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What's Happening in 4th Grade?
Reading: State Projects! Students will be researching, organizing, reading, writing, and speaking throughout this project as they develop their critical and creative thinking. Each student will be selecting a state for which they will become an expert. The project includes three parts: state booklet, float, and presentation. Students have been given a hard copy of the guidelines and expectations. They are also located in Google Classroom. Most work will be completed in class, but students are expected to do the float at home.
Math: Students are finishing creating mini-golf courses that incorporate the geometric concepts we studied in the Mentoring Mathematical Minds Shapes unit. We are hoping to wrap this up by the end of January. Our next unit will be an algebra unit using Hands-On-Equations.
ESG: Students are starting the advertising unit. They will be learning the key concepts, history, and various persuasion tactics involved in the advertising business. This information will later be used to create an advertising campaign.
CSG: Students are continuing a unit on the brain in which they are learning the various parts of the brain and each part's function, differences between left and right brain, and how nerves and senses work with the brain.
4th Grade ESG
Students read about the history of advertising.
4th Grade Reading
Students choose states for the state project.
4th Grade Math
Students are finishing mini-golf courses.
What's Happening in 5th Grade?
Math: Students are starting a problem-based learning unit in which they must design a park that meets the needs of the community. This unit involves math application in a variety of ways as well as providing opportunities to develop research and collaboration skills. Requirements are posted in Google Classroom.
ESG & CSG: Students are starting a unit on bridges in which they will learn the defining characteristics of the main types of man-made bridges as well as the engineering and architecture that is required in building them. They will eventually apply their knowledge to the design and construction of popsicle stick bridges.
5th Grade Reading
Students work on the development of their countries.
5th Grade Math
Students research elements for their park designs.
5th Grade ESG/CSG
Groups are learning about bridge types and construction in preparation for the bridge building challenge.
Third Grade Identification Update
No School January 18-19, 2016
Marti Sullivan, MA.Ed, NBCT
Isaac Dickson Elementary, K-5
Claxton Elementary, 5th Grade