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This week: Team Moon

posted Jan 6, 2014, 6:53 AM by Jason Brunken
This week in Grade 6 we are reading the story Team Moon. This is the story of the first moon landing in 1969 by an American team of astronauts on Apollo 11. This was a defining moment in human history, and this book tells it from the point of view of mission control, the team of engineers that helped put the first two men on the moon. Most do not know how dangerous this mission was and how perilously close it came to disaster on several occasions. This book is written full of great facts and information about the Apollo mission and is written in a suspenseful, intriging voice that keeps you turning the pages. I hope the kids enjoy it. To learn more about the Apollo 11 mission, try the great interactive called We Choose the Moon online. If you want to explore the moon yourself and learn about all the missions to the moon, download and explore Google Earth today.

As usual, we will be learning and practicing vocabulary on Monday (see below), learning grammar on Tuesday (regular and irregular verbs), reading on Thursday, and a spelling test and writing practice on Friday. Spelling words, vocabulary words, and grammar practice can be found on the weekly handout sheet below. Please let me know if there are any questions.

I seem to have forgotten to post last week's topic. We read Onward about the first explorers to reach the North Pole. You can see more here plus the handout from last week.


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