Last week, we began our 4th IB unit(how we organize ourselves). We will be studying different systems-government, body, etc. in the weeks to come.
We reviewed how the Revolutionary War ended. We also talked about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and why the U.S Constitution was written. We studied the preamble and what it means as well as the purpose of the Bill of Rights.
We also started journal writing daily, and we completed our first writing assignment of the semester. We had a mini-lesson on simple, complex, and compound sentences, and the students created an essay using the prompt, "The night was dark and stormy." I can't wait to read them.
There is a lot on the agenda this week and in the weeks to come. Look below to find out what we'll be studying.
Language Arts- We began reading The Egypt Game this week. During the study of this fiction book, we will learn more about the history, culture, and government of Egypt. This will correlate with the "How We Organize Ourselves" IB unit.
We will begin thinking about topics related to Egypt that we want to know more about and plan to research. The students will write research papers and create a tri-fold board project on a topic of choice.
Science-We will differentiate between plant and animal cells. We will also create edible models of the cell. There will be a quiz this Friday. The students have a study guide.
This will lead us into a study of the human body. Our focus will be on the respiratory, circulatory, excretory, and reproductive systems. Of course, there will be a brief review of all of the systems, and Mrs. Paxton will teach the nervous system in detail in enrichment.
The students will choose a system and create a 3-D representation of it. We will have a human body fair at the end of the unit to demonstrate our learning and to teach others about the human body.
Social Studies-We will continue working with the Bill of Rights. We will also study the branches of government, their leaders, and the purpose of each.
Then, we will compare and contrast a democracy with other types of government such as anarchy, monarchy, republic, etc.