This week, we made a final push to finish our read aloud book, before heading into Spring Break. Students loved listening to "Some kind of courage" by Dan Gemeinhart, and it was a great introduction into our Migration unit, as the book tells a story about a boy's journey in search of the only thing he cares about, his remaining family. Once we return from Break, we will begin reading "Refugee" by Alan Gratz about the escape of three different kids, whom are in search of a better life.
This week, everyone completed their persuasive papers about a topic of their choosing. The only requirement they faced was that each student must write about something they cared about, and wanted to see changed. Students focused on a topics such as animal abuse, racism, voting, the dangers of smoking, and the impacts of environmental issues. After Spring Break, we will have a writing celebration, and papers will be sent home with parents during conferences.
This week, students were sent home with their Fractions test, after reviewing their answers and self grading their work. Be on the lookout for your child's test, and please remember to review any concepts that may need more practice. After Spring Break, we will spend a few days to reviewing fractions before moving onto decimals, the following week.
This week, students continued their new inquiry unit of Where We Are in Place and Time, with the central idea that Migration impacts individuals and communities. In order for students to have a better understanding of Migration, they took a deeper look at Westward Expansion, and used The Oregon Trail as a case study for their learning. Students played the online reenactment game, The Oregon Trail (https://classicreload.com/oregon-trail.html), and broke up into pioneer families that created a packing list, and determined if their wagon trains made it safely across the long journey.
Next week’s math: EGNY End of Module 5 Assessment + Fosnot math Inquiry Review
Next week’s vocabulary test: None (in observance of Spring Break)
On Tuesday, April 9th, we will be departing for Philip Foster Farms, and we are still in need of two parent chaperones. If you would like to join us, please reach out to Mrs. Hauser as soon as possible and remember that if volunteering, you must pass the Beaverton School District background check, and be willing to pay the $5 admission fee. We will be leaving at 9:00am, and returning to West TV by 2:00pm. Chaperones will need to bring their own lunch, and dress accordingly for an outdoor experience.
- Monday, April 1st- Students return from Spring Break
- Tuesday, April 2nd- Reading Logs + Field Trip Permission Slips Due
- Friday, April 5th- Grading Day: NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, April 9th- Field Trip to Philip Foster Farms