We are so close to the end, and this means we are very busy with our academics and all the fun things!
A printed calendar of all the things went home Friday and is on the blog.
This week, imbetween all the fun interruptions, we are working on finishing our research projects so we can present to the class next week, before we show off all we’ve learned to other classes and our parents from 1:20-2:45 Friday, June 9th, in front of the school.
We have our Spelling Bee this week, so those are the spelling words we are working on.
Students are reading a novel of their choice then creating a poster as a book report.
Students are sharing their research on a province, territory, or state for Social Studies, then we will be finishing up our unit by looking at towns and cities, landmarks, bodies of water, and where we live on this planet.
We did our muscular system test today and will be starting the digestive system this week.
In Math, we are learning about 2D ans 3D shapes and their properties.
We are well underway with our research projects, and have 3 weeks until we will be showing off everything we’ve learned!
Here are the parameters that have been set, and are being completed at school:
Everyone is researching something they are interested in and are becoming “geniuses” on their topic (thus why it is sometimes called Genius Hour).
Everyone planned out 5 key points that fit their topic question, that will show how much they know and have learned. These 5 key points are being turned into paragraphs.
All students have to write at least 5 paragraphs, using at least 3 different resources, and keep track of their resources. These paragraphs are being edited before they are typed up. The resources are also being typed up.
Students are creating tri-fold displays with their paragraphs, resource list, and pictures, and anything else that will help them to show what they’ve learned.
Students are also creating something to add to their presentation, this is mostly being done at home. For example, the student researching desserts will be making some desserts for viewers to taste. The student researching Lego is working on creating a big Lego structure. Some students are making pamphlets to show additional information that didn’t go into their paragraphs.
By the time they show off what they’ve learned, it should be obvious that they have gone above and beyond
and are showing great effort in what they have created, and that they are truly experts or “geniuses” on their topic.
This week is the final week for cross-country. They have a big practice today at lunch, running their race route, then Thursday is the race!
In Socials, we are doing a test on what we’ve learned so far, then starting to learn about the difference between regions, nations, and countries.
In Science, we are starting to learn about the muscular system.
In Language Arts, we are working on taking notes for our research projects. Students should be starting to create their project at home. We are also continuing to work on literature circles in small groups.
In Math, we are continuing to work on area and perimeter.
In Bible, we are finishing up learning about Jacob before we start learning about Joseph.