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This Week: Team Moon

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:37 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 7:37 AM ]
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, intriguing 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.

Also this week, the kids will continue to work on building their Once Upon a Time in History websites at the end of the week. Please remember to study the spelling and vocabulary words for this week. The weekly handout is posted below along with the vocabulary slideshow the kids help build.