Things are a little mixed up in 5th grade. We are now under the rule of King Cotton and our British palace is built. We have enjoyed helping King Cotton collect taxes and shillings. We also enjoyed the Quartering Act quite a bit...mmmm.
Students have been hard at work using their great reading skills to find main ideas and quote accurately to answer questions.
We have also been concentrating on our Leadership Habits, specifically being proactive. Next week students will set their October Habit Goal and work to improve their leadership.
We started Ban This Book this week. It Is AMAZING!! We have been talking about the internal struggle between rules and beliefs and how they impact our behaviors. Students have looked at a variety of books that have been challenged and talked about censorship.
In math students have been working on exponents and place value. Next week we will be working with Mrs. Moberg on how to represent multiplication and then complete U.S. traditional method for multiplying large numbers.
We can't wait to see what the British and colonists will be up to next week.