I teach fifth grade in a school that is approximately sixty-five percent Title I. Over half of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes. We have a diverse group of students, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic students. My students come with a variety of needs and reading levels.
These children come to school each day ready to learn and with smiles on their faces.
They are excited to read and love having the chance to choose books in our classroom library. They love new books and any opportunity to read.
One of the highlights of fifth grade social studies is colonial life and the American Revolution. My students love learning about this period in history. However, reading articles and a text book doesn't help make this period come alive. Looking at pictures doesn't do it justice either. This project includes many items that would have been used in the New England Colonies during the 1700's and will allow my students the opportunity to not only look at items, but be able to touch and reason as to why they were important to this region. They will be able to look at the sewing items and reason that textiles were important. They will be able to look at the rocks and make inferences that will lead them to understand that because it was rocky in this region, colonists could not farm much in this region. Every item had some significance to life in the New England Colonies. The baggies and bins will help us keep all these wonderful items organized and stored.
My students need to be able to look at, sort, and compare items used in the colonial times in order to really remember this important period in history.
Your support will help make my fifth graders colonial experts!
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