We are flying through the year! We are currently in a unit on ancient Greece. The unit’s first assignment was to learn and recite the Greek Alphabet. Next, we turned a version of the Iliad into a comic strip (due Monday February 6). Students also received written instructions for their 5-part project that entails written, oral, and group work, among other things. We will culminate our studies of ancient Greece with “Ancient Civilization Night” on March 20. Everyone is invited; details will come as the weeks unfold.
For science, students are working in groups on a project called Marblandia. This project will reinforce the science of simple machines and also incorporate our learning of media literacy through multiple ad. campaigns.
Also, students are participating in a school-wide book group that they will make a movie trailer out of . This involves some work outside of the class room as students meet for just twenty minutes a day, twice a week. Costumes and props will go a long way in the making of these trailers.
Students have been given written instructions for all of these projects. Please contact me for any reason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care!