I hope everyone is doing well~ I was so happy to see everyone at the Student Led Conference!
Just one question...where is the snow?! While we wait this is what we will be covering in Language Arts and Social Studies--
In Language Arts we are beginning our unit on Figurative Language, including (but not limited to) personification, simile, alliteration, metaphor, idiom, allusion, onomatopoeia, and poetry. We are also looking into identifying themes in poetry and literature. We are learning to identify and use imagery in writing. We have been working on writing prompts and utilizing warm up time to keep previously learned skills fresh in our minds. We will have a small test on Figurative Language on February 22nd. Our Benchmark later in the quarter will cover all of these concepts with the addition of plot, character, and setting. Of course, there will be study guides to help your child prepare for these exams.
In Social Studies we have just wrapped up the American Revolution. We are now working our way into studying about the New Nation, Articles of Confederation, Constitution and government. Soon, we will have an interactive, creative project involving concepts from this unit. More details on that to follow. I will be sending home a sheet outlining this new project soon.
Please feel free to check back as I will be adding some materials to help your child study, in addition to the study guides I will send home.
Feel free to contact me at any time!
Thanks, have a wonderful week!