Friday, May 6, 2011

We're starting the You Decide Unit! and FLASH!!

Two very exciting units are going on right now in F-3.

First, You Decide! You Decide! is the last unit in social studies in fifth grade at Maple. Now that students are familiar with the founding of this country, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the three branches of government, they are each researching a controversial topic and will be writing a research paper in the next several weeks, and will participate in a debate on their topic at the end of the unit.

Also, we have started the FLASH unit. Please keep up with our unit at school by reading over the lessons that I'm teaching. Today we'll be learning all about how to build up our self esteem. If you ever have any questions about FLASH, please contact me. FLASH night is coming up on May 24 at 5:30. You'll be welcome to come, eat pizza, and take a class with your child about what they have learned about!

Cheers! -Ms. Ventura