Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week of May 7, 2012

Hello students & families,

Welcome to another wonderful week of school! This Friday is the school talent show from 1:00P-2:30P. Some of our very own fifth graders are performing so get excited! Here's what we are studying in our different content areas:

Language Arts
In Language Arts we are writing our own short stories. Final drafts are due this Friday. Please make sure your short story follows the plot diagram (see below).

The following website has some good tips for short story writing:

Social Studies
We are currently studying how the 13 colonies worked together to defeat the great British army during the American Revolution. Look at the following websites for some interesting facts and games about the war.
Facts on the American Revolution 
The Road to Revolution Game 
Who is it Revolutionary War Game
Interactive Map of the Battles

In Science we are studying the difference between mixtures and solutions. Look at the following websites to read up on the differences between the two.
Mixtures & Solutions Activity 

Photos from our experience with Oobleck:


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