Our class got the chance to become explorers and explore our way to the new world! This game required teamwork, luck and creativity. Each team had to choose which country would be their sponsor, Spain or Portugal. After choosing our sponsor we set sail! We had to use our skills in order to be successful on our trip. At our first stop we had to decide if we wanted to let our sailors off the ship and risk them running away or risk an angry crew. What should we do?? Our supplies got low and a few people fell overboard, don't worry we were able to save them.
Our teachers spent the day in a LETRS professional development course. LETRS is an “empowering” professional development course which stands for, Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. Teams worked together to build their knowledge and find new ways to help our students.
Today students stood around and watched the raising of the flag to celebrate Constitution day. Students learned what constitution day is and why it is such a pivotal moment in history. On September 17th 1787, the founding fathers signed the most influential document in American History! The Constitution!