It's been a few weeks since I've linked up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings so I thought I'd share with you what we will be working on this week!
This will be my last month teaching my 5th graders and my last month at my school. It's going to be a hard month with our upcoming move, filled with lots of happy and sad moments. My last day will now be on December 20th.
This week we will begin our novel study with the book Lyddie and I can't wait! I love doing novel studies and love that it correlates with our recent study of the Industrial Revolution.
We will also begin studying (and reviewing) figurative language. We will be reviewing similes, metaphors, and idioms. We will also introduce adages and proverbs.
We will continue with our Fraction unit. This week we will focus on multiplying fractions.
Our 5th grade Social Studies is my FAVORITE subject to teach! This week we will begin our study of WWI. We will cover a lot this week, including the main causes that led to WWI, how to United States became involved in the war, the draft, the trenches & "No Man's Land", the new technology, and the effects of the war. Lots to cover!
Our main focus this week will be the ocean shore zone and how it is affected by waves, tides, and currents.