Week of January 10th to January 13th

Happy New Year and welcome to Quarter 3!

Welcome back.  We hope you all had a restful break and were able to spend quality time with family and friends.

Here are a few reminders and highlights for this week:

  • Tomorrow is a minimum day.
  • We will begin Chapter 7 in math this week with our Pretest and instructional focus of multiplying fractions.
  • Our American Revolution unit will begin this week and we look specifically at the causes and effects that led to the revolution and the development of the United States.
  • Our read aloud for this quarter will be Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. This powerful novel takes readers into New York during the revolution and is the story of a slave girl and her fight for freedom.  Her is a brief blurb of this compelling story:
    • If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

      As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

      From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

  • In Science we will focus on Earth Systems and how all four systems interact with each other

We are excited for Quarter 3 and can’t wait to get started!  Keep checking the blog for updates and information throughout Quarter 3!

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