In Writing Workshop, we will continue working on our research reports on our chosen topics. There is not deadline set yet. Some students are close to finishing their first drafts while others are still finishing their research. We will work on this project for a few more weeks.
Both classes will be doing a Mystery Skype with another class somewhere in the world. We will research our own location, break up into several teams including Atlas masters, Question Keepers, etc..., and then we will try to figure out their location before they figure out ours in a 20 questions (yes/no) format. These Skypes are set for Monday, February 3rd, but we will do a practice mystery Skype between the two classes this week in which we will choose make believe locations. The students are very excited!
In Word Study, we will start our next unit on Common Prefixes List 2. Students can go to https://www.spellingcity.com/Hoover5fis/ to practice their words at home. A list will come home tomorrow and the assessment will be on February 7th.
Pow Wow - Saturday, February 1st 4-8pmz
Valentine's Day Parties - February 14th (small Valentine exchange with snacks)
February 17th - No School (President's Day)
February 28th - Last day of second trimester
March 12th - Report cards go home
Related Arts Schedule:
Monday - PE Tuesday - Library Wednesday - Music Thursday - Art Friday - PE