We just started to read the novel James and the Giant Peach in language arts. We are also working on our informative writing on the K-T extinction. In language arts we continue to build our stanima, work with words, and collaborate to learn. We have also discussed how to answer questions using the R.A.C.E.S. strategy. This means we must Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain, and Sum up our written responses.
We are just finishing up Chapter 6 in social studies. We have learned all about the Revolutionary War and how New Jersey was a key battleground. We have also discussed the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the three branches of government.
Our next chapter will be all about ecosystems. We will also discuss natural resources and fossils.
Each week in 4G, three students will be in charge of current events. They will need to find or print an article and read it. They will then need to summarize and reflect on this event. Don't forget to attach your article to your work. We look forward to hearing about the current events you will talk to us about!