Today, we finished the book Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie. This historical fiction book gave us great information and insight into pioneer life. It also entertained us with great stories. Many of you said you didn't want this book to end!
Which parts of this book do you think were based on actual events? Which parts do you think were made up for entertainment purposes?
What do you hope happened to H
Today we took our Writer's Workshop to the Marshall House. We are so lucky to have such a neat part of history on our campus. The students used this as inspiration for writing their historical fiction pieces. We had a great time exploring the artifacts and writing down our thoughts and ideas!
Today, students worked to find patterns and "tricks" to help with our multiplication facts. The students found some great patterns that will help us memorize facts and prepare for our timed tests!
We learned that when we multiply by 9's, the sum of the numbers in the product always equal 9. We also learned that when we multiply an even number by 6, the numeral in the ones place is always the same as the factor. (for example--2 x 6=12, 8 x 6=48)
PIoneer day is coming up next week. I remember celebrating Pioneer Day when I was in third grade. Back then, Eanes was only for grades K-2, so I was a student at Cedar Creek. We took a field trip to the Eanes History Center and then walked to Forest Trail (which at the time seemed like a really long distance, but it actually isn't!) and ate our pioneer snacks and played pioneer games.
Are you looking forward to Pioneer Day? What are your thoughts on pioneer life? Do you have any questions for me about pioneer day?