It's hard to believe it's midquarter already. I know that I am not the only one that has a hard time believing how fast these first few weeks have gone. It has been a good and busy time. We are getting into the swing of things and some big projects are around the corner.
The 5th/6th grade will be starting a large project for social studies. We will be planning a trip to Europe.
They also will be working on an autobiography project for English. We will be doing a lot of writing for this.
The 7th/8th graders will also be doing an autobiography project for English.
I am trying to have a lot of writing. The more we write, the better we will become at doing it.
We have also finished the first two books of the year - Bunnicula and The Giver. There have been mixed reviews of these books. Ask your child what they thought of the book that they have read.
I am dividing the 5-8 graders into three groups for the next books. We will be reading Anne of Green Gables, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Charlotte's Web. All three are great books, and I hope the students enjoy them as much as I do.
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It was a busy week last week even though it was only a 4 day week. For some reason, the kids and I felt like that the week was going slow for being a short week.
We had a social studies test on Friday which we spent some time reviewing for earlier in the week. I am trying to help the kids see how to study for tests so that they can have success on taking tests and learning what they need to study. This will hep them in all subjects.
In English we have been a variety of noun activities. We reviewed common and proper nouns. We have been working on learning a variety of collective nouns. Some of our favorites were: A gaggle of geese, a bloat of hippos, a float of crocodiles (or alligators - I don't remember which one) and a congress of baboons. We hung pictures in the hall to show our collective nouns.
We are heading towards the end of both The Giver and Bunnicula. We soon will be working on a project on both of these books.
Tuesday is Sept. 11 so we will be talking about that day. It's hard to belive that some of these kids were not born then.