First off, I just want congratulate all of my students on a job well done last semester! We handled the Benchmark yesterday with ease, and I can't wait to see the scores because I just know that we will have seen improvement from last time. :)
Now, we have jumped feet first into this new unit, Land Beneath Our Feet. We are starting off with vocabulary stations where we are making some type of fun project to define our vocabulary words. This will be our first minor grade. It will be due next Tuesday. I have kept all of the projects tonight (because I'm not sure we know exactly what is expected of us enough to send them home yet) but they will have the option to bring them home tomorrow and work on them over the weekend. I have posted the entire directions sheet, videos, and more articles that we are using to the Assignments and Resources tab, so check them out!
If you'd really like to get ahead of the game, or feel that you need a little extra practice, BrainPop and Discovery Education are great resources to use, and your child already has free access to them through WCPSS! If you cannot remember the log-in information, just send me an e-mail and I can get it to you ASAP.
Extra help is available every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please remember that you MUST fill out a permission form (below) and turn it in the day before in order to attend.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)