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Here is the learning that occurred this past week, from the perspective of students in 5B:
In math we are learning about fractions and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them.
In math we are learning about fractions.
In math with Ms. Rhoades, we are starting a new unit about fractions.
Students are reading the book Esperanza Rising and learning about human rights and how these rights are threatened in the book.
Article two of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is don’t discriminate.
Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights say’s don’t discriminate.
Students are learning about colonization. As part of this unit they are reading the book Blood on the River and researching a colonial trade.
In the book Blood on the River. The Native Americans have attacked the colony and then they all were sick and lots of people died.
In the book Blood on the River, we have been reading about what the French did when the reached Virginia. President Wingfield is the current president and is treating his people unfairly.
In the book Blood on the River the Indians attacked and killed one of the workers named James.
In social studies we all are learning about colonial trades from back in the 16 hundreds.
Students are drawing houses that are inspired by the book The Twenty-One Balloons. Their drawing will be displayed on the bulletin board outside our classroom door so you can see them during parent teacher conferences.
In the book The Twenty-One Balloons we are listening to Professor Sherman tell his story about Krakatoa. I do not think he should be telling them about the diamond mines though, because they said that he needed to keep Krakatoa a secret.
I am drawing a Japanese house.
In Second Step this week, students were learning the difference between being aggressive and passive, and what it means to be assertive. They participated in an activity where they had to sculpt their partner into an aggressive or passive stance.
I SCULPTED BENNETT INTO A WEIRD SHAPE.