It is time for the first weekly blog post for the 2013-2014 school year! Please read each section carefully. Your child may be in only one of my classes, or he or she may be in multiple classes that I teach. Be sure to read the sections that apply to your child.
Mon, 8/12 First day of school!
Fri, 8/16 POW Due (homeroom); Celebrate summer birthdays! Mary Carter, Donangelo, Sunshine, Lauren
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This week, we'll be working with Chapter 2 in Shurley English. We'll be looking specifically at nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Test: Friday, August 16
This week, we'll be learning about class routines and projects for the year. Students will learn about blogging on Kidblog.org, turning in online assignments on Edmodo, and preparing for 5th grade Common Core Standards. Click on the Reading page at the top to learn more.
Students will have an opportunity to set up their reading notebooks, practice literature circles, and explore blogging and working on Edmodo!
And since it's reading class, what better to do than to READ!
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Mrs. Thompson's Homeroom Only
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My homeroom will be in social studies for the next two weeks (August 12-August 23). On August 26, they will switch to science with Mrs. May, and I will have her homeroom.
This unit, we'll be working on the Civil War! Click on the Social Studies page at the top to learn more. Look at the standards for SS5H1.
We will begin with studying the events that led to slavery. There are 10 major events/items we'll learn about:
- Missouri Compromise
- Fugitive Slave Law
- Compromise of 1850
- Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
- Lincoln's 1860 election
- The Attack on Fort Sumter
We will also spend Thursday in the computer lab learning about what life was like for a slave if he or she decided to escape. We'll follow the path of Tom, a runaway slave, on his quest for freedom. This will be a fun day for students to explore a multimedia site sponsored by Scholastic. It's full of slideshows, videos, facts, and sound effects.
Then on Friday, we'll study the 5 major battles of the war:
- Battle at Fort Sumter
- Battle of Gettysburg
- The Atlanta Campaign
- Sherman's March to the Sea
- Surrender at Appomattox
Next week, we'll get hands-on! Students will have the opportunity to sort through REAL items from the Civil War! Thanks to the Northeast Georgia History Center, students will be able to try on real Civil War uniforms, get their hands on some very old Confederate money, and hold some tools from this era in their hands. It will be great fun! Students will also learn about the end of the war and the effects on both the North and South.
Test: Thursday, August 22.