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With the short week, our main focus was preparing for our student-led conferences on Thursday and Friday, finishing our literary essays, as well as having our classroom party.  Next week, the 4th and 5th year students will begin a writing workshop centered on poetry. Looking forward to seeing you all at conferences.
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Today in this blog we’ll be talking about what the 4th, 5th, and 6th year students are doing this week.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th year students have been hard at work doing their math, language, and culture.  They have been also working very hard on their science and history. The 6th year students have...
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This week we celebrated the 100th day of school by giving the students an opportunity to work on various 100th day activities.  For example, the students could write about what they would do with $100.  They could write about what the world was like 100 years ago.  There were also several 100th day crafts as...
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Geometry This week, we did collaborative science, collaborative history, and literature essays. In collaborative science, we have been studying magnets. This  week we learned about invisible gears. In collaborative history this week we are working on kings, nobles, knights, and peasants. In writers workshop we are doing flash drafting. -Allison Also, the geometry lessons continue...
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Heraldry and Magnetic Poles This week we got a new history lesson. We learned about Medieval Heraldry, the coat of arms. The coat of arms are the symbols knights placed on their shield. Then we got in to our groups and started our kingdom’s coat of arms. We also got our science lesson on magnets....
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Back from Break This week we worked on collaborative science, Medieval Europe, and writing. For collaborative science we worked on magnets. We got in groups of two and explored different items. We had to figure out if they were magnetic or nonmagnetic, and what about each item’s composition made it magnetic. When we explored the...
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