We have recently started our unit on Ancient Egypt in Social Studies. The students have had fun learning new tricks to help them remember important events from the past, such as mind mapping and flip books. Both of these strategies allow the students to have fun by being creative and learn at the same time.
We will complete quite a few projects while completing this unit. To start, the students are each researching a different influential figure from the past who made a large impact on the Egyptian culture. After researching their topics, they will present their findings to the class.
The students have continued to read Bud, Not Buddy, and have added a new text into the mix. While working with the idea of having "rules to live by" in life, the students have been working with the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. We have worked on determining the meaning of the poem by breaking it apart line by line. The students are learning that the key to understanding a poem as a whole is working on comprehending sections at a time. Bud, Not Buddy and the poem "If" have many similar themes and life lessons. Together, the students have been working on determining those similarities.
Please remind your child to wear a coat to school when they are on their way out the door in the morning. Some of the MOD classes go outside during their class time.
If you obtain any box tops throughout the year, please send them into school. We have collected a lot so far!
We need chaperones for our next Sneaker Night. Please go to our student council website for more information!
Character in Action Topics
Another topic that we are focusing on is cyber-bullying. I have provided some questions below that may be great discussion questions for you to have at home.
- What is cyber-bullying?
- What can it cause?
- Why do people do this?
- How can we avoid it?