Happy Veterans's Day! 

Do you know why we celebrate Veteran's Day? 

Do you know who first proclaimed Veteran's Day? 

Do you know who made it a law? 

These are some of the questions that my 5th graders are exploring this week through a Wonderopolis article.

Here's a great graphic organizer I found on TPT to go along with all the Wonderopolis articles we are reading.  It's Free! Click here to access the organizer.

So proud of my students this week and the products they are producing! They are engaged, motivated and acquiring new words to add to their vocabularies.

As I've written in past posts that you can read here and here, one of my goals this year was to increase  vocabulary study with my students. It is going well! We are talking, writing, and using new words, finding them in print, and playing games with new words. Kahoot is our favorite game by far!

This week I asked students to create a slideshow of their words using the Keynote app on our class iPads. Each slide was to contain the word, related words and a picture depicting the word. They were highly motivated and excited, and there was lots of discussion going on with partners on what picture would be the best one to represent their word.

Here are a few of the slideshows created today!

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