Our reading this week will focus on “Weslandia” by Paul Fleishman. This is the story of a boy named Wesley, who is an “outcast from the civilization around him,” and decides to use the knowledge he’s obtained during the school year to create his own civilization as a summer project. In creating this culture (which includes staple crop, clothes, sun dial, numeric system based on 8 numbers, games, language, etc.) he calls “Weslandia,” Wesley draws attention from his classmates who once made fun of him, and eventually becomes their friend when he returns to school in the fall.
You can listen to the story here:
Practice Book Page 111 Due Friday (must be in complete sentences)
Begin Working on the January Poetry Project (Mrs. Wilson will pass out the information Monday)
You will have a Quick Quiz on this week’s text on Friday. Everything we do in class each day will lead up to your quiz. You need to be at school unless you have a doctor’s appointment. Stay at school . . .because it’s cool!
This is some of the things we will discuss in class about this text (click on image to enlarge):