January was a busy month! We recently wrapped up our 2 month Literary Essay Writing Unit. The students have completed 4 essays. I hope you had a chance to look over 3 of the 4 essays Monday night and return them with a parent signature. Yesterday, students applied the strategies they learned in a final assessment. I will be scoring the final assesments, inputting scores in schoolloop, and sending the essays home for a signature early next week.
In reading, we are well into our Nonfiction Reading Unit. Please see the attached file to see the essential standards I am teaching. At this point we have covered Summary in depth and I will input scores next week.
In social studies, we are beginning our China Unit this week with a focus on geography. We will delve into the culture with Chinese dragon myths and art. Following that, we will discuss the different dynasties and their philosophies of government.
I am still looking for a few more Chinatown chaperones. Our trip is March 24th. It really is a fun field trip. Please email me if you are interested in chaperoning.
It was great to meet everyone today! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the coming weeks. This is going to be a fantastic year!
Parents, I will see you on September 1 at 7pm.