December 13, 2017

Neighbors, Martians, Energy, and Egypt.

Last week we finished week 10.  Students shared stories about the Corbett community, Estacada and Cascade Locks.  We were told of catastrophic winters, flooded houses,  and many other interesting tales.  It was a great way to wrap up our story telling unit.

We dabbled in some poetry last week.  Students read a poem called “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home” by Craig Raine.  It was a great way to get everyone to take a stab at figurative language (simile, metaphor, and personification to name a few).  Students were asked to post their poem on our class e-mail account leonesclass@gmail.com in the google documents section.

We started learning about energy last week as well.  We watched a movie, took notes, and then split up the important information and presented to the class on Thursday.  Everyone had fun with this and did a great job.

We will be starting our studies on ancient Egypt this week.  Parents: students will be receiving an assignment sheet with a calendar, list of project options, and a contract.  This is a fun unit, ask your student about this!

It’s hard to believe how fast the year is flying by.  It’s even harder to believe that I still am surprised by it. Looking forward to a great November!

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