Thursday, November 21, 2013

November Letter

Fifth Graders,

Don't forget, your November letter is due Monday, December 2nd.  Many of you are finished with it already and you will get extra credit for having it done before the Thanksgiving break!  Below is a link that will take you to the directions of what you need to do, as well as a picture of the guidelines.  Please make sure to work on this over break if you aren't finished.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Editorial Fun!

The second part of our Revolutionary War project was to research a controversial current day topic.  After finding many facts in either support or opposition of their topic, students had to pick a side and try to persuade us to take their side.  Listen to these great editorials and maybe your mind will be changed!

Great job fifth graders!  I can't wait to listen to them in the LMC tomorrow!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Listen to our Loyalist vs. Patriot Debates

Hi everyone,

We are working on a very interesting project with Mrs. Polito in the LMC, and the start of it is to compare the perspectives of the Loyalist and Patriots during the Revolutionary War.  On Friday, the students shared the ideas of a Loyalist or Patriot that they researched.  In a discussion format, each group was able to debate the ideas that their Loyalist or Patriot had about that war time.  Click on the link below to listen to each group's discussion.  I was so proud of the questions they asked one another and the thought and work they put into the research.  Great job fifth graders!