Wordly Wise: We are currently on Wordly Wise 8 and the test will be Friday the 14th. I have continued to discuss with students the importance of studying in a way that works for them individually. For this lesson, student are allowed to take the test as soon as they are ready. So students may take the test early if they feel prepared. Otherwise, the test will be taken Friday. After that we will be done with Wordly Wise until after the winter break.
Social Sciences/Writing: We started our Ancient Americas research project last week. Students are currently in the throws of research. For this project we are working with paper research only. We have gone through how to use a book or article to find specific information. We are also practicing how to take notes when we research to avoid plagiarism. We will complete preliminary research stages early this week and start to learn how to organize research and thinking into informational writing. The writing aspect of this project will be completed before the winter break.