In 3/4 Social Studies, we have learned about Wisconsin's early years when the American Indians were settled in our state and the French and later British arrived and forced the tribes to move around. Now, we are starting to explore how Wisconsin developed from territory to statehood. While we're studying historical people and events, we are also working on reading skills such as drawing inferences and finding the main ideas.
Meanwhile, the middle school is finishing up the unit on the Ancient World (except for Egypt and Greece and Rome, which will come next!). We've learned a little about various places around the globe and have been brushing up on our ability to read informational (non-fiction) texts at the same time. Students are getting better at using resources to make maps and to find answers to questions in lengthy reading passages. While we've been reading about the Ancient World, we've also been listening to audiobooks for Battle of the Books. We just finished listening to Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan today, and it was an amazing story. Ask your middle schooler about this title if you haven't heard about it!
Have a wonderful weekend!