This year's Halloween celebrations included a chilly parade, whole class Pictionary game with boys versus girls on the white board (boys won by one point) , mad scientist experiments, relay games, refreshments while watching Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and a spooky/mysterious Fun House walk in Mrs. Fowler's classroom! A big thanks to everyone who helped with the party by coordinating volunteers, sending in supplies, or helping with the activities. Your efforts have resulted in a very fun afternoon for our fifth graders!
These are photos taken of our class white board after a discussion we had in class last Monday. All five fifth grade classes did the same lesson at the same time. The teachers showed the class a letter (fake letter) that was from the PTA stating some changes that would be made to class parties, including the upcoming Halloween party. The teachers had to act surprised but impartial. The classes erupted with emotion and suggestions for how to persuade the PTA to retract the new guidelines. Please ask your child what this experience was like for him/her. The lesson was intended to provide an experience similar to the experiences of the colonists during the late 1700's. We are officially off and running now with our study of such events as the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre and laws such as the Quartering Act and the Intolerable Acts.
Below is a WEX entry of one of our students following the Revolutionary experience in class.
Just wait 'til you meet our tall tale characters! I'm sure they will bring a smile to your face and maybe even cause you to giggle. Open House at OMS is a highlight of the year, and I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday night between 6:30-8:30. Get ready to see what's happening in fifth grade and to help your child complete a scavenger hunt.
Today our class met a surveyor, a Native American, a spinner, a frontiersman, a carpenter, a trapper, a land agent, and an innkeeper. They learned about colonial clothing, militia, and other aspects of life in the late 1700's. This experience piqued the curiosity of our students about our upcoming study of this time period in American history.