Newsletter 8 – 10/2/16

Weekly Highlights

Families, this week was packed with commas, book club meetings, and work with the thirteen colonies. You may say a theme of our week was communication – the kind we do with our own writing, the historical perspectives of when communication did/didn’t work effectively, and our own communication with one another.

We spent a lot of this week digging deeper into work with the pre-American Revolution era. Our study has focused on the relationship between the colonists and King George, but we’ve looked at multiple perspectives within this relationship. In P3 this week we focused on comparing religion, economy, and government in the thirteen colonies and found the differences between them. We also met in our book clubs during Readers Workshop to dig into historical inferences we’d made about life in colonial times.

In meeting and CPR, we’ve been talking about the many ways that we communicate with one another. We are working to figure out how communication – beyond the verbal – is understood in peer relationships. We’ve talked about how people communicate without speaking to one another, the power of body language, as well as the tone of voice. We’re going to keep doing this work next week too.

Announcements

Skate night is on Tuesday, October 4th!

Conference letters went home last Monday/Tuesday – please make sure to communicate with us about your time preferences or if you need an additional copy of our schedules.

We do not have school on Friday, October 7th to accommodate conferences. Fall break starts the following Monday.

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home

  • What kinds of communication did you discuss in meeting/CPR this week?
  • How did the colonists and King George’s perspective differ?
  • What was your first book club meeting like?

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