Actions have consequences!
We have been discussing in class how each of our actions have both positive and negative consequences. We then integrated this idea into our our content areas of ELA(editing our writing) , Math (memorizing our math facts) , Science (experiments) and
Social Studies (wars).
Students traveled back in time to the 18th century when our nation was born. They learned about early American history, from the Revolutionary War to the everyday Colonial world. They experienced living like George Washington, Molly Pitcher, and Daniel Boone did in the 1700s. All of the activities were designed to promote a historical perspective while building character and having fun.
Camp Flintlock Descriptions of Activity Stations:
Indian Necklace Making: Students made an authentic style necklace using glass beads and hair pipe beads made from buffalo horn and buffalo bones.
Quill & Ink Writing: Students used a turkey feather quill & bottled ink and learned to write like Thomas Jefferson. This is one of our most popular stations.
Indian War Paint & Story: Students listened to the story of James Smith who was captured and adopted by Indians. Then they tried on some Indian War Paint for themselves.
Colonial Games: Students had fun playing period games such as: Cup & Ball, Bilbo, Graces, Nine Pins, Pickup Sticks, Hoop Racing, and Tug-of-War.
Knot Tying: Students learned some basic knots such as: the square knot, the granny knot, the bowline knot, and others.
Tomahawk Throw: Students learned to throw an Indian style tomahawk at a wooden target.
Colonial Dress Up: Students dress up involved trying on reproductions of 18th Century clothing and the opportunity to get their picture taken.
Colonial Store: The store had Authentic Period reproductions for sale. Some of the items solder were arrowheads, paper fans, and flutes.
In reading, we have been working in small groups based on our reading and word work individual needs. We have participated in novel studies and have explored main idea, supporting details, internal and external characteristics, and plot. We have just started exploring the different text structures authors use to write. We just finished up learning about descriptive writing which includes writing on a topic, providing details to support the topic, and using adjectives and adverbs to describe or "spice up" our writing. We also identified different texts with this text structure. We are becoming experts with finding evidence in text and working so hard to improve our reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension! We are learning to LOVE reading!
In writing, we have focused on opinion writing! We learned how to state our opinion and how to provide reasons and examples to support our opinions. We used the OREO graphic organizer to help organize our thoughts with multiple topics. We wrote our first drafts, peer edited our writings, and published our final copies to tell what the BEST part of our holiday break was! We have enjoyed learning how to be persuasive as we try to persuade our readers to agree with our opinions!
The Science Unit for the second quarter is Earth and Space.