Students were introduced to a new Geography Unit on the Midwest/Central states. They are learning the flags of these states, doing research, and looking for interesting facts and special features specific to each. Our second year students will be getting one of these states to begin an in depth research. They have been looking forward to this project and can’t wait to get started. In a couple weeks, the third year students will be shown the Montessori Pin Maps, focusing on the Midwest/Central states. The Pin Maps include states, cities, land and water forms, and landmarks. These maps will prepare them for the Upper Elementary Geography pin maps.
As we enter into the last few weeks of May, students will be completing on-going projects. In Writer’s Workshop, Cohort 1 is finalizing their opinion writing unit. Cohort 2 will complete their “All About Books.” The third year students will finish their Imaginary Island project and present it to the class on Friday. All projects will be displayed in the hallway once they are completed and then sent home at the end of the school year.