In writing, we have been working on writing informational essays about topics that we know a lot about. We have started by focusing on how to write main idea ("body") paragraphs. A good informational main idea paragraph should have:
We will be working on introductions and conclusions this week. Then we will put it all together. Stay tuned for the final products!
The entries for the optional Art Challenge are in, and we have lots of amazing artwork! Click on the image below for a slideshow of all the entries. Enjoy!
Now that you have seen the different entries, use the poll that is linked through the picture at the bottom to vote for your favorite artwork. (If it is too hard to vote for only one, you may make up to two selections.)
Please try to vote for the artwork you like the best, regardless of who the artist might be.
Voting is open to anyone with a Google account - feel free to spread the word!
Click on the image below to access the poll.
Voting will close Thursday night, February 28th.
Last week, we did a peasant/monarch simulation to get an idea of what life was like for the majority of Europeans during the 15th-18th centuries, and to understand why some people would risk their lives to sail across the Atlantic ocean to start a new life in "the New World."
Here is a slideshow from the activity:
And here is a slideshow of some of the students' thoughts about the activity:
Our art challenge is pretty open - just create a piece of art! You can submit a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a craft, a Lego creation, etc. It can be as big or as small as you'd like. The only real requirements are that you made it in the last 6 months and that the artwork is physical, not digital.
The artwork will be judged on a combination of creativity, style, technique, and overall "wow!" factor. The submitted works of art will be featured in a blog post with a poll for voting. Voting will be open to students, parents, teachers, and friends.
The top two vote-getters will get either a set of twelve fine-point Sharpie markers or a $10 gift certificate to Michael's Arts and Crafts.
Entries will be due Friday, March 1st.
I look forward to seeing what you create!
We are a 5th grade ELA and social studies class in coastal Connecticut. We post about our learning, our activities, our ideas, and our creativity.