1st and 2nd Grades
We also studied fables. The knowledge and lessons from the fable was used for the students to create their own fable. They created puppets to use for the puppet show illustrating the lesson of their own original fable. the puppet show was a great success. I would like to thank all the parents and grandparents that made it to the show:)
The students have been using their Leader in Me skills in a unit on George Washington Carver. They have also learned many interesting ideas about peanuts during this unit.
I have truly enjoyed working with this group this year. I cannot believe the year is over, but i am looking forward to see every student next year.
3rd and 4th Grades
A Summary of the Semester
In the Money Matters unit, the students have completed the necessary vocabulary to understand economics. They surveyed the group to see if the product they have chosen to develop will be popular enough for their businesses to make a profit. The students spent 5 weeks to manufacturing their products. The final act was setting up their individual businesses and selling their items on "Market Day". This event was held on the students' last CATS day for the school year. most students proved to be able to make a profit from the sales of their wares. They went home with many creative products from their fellow classmates. What a great ending to a fabulous year.
In Gold Rush, used primary sources to see how the miners actually lived. We chose our teams and are challenging each other to see who will hit it big! The students tracked the gold they found and earned in a daily journal entry. Each week they were eager to see what their weekly fate held for them. They wrote a two page research paper on the hardships of a miners life in the mid 1800's.
The Genius Hour projects have been great. The students are showing a great interest in learning about something they are passionate about. We have seen some very interesting presentations. All students completed at least one project and many students completed two projects. There were a few students who completed three presentations!!
I hope you enjoy some pictures of the Living Village!