Upper Elementary West

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The materials in the geometry curriculum are uniquely designed and  demonstrate the spiraling curriculum. Students in the early years experience the materials through the senses.  The older students use these same materials and develop the formulas for these materials. For example, the students work with the largest brown prism in pre-K and then find the...
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  This week we were doing history, camp stories, and also typing.  In our history simulation we are establishing a government for our colony by choosing who is going to be the governor and trader, the mapper and also an auditor. We added all the food units together and we were drawing weather cards. Yesterday...
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😀 News 😀 Hello MSBG parents, teachers, and other assorted people. Welcome back to the blog!  Last week, upper elementary had pretty much no classroom time:) From Monday to Wednesday, we were at Camp Willson in Bellefountaine, OH. Camp was great! The highlight of our trip was probably horseback riding. That was my favorite class,...
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Last week we went on a trip to the Miami Erie Canal in Grand Rapids, Ohio. We also went to the Isaac Ludwig Mill. On the canal trip we also went through a lock. It felt like we were flying. On the boat they had a person walk around with a “thunder bucket” (nobody puked,...
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This week in upper west we had our  history simulation Coming to America. We are loading our ships and getting ready to sail to the new world, aka America. We stocked our ships with tools, food, household items, and seeds. We’re a religious freedom colony so we have to borrow a lot to set sail....
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Each week Upper West does the history simulation Coming to America we have map assignments and we have a lesson every Tuesday. This week our task is to make a flag for our colonies. Also both upper classrooms have focus groups Monday and  Friday, There are five individual groups. The interest topics we decided on...
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  Last week we had our home cross country race and it was fun. The works in our class are still new. We have the Great Lessons every Wednesday, this week Miss Megan did a lesson on How Numbers Began. Upper is doing a weather activity where we are writing what type of clouds and...
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Last week we started the weather unit. Each day we go outside and record kinds of clouds, temperature, air pressure, and precipitation. We also made a  barometer. A barometer measures air pressure. We made it out of a jar, colored water, and an upside down bottle in the jar. We also found out that the...
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This is the 4th week of school there are already math, geometry, language, history, science, and geography lessons going on. In math, some people are doing divisability by 25. Some other people are dividing fractions. Some are studying multiples and factors and a fourth group is using the cubing materials.  We also have our specials;...
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NEWS!!!! By Me/a 5th grader 😀 This week in Upper Elementary, the 5th and 6th have started band. Also, we’ve started a new interesting unit in history. Lastly, we held a student vote for different topics to research. Starting it off, we have band! The band students have played musical Yahtzee, have watched music videos,...
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