Today we read about the Puritans. They arrived in Massachusetts ten years after the Pilgrims and settled in Salem. We talked about some of the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans. We learned that the Puritans wanted religious freedom but did not believe other groups should have religious freedom. We also learned about some of the harsh punishments Puritans imposed when laws were broken.
We will not be sharing Valentine cards on Valentine's Day in Room 9. We will instead be making an affirmation project in class. Each student will write a kind sentence to each other and we will put them all together on a large heart. The project is free and carries a lot of meaning. Please let me know if you have any questions.
This week we launched our narrative writing unit. We began by learning about the elements in narratives and dissecting a classroom book. Students designed a super hero and created a trading card for the character. I am so impressed with the creativity each student applied in designing a character. They had a blast and will work through this unit to bring the character to life. STAY TUNED!
Last week in Room 9 we completed two projects! Passion projects, the culmination of our opinion writing unit went home on Friday. I was so proud of all the writers. Students worked through all the steps in the writing process and even inserted pictures in the final copies. I hope you enjoy reading what your child is passionate about.
In Social Studies we completed a project comparing the Wampanoags, Pilgrims and children today. Students chose a topic of interest: food, shelter, clothing or education/games and became experts. The final projects will be hung in the hallway next week. They are amazing!
Hope you are all warm and cozy in this storm and enjoy the long weekend!
We hit the ground running this week!
We began writing our "Passion Pieces". This writing assignment will culminate our opinion writing unit. Students began filling out a graphic organizer today and will go through many steps before publishing a final product in two weeks. I am really excited to see this project through.
In Social Studies this week we continued to learn about the Wampanoags. We read about Squanto and the early trading that happened between tribes and Pilgrims. We learned about the first Thanksgiving and the traditional foods we believe they ate.
In math, we are learning about area and perimeter. Students have demonstrated a firm grasp of measuring perimeter and simple area. We will continue to find the area of more complex shapes.
Have a great weekend!
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