Everyone has their copy of The Secret Garden and the worksheet to go with it. We all agreed that reading a chapter a night would be a reasonable expectation. (That includes reading seven days a week--weekends too.)
Mrs. Jennings spent the first week introducing the Great Thinkers projects to ALL our fourth grade students. I spent the first week introducing the Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in social studies to ALL our fifth grade students. The fourth graders have paperwork in their 3-ring binders. The fifth graders have paperwork and study aids in the student resources.
Here are the topics the children have chosen so far.
In the computer lab we've done two of the district-mandated SBA interim tests. Think of them as short versions of sections of the SBA, useful for practice.
Mrs. Jennings plan to start our Earth and Sun science unit any day now. It helps, of course, to have some sun!
The most fun part of the week, probably, was the work we did on the colonial simulation. We sailed to the New World. Every group has landed. We've played a round or two. Ask you child how their colonists have fared!