Thursday, June 13, 2013

Letter From the Revolutionary War

"There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!" -- John Hancock after signing his name in large letters on the Declaration of Independence
"The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!" -- Patrick Henry in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.

“I have not yet begun to fight.”   John Paul Jones
It has been a very exciting time in Fifth Grade this month.  The students are studying the Revolutionary War.  Some are doing a web quest, others are researching battles, and some are writing letters from a Partiot or Loyalist point of view.  The portal includes many resources for research.
Mrs. Ellis's Class used Kidblog to write a letter to King George III.  Click on the link and spend some time reading these well thought out letters.  They would love a comment.

Mrs. Boucher's Class read these letters and are writing a response to the author of the letter.  They were responsible for adding new information.  Check out their letters.


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