Mrs. Johnson's SIP Update

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Week 20 February 16-19


My Tuesday-Thursday classes only meet about 12 more times this year.

My Friday class only meets about 10 more times this year.

It makes me sad there are so few classes left, because there are so many more things I still want the scholars to experience this semester.


Last week's homework was all Thirsting for Knowledge (extra credit and optional) due to the week of SBA testing.

5th graders in class this week: will read more mythology and compete in a game testing their knowledge of mythology.

They'll continue to experience the viewpoint of a cryptographer or epigrapher as they finish de-coding a letter written in an unfamiliar language.

[ Epigraphy (from the Greek: ἐπιγραφή epi-graphē, literally "on-writing", "inscription" [1]) is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers.]


They'll choose a Greek god, goddess, or hero to be their focus of study and projects for the rest of the year. They'll add another Greek stem to their Greektionary and add 5 constellations to their constellation encyclopedia. They'll continue to work in their Athenian Secret Teams.


5th graders' agenda/homework sheet is linked here:

Week 20 Agenda Homework Sheet

The homework this week is a sheet entitled "Mythic References in Everyday Life". I don't have an electronic version of this.


1st & 2nd Graders did not have mandatory homework last week due to the SBAs. Anything they did was for Thirsting for Knowledge (extra credit).


1st & 2nd graders in class this week: will continue to decode a letter in an unfamiliar language. By doing this, they'll be seeing through the eyes of an epigrapher.

[ Epigraphy (from the Greek: ἐπιγραφή epi-graphē, literally "on-writing", "inscription" [1]) is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers.]


The 2nd graders have a field trip during the middle of the day, but will still participate in some of our class activities. We will continue to learn more Greek mythology. This is the Week 20 Agenda Homework Sheet for 1st and 2nd graders.


Soon we will embark on our electrical circuits adventure. Another adventure we will take will be using modeling clay to make some amazing miniature designs. We don’t have many weeks left, but we will squeeze in as much as we can!

Thank you again for your help with our Donor’s Choose project and the other contributions you’ve made to our SIP classes.