This Friday the students will be having their last literacy group meeting. Make sure you are ready to present your role and share with your group.
AZTEC FINAL EXAM - MONDAY, MARCH 18TH! Please review your notes for 15 minutes each evening!
Front side of Comparison Chart is due on Monday!
Start reviewing for your Aztec Final - it is coming up in 2 weeks!
Tomorrow students will have their literacy group discussions and each group member needs to have their work done for this week's specific role .
In Social Studies students have continued to look at the Spanish and Aztec worldview and how they differ.
Great day at the Be Brave Hitman Game today! Thanks to all who participated and joined in the community spirit to recognize Telus' anti-bullying initiative.
Aztec calendar pieces are due tomorrow and will be proudly displayed in the office this spring!
Aztec Children's Storybooks are due today and will be read to the Grade 4 buddies on Friday. The 4's are excited to hear all about the Aztec culture and the adventure that their character is going to embark on!
This week we are looking at 'The Deadly Meeting' and how the conflict progresses between the Spanish and the Aztecs!
Literacy circles are continuing this week and there will be a group meeting on Friday for some in-depth discussion about the characters, conflict and rising action.
Students are working on their Aztec Children's Stories that they are preparing for their grade 4 buddy. They started off last week interviewing a partner in Mr. Baker's class, and are now trying to incorporate the things their buddy likes in a children's story. This has been a challenging task design as the 8's still need to incorporate much of the Aztec culture and make it authentic. These stories are due on Tuesday, February 19th and will be shared with the 4's later during the week!
The literacy circles have now had their first group meeting where some great discussions were generated from the first week's leader. Roles have changed for the second week and students have continued reading independently as well as out loud in their groups. The next meeting will be Friday, February 22nd.
Students will start off this week with their Snack-n-Chat cereal box book share projects. On Tuesday we will be starting literacy circles which will last for approximately 4 weeks. There will be many choices for all levels of readers in the class. More information to follow!
In Social Studies we will take a look at how Spain focused their sites on expanding westward. As well, students will be interviewing some grade 4 students about what they find exciting in a story, and then the 8's will be creating an Aztec storybook for their specific grade 4 buddy!
Today students wrote their poetry test and we will be finishing off the week with some additional poem writing!
In Social Studies students are working on Aztec Education and Laws.
Language Arts - A reminder that your 3 haiku poems are due tomorrow and your acrostic should be completed already. You should be well into your slam poem and working on the performance piece at home.
Social Studies - You can continue your research on your Aztec warrior!
CEREAL BOX, CRACKER BOX, CHOCOLATE BOX!!! BRING ONE FOR YOUR SNACK-N-CHAT!
This week students will be working on creating their own slam poem and performing it on Thursday!
In Social Studies we will be looking at the hierarchy of the Aztec society. Students will be creating their own Aztec character and looking at different aspects of life through the eyes of their person.