I wanted to say that last week was awesome and made possible only by the support of you all! We had a successful salmon dissection (the envy of the upstairs) that was educational, safe, and surprisingly not-to-messy. That being said, I hope this summer when you all go fishing, students can point out many of the different anatomical parts of these amazing fish, passing along their knowledge.
Last week we also embarked on a field trip to the Performing Arts Center to see The Lighting Thief. Although the production garnished mixed reviews from the class, it provided a unique way to experience the community and further explore literary elements of stories. Through your continued support, we will continue to benefit from such hands on, real life, and relevant lessons.
This week’s schedule is a bit less busy while also being a bit shorter. In honor of those who have served our Nation in the armed forces, there is no class on Friday, Veteran’s Day. Thank to you the families in our class and country that have made it all possible, (including the right to vote on Tuesday!).
The four school days we do have this week will be used to begin our look at Immigration (19th Century through today), Homonyms (words that sound the same but are spelled different and mean different things), Setting (time and location of a narrative). We will continue our informal read aloud, Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories form The Salmon Project, although this week we will wrap up our science unit on salmon before beginning our STEM unit on energy, electricity & computer science.
As a reminder, our class has a website (listed at bottom of this page) where newsletters and homework descriptions are posted just in case a homework packet doesn’t make it home on a Monday.
For now, get out your Snow-dance moves… It looks like it’s coming!