This week in Language Arts, we will beginning a new unit that focuses on the book, Farewell to Manzanar, which is a memoir that is based on the life of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. Mrs. Houston and her family were in the United States when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. This book is based on her experiences in a Japanese interment camp. Students will be learning historical background information this week and we will begin reading on Thursday or Friday. 🙂
In Social Studies, students will be learning about Ancient China and the Dynasties that have ruled it. They will be learning about the Mongolian conquests, the contributions each dynasty brought to the world, and why this information is important to our modern world.
As you know, this week is also spirit week. Different themes have been assigned to each day of the week. I’ll try to post pictures at the end of the week. Thursday is our Homecoming football game and there is a dance immediately following the game. I look forward to seeing how everyone dresses. 🙂