In first grade, we explored living and non-living things! We watched the Sesame Street video to help us learn this concept.
In grade 2 science, we finished up the vertebrates and the invertebrates lesson. The kids learned the major groups of animals and how they are different from each other. I showed them real backbones and a pig jaw from a fish by using grade 4 social studies archaeology materials. In the following class, we had a review class where we played games. We played charade and jeopardy so the kids could get more involved and be challenged with more difficult questions that they might see on the upcoming exam.
In third grade, we took a quiz on matter (solids, liquids, and gases), and began reviewing for our science final next week.
In fourth grade, we took a quiz on weather and began reviewing for our science final next week. The fourth graders were particularly fast workers, so on Christmas we watched The Nutcracker, a classic Christmas ballet.
In fifth grade, we continued talking about the forces that change and shape Earth, particularly weathering, erosion, and deposition. We talked about how the Queen's Head Rock at Yehliu Geological Park is an excellent example of weathering and erosion happening where we live!
We finished the astronomy part of the textbook for grade 6. We finished reading about our solar system and the eight planets. We talked about each planets and saw pictures of those planets taken by our space probes. The grade 6 should now have a fundamental idea of what our solar system and our own earth is like by the end of the class.
Er Xin Reporter