Upper Elementary

Mrs. Haynes and Ms. Walker

November 13, 2017

Thank you to all the Upper Elementary families who joined us for Pancake Breakfast on Friday! It was such an enjoyable way to end the week and to kick-start Lamplighter’s annual fundraiser. We appreciate all that you do for our school and students.

Students enjoyed completing an around the room review of Spanish vocabulary that we have been studying since the beginning of the year! Students also worked on completing their own self-generated task bingo goals. This coming week, we will be practicing introductions with scripts and skits.

In Writing, students have been studying figurative language from metaphors and similes to idioms. This week we are learning about hyperboles and personification. Students have been enjoying completing their figurative language packets and finding examples of them in our literature readings.

Our history studies have taken us to the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia. Students have defined important words like ziggurat and cuneiform, and researched important figures such as Hammurabi and Gilgamesh. This week, we will be creating a timeline of important events from this era as well as diving into Sumerian hierarchy and city-states. 

We hope grandparents and special guests can join us on November 21st from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. for our International Tea Celebration.

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