This week is busy finishing up our Mayflower pilgrim unit. Students will turn in all the chapter assignments from their novel Pilgrim Stories, and turn in their last summary of the book. Students will also write their third imaginative writing from the point of view of their pilgrim on the second year in Plymouth. For students whose pilgrim did not survive the first winter, they will write from the point of view of an Indian, such as Squanto or Massasoit. The social studies Pilgrim unit also concludes this week with all binder worksheets done. It’s a busy week!
We took the OAKS math state this week. Students have 2 more opportunities to take the test again to improve their score. Next week, some students are re-taking the OAKS reading state test. We are learning more about probability this week.
The Reed College biology lessons ended last week, but we are continuing the Reed College chemistry lessons every Friday afternoon. Last week we tried to generate electricity using fruit: apple, orange, lemon, tomato. We also saw a glowing pickle! We are reading about reptiles in our vertebrate unit. The students have a group project due April 30th. The requirements for this assignment, as well as the daily homework assignments, are posted on my webpage http://sylviajen.posterous.com.
Please mark on your calendar that May 3rd is our annual Art Night. If your child is a docent, he needs to be at his post on time and be ready to talk about art to others. Please come support this event and view the art that will be in the hallways!