In Literature and Language Arts, students have been learning about poetry, the mechanics of what makes pieces flow poetically, and how to use figurative language for self expression. Using our writing process, students have completed both Odes to items/activities they love, and individualized Identity poems that expresses who they feel they are inside. They presented their pieces to the class, and showed some truly amazing writing skills - Way to Go!
Social Studies just wrapped up our Colonial unit with group presentations on the early settlements. Students read an article about their settlement, pulled out key information, and presented this information to the class. Soon, we'll start our American Revolution unit, which will culminate in a debate between British and colonial perspective. We can't wait to see what the students come up with to defend in their debate!
In Math, we have been focusing on visual-spacial awareness, and how we view the world in three dimensions. Students built shapes in 3D, exercising their executive functioning skills as well as visualization, and translated this to the page to solve for area and perimeter on complex shapes. Tying these real world pieces to traditional math engages students and brings the math world to life!
This year has been so great so far, and we are so excited to see what the rest of our learning will uncover. Here's to more projects, and a Happy Fall for everyone! Happy Halloween!