Now, without further adieu, (interruptions or "dilly dallying") here's the first entry/reflection.
The fifth graders at GBCS worked incredibly hard on their projects. It is wonderful to see the students so engaged and committed to their work. How many fifth graders ENJOY writing and reading historical fiction?
As we read chapter six of Blood on the River, Anthony D. made a great inference [shout out to Anthony D.]! Anthony paralleled the whale, swordfish, and thresher shark to the characters of our book in that Master Wingfield was represented in the form of a whale, powerful and large, while Captain Smith and Samuel Colliers represented the common man in the form of the thresher shark and swordfish respectively. Within the battle between marine life, the swordfish and thresher shark joined forces and were able to team up to defeat the mighty whale. Anthony D. felt as if this descriptive passage was foreshadowing a larger event to come in the book.
I am looking forward to seeing how the fifth graders grow as readers and writers of historical fiction.
With love, ponies, and lots of glitter,