We are concluding our 3rd IB unit, How We Organize Ourselves, this week. We will be wrapping up our research paper on countries by Friday, and they will be due Tuesday, January 21st. All of the work has been completed in class, but final copies must be typed and printed at home. A rubric will come home with the rough drafts on Friday.
We will begin our 4th IB unit, How the World Works, next week. The central idea is "Scientific knowledge unlocks the mysteries of the world." It will include a study of chemistry, Newton's Laws of Gravity, and famous scientists, etc. Students will choose a scientist that interests them, research him/her, and create a project of some type teaching us about his/her accomplishments to conclude the unit.
In addition, we will begin working on Exhibition on Friday afternoons. This is a culminating project of the Primary Years Programme. We will meet across grade level with other 5th graders to research and present something that interests the partners/groups. Exhibition projects will correlate with our last and final unit of the year, How We Express Ourselves, with the central idea being, "People communicate their ideas, beliefs, and feelings through various types of expression." Start brainstorming. We are going to have so much fun!
Below is a list of what we are studying.
Measurement(test on conversion of metric and customary units 1/22)
Flocabulary Unit 14-test 2/3
Newton's Laws of Gravity
1/20 - MLK Jr. Day(no school)
1/21 - U of A clubs begin
Extra Explorations begin
2/12 - Progress Reports
2/13 - Sweet