This year, I have a fun field trip planned for students, in addition to many projects and other classroom activities.
In November, I will be taking students to the Field Museum in Chicago. In our science class, students will learn about dinosaurs and fossils. At the Field Museum, students will participate in a guided tour of the dinosaurs exhibit. After this tour, students will then go to the "What Skin Were They In" Curiosity Station within the museum. At this Curiosity Station, students will participate in a hands-on experience while learning about fossils, adaptations, and dinosaurs. A permission form will be sent home for this field trip. Please fill out this form and have your student return it to me by Nov. 1st. Please view the Field Museum's website for more information about the field trip:
Social Studies: Students will take a virtual tour of Ellis Island (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/). Afterwards, students will write two diary entries from the perspective of an immigrant entering the United States at Ellis Island.
Language Arts: Students will read Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan. After reading and analyzing this book, students will then watch the movie Sarah, Plain and Tall. Students will determine the differences and similarities between the book and the movie.
Math: Students will learn about and practice using different strategies for multiplying numbers.
Science: Students will learn about magnetism and explore magnetism through various experiments. Students will also watch the Bill Nye The Science Guy: Magnetism video.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 30th and December 1st, 11:00 am-7:00pm
Spelling Bee: December 11th, 1:00pm
Family Trivia Night: December 8th, 6:30pm
Winter Break: December 20th- January 2nd