Our grade four AIG math students are busy whipping up a fabulous "Frenetic Genetics" unit and are designing, according to Mendelian Laws, their alien species. They are also busy gathering numeric data, finding the mean, median and mode of various visual genetic traits. Which class will be the most dominant? We'll soon see!
The fifth grade AIG math classes began the school year with a statistical bang! They gathered numeric data regarding how fifth graders spend their time during after-school hours. After developing class stats into meaningful conclusions, they designed colorful graphs demonstrating the results. Which class spent more time on eating, sleeping, homework, etc.? Find out by visiting the fifth grade hall! We are now smack-dab in the middle of our stock market/economics unit.
Our ELA AIG fourth graders are well into an interdisciplinary unit on the Old North State entitled "North Carolina is My Home." They have learned lots of NC history, geography, nature and literature by reading and discussing primary source documents as well as other genres such as NC myths, legends and, of course, NC ghost stories! The students will, next week, receive an open-ended NC project assignment so be on the lookout for it! We will present our projects at a date/time to be announced! (Did you know that North Carolina produces more published authors, in all genres, than any other state?!?) WOW!
"North Carolina is My Home" FAIR
scheduled for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 9:45-11:30 am
Volunteer Green Clearance Tag required for all at this event
The fifth grade AIG ELA students are well into an interdisciplinary unit on World War II and are really enjoying Theodore Taylor's class historical novel, The Cay. These students have dug deeply into big issues/themes such as cause and effect, relationships, essential ideas and questions, and deeper understanding and complexity. They will be assigned an open-ended project in the near future so be sure to ask them about this assignment! Stay tuned for a date/time for project presentations.
As ever, I enjoy teaching your insightful, creative and divergent-thinking students. As always, I try to facilitate deeper understandings, metacognition and to ignite passion for learning!
"To know something is not to understand..."
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