In reading, the class is creating and designing a cereal, its box and advertisementbased on the information they learned in the Kid’s Guide to Money. We are also readingthe Whipping Boy. Students are enjoying the adventures of the main charactersJemmy and Prince Horace. Students discuss the literature in small groups inLiterature Circles.
Summary of the WhippingBoy:
This is the story ofJemmy, the royal Whipping Boy. He was pulled off the streets to be the prince'sscapegoat for punishment. No one in the entire kingdom likes the prince, whomthey call Prince Brat. The prince demand that Jemmy run away with him. Jemmyreluctantly agrees, and the adventure begins. The two boys are captured by twothieves--then, they manage to escape. They meet many new people throughouttheir adventure, all the while, Jemmy is acting as though he were theprince (in order to protect the real prince). Through many difficulties andhard realizations, the prince and Jemmy become friends and return to the castle.Jemmy is placed under the prince's protection and is no longer the WhippingBoy.
In Fundamentals of Writing, we are completing the finalunit: Multi-Genre. Students are learning author’s intent: to instruct, to inform,to persuade, to express a feeling and to entertain. They are studying author’s voiceand applying it to their own pieces. They are also developing precision withwording when using specific and descriptive details and making deliberatevocabulary choices.
We have been studyingIndustry and Inventions into he late1800's and early 1900's. We are continuingto work on this unit and will begin another unit on immigration in the nearfuture.
Miss Tarabokia & Ms. Wineburgh