Post written by Abby
About a couple weeks ago we read a book called Encounter By Jane Yolen.
It is told in first person point of view, by a young boy. The story kind of has the same plot as when Columbus traveled to America but told in the point of view of a Native American boy.
Once we read the book, we got paired up in groups of three and four. Each group got assigned two to three pages of the book to reenact in front of the class to make a short, free play. The challenge was that we only had minimum time to do it.
Check out our skits in the videos below.
Post written by Hayden
In language arts class, we made projects about morphology words. Morphology is the study of word forms. A morphology word is a word that has a prefix or a suffix, but it could also be a word made up of root words. An example of a morphology word is the word inactive. The word inactive has the prefix in-, the suffix -ive, and the root word act. The word inactive means to not be doing anything.
The project was to work with a partner to make a model out of paper to have a root word, and then there are words you can make out of using the suffixes and prefixes connected to the root word. Also, you have to write down the root word and explain what its meaning is.
Here are some pictures of us working on the projects and then a slideshow of our finished projects:
Post written by Finn O.
In class we are doing pen pals with the 5th grade Pawcatuck students. First they wrote us letters with questions and some things about themselves. Now it is our turn to write, and we are answering most of their questions and telling them some things about us. We are doing this because when Pawcatuck comes next year we want to be able to know some things about them.
Here are some things that my classmates wrote about having pen pals:
Our next optional challenge is a Minecraft build! The due date is Monday, January 14th. The guidelines and requirements are listed below.
That's it for the requirements! Beyond those, you can add anything you want. Judging will be done by students in both classes and they will make their decisions on which build has the biggest "Wow!" factor. So, the more original and impressive, the better.
*Oh, one last requirement: You need to screen record a walk-through of your build (or take a bunch of screenshots) so the class can see your creation. I'll help you with that as much as I can, some we can record in class, but you may need to do a bit of Googling and YouTubing of "how to record a Minecraft walk-through on a... (Nintendo Switch, XBox, PC, PE, etc.)"
The top two vote getters will receive either a plush baby pig or baby mooshroom.
Best of luck to everyone, but more importantly, have fun!
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