This week, the fifth grade groups met for the first time as part of the Walk-to-Read Unit. All fifth grade students are reading a novel related to the theme of 'survival' and 'giving it all you got.' On Wednesday, the students worked in groups to determine which five items would be most important if they were stranded in the wilderness. Some items included a match, a rope, a water bottle, a knife, playing cards, a paper clip, and a piece of chalk. Students collaborated and used their critical thinking skills.
On Thursday, the ALO group met for the first time. Students were introduced to the book by reading the blurb and exploring the structure of the book.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS -
DUE Tuesday, Feb. 2 : Read chapters 1-2
DUE Wednesday, Feb. 3 : Read chapter 3. Define unknown words from list below. Draw a picture or use the word in a sentence for ALL words:
rogue (13) intrepid (14) din (15) tempest (19) begrudgingly (23) roiling (27)
slake (35) marooned (38)