February 16

Today, the 2nd Continental Congress met in Room A205 of Independence Hall (also known as Holmes Elementary). John Hancock presided over the Loyalists and Patriots as they were debating the fate of the colonies!  The debate was well argued and rebutted, and the colonists adjourned to take time to determine the next course of action.  We had a great time with this reenactment of the Second Continental Congress, as it was a culmination of all of our historical reading and researching up to this point. Great job, delegates! Check out our class Facebook page for video and pictures!

Class Facebook page

In Reading Workshop this week we spent much of our time preparing for our debate! The students surpassed my expectations and surprised me with their debating skills! Students had to state their position, support it wit a reason and give evidence that supported the reason. Students also had to prepare rebuttal arguments.

In Writing Workshop we continued to work on our All About the American Revolution books. Students worked on writing a 1sst person account (historical fiction) of their focus topic.

This week in Math we have worked on adding and subtracting fractions, adding and subtracting mixed numbers, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, as well as simplifying or reducing fractions. Whew!

In Social Studies we are wrapping up our Black History month studies on slavery and civil rights by creating a class quilt. I will post pictures when we complete the display. It will be in the hallway during conferences for you to see.

Important Dates

 

Wednesday and Thursday, February 28 – March 1 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2 – 1/2 days

Friday – Sunday, March 30 – April 8 – Spring Break

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