## Wednesday, November 28, 2012

### Battle of Cowpens and King's Mountain

Today we focused on the battles of Cowpens and King's Mountain.  The battle of King's Mountain was the first big battle that the Patriots won in South Carolina.  In the battle of Cowpens, the Americans had another big victory.  The Patriots set up a plan to only have a few men shoot at a time.  Once these men took two shots, they were to run behind everyone else.  The British believed that the Patriots had given up and stood there on a hill.  The Patriots began to pick them off one by one.

Morning Journal:  It national homeless awareness week.  What can you do to help the homeless?  (Must be five sentences.)

Writing Workshop:  We worked on adding final details to our small moment stories.

Reading Workshop:  We finished our summaries and predictions.

Math Workshop:  I introduced finding the missing addend by using the acronym S.A.M.  This stands for: Sum Minus, Addend Equals, Missing Addend.  For example 7+__=9.  You take the sum of 9 minus the addend of 7 and get the missing addend of 2.

SS:  Please see above.

Science:  We created a KWHL chart about plants.  We read a short book about seeds and how they are spread around the world.

**FIELD TRIP ON FRIDAY.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD DRESS IN LAYERS.  IF YOUR CHILD IS BRINGING A LUNCH, PLEASE DON'T FORGET IT!!!!