Last week was short because of Monday's holiday and Thursday's excursion to the reservoir (which by the way was AMAZING), but we are cruising along in our Short Story Unit. Students read and analyzed the theme of a Ray Bradbury story titled "The Last Night of the World" and they wrote ACE responses about the setting and mood of "All Summer in a Day". This coming week we will be studying irony and reading one of my favorite short stories, "Lamb to the Slaughter" but Road Dahl. While studying inferences and discussing theme last week, we watched two short films: Kiwi and Alma. I'm sure your child would be happy to tell you about the films or even show them to you!
Though we lost two days this week, students are quickly pushing through our first unit and continued their work on learning the distributive property and on solving equations. Next week we will be finishing our first unit and taking our Unit Assessment on Friday. Things are trucking right along:)