Last week was an awesome week! If you’ve been following along, you know that my students just really learned a lot last week. Those light bulbs were going off and my students were actually THINKING! Ya gotta love that!
My week this coming week is going to be another great week! Here’s what we have on the agenda:
In Writing: Monday we will write letters to veterans, thanking them for their service and time spent away from friends and family. After that, it’s back to the grind with a new expository piece. We are writing about our most prized possessions this time around. We have already planned it out and written our kernel essays, so the next steps are putting it into a flipbook, choosing icons, and then drafting our piece. Oh, and at the end of the week we will be discussing schesis onomaton (a big fancy word for renaming). Come back to see some final copies! (I’ll be posting some expository pieces from our first attempt pretty soon)
In Math: This week is a time to put our skills to the test with related data sets (aka: tables). Since we have our first district benchmark next week, the end of this week will succumb to review of all that the students have learned this year, with a focus on multiplication and division with word problems. Another week requiring loads of thinking!
In Social Studies: We will be discussing the impacts of Stephen F. Austin and Martin DeLeon on the settlement of Texas.
It’s another jam-packed week, and I’m praying that we have time to squish it all in! I’m excited for what this week has in store for us!