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Our fourth grade ELA students have been quite involved with the mystery genre as we became sleuths, along with Mo and Dale, while reading Newberry winner Three Times Lucky, by the talented NC author Sheila Turnage! We're moving on to Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and will finish our mystery unit with the students creating their own original sleuths! Oh what fun we'll have creating our own deligtful metaphors, similes and more!

Our fifth grade ELA students have been so busy with world-renowned short stories by authors of the ilk of Twain, O. Henry, Chaucer, Doris Lessing and many more fine writers. We then moved to the Novella genre and enjoyed the poignant classic Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. We're about to begin an inclusive study of slavery, "Jim Crow" and the Civil Rights Movement. (Much of our content is overlapping with the annual 5th Grade Jazz Project!) To complement our studies, we'll read the Newberry classic historical fiction masterpiece Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor. We'll be learning and using the Padaeic Socratic Thinking Model as we discuss and digest profound ideas.

Our fourth grade AIG math students enjoyed learning a great deal about algebraic concepts and operations in our Algebra Unit! To culminate the unit, they created their very own original algebra balance puzzles and received their copies of the booklet!

The fifth grade AIG math students have embarked on an Architectural journey of history, styles, physics, geometry and all the various aspects of scale, proportion and blueprints. Ask your student about the three Greek orders of architecture, Byzantine or Baroque - they'll tell you! Students will study Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller and other great architects as well as design their own dream edifice, complete with scale, square footage, etc.

As you can see, we're enjoying a busy, intellectually-fruitful Spring!!!

  • REMEMBER, third grade AIG decisions/results will be sent home at the beginning of May.
  • DEPs and Annual Reviews will be sent home by the end of May.


                              "To know something is not to understand..."
                                                       Socrates


          THE AIG OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER
                              919-290-2052.

 


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Mrs. Owens, A.G. Teacher
 jaowens@wcpss.net 

 

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