Because it's our midterm week, for grade 1, we reviewed the materials that were being tested in class. We played games to help us remember the words we need for the test.
Last week for grade 2 science, we started growing some plants! Athena and Zeus each have their own plants and students will learn how to take care of the plants. Each week, students will observe the growth of the plants and record down their findings on a paper which they will hand in at the end of semester. During class, we discussed about the midterm test and students should have a full understanding of the materials that we have learned in the last two months. The students also started learning about environments about how different environments will have different animals.
In grade 3, we took a much needed breaking from testing and watched some Magic School Bus! The kids love the educational cartoon and can review science concepts we learned in class. We watched the video where the Magic School Bus kids go through the water cycle and another episode where they kids learn about weather by going through a storm. It’s a good way for them to practice their English listening and reading (we watch with the English subtitles on).
One grade 4 student made a cartoon about the solar system using things he's learned in science class! Way to go Max!
In grade 4, we continued working on our planet project. In groups of three, students are practicing their computer and internet searching skills to find facts about a planet. Then, they use Google Drive to create powerpoints they can work on together. Google Drive’s capabilities allow the students to work on the SAME POWERPOINT at the SAME TIME. No need to share one computer! And no need to save to a USB! Google Drive autosaves the powerpoint that can be accessed on any computer. I promise this isn’t a paid advertisement for Google Drive, I’m just very happy with the wonderful work the students have been able to create because of the freedom and flexibility of our new program with Google Drive!
The grade 6 science class was cut short due to midterm test but we managed to go through the midterm. We will be able to finish the chapter in the upcoming week and move on to a new chapter.
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