In upper west, for collaborative science, we have been working with stream tables, which is when you use models filled with earth materials. This week we studied a mountain model of Mt. Shasta to study topographic maps. We have been learning a lot of things.
Also, in writers workshop, we started writing a literary essay, which is when you make a statement and provide evidence to back up your claim. We did this with the story “The 3 Little Pigs” for practice. Soon we will write our own.
The pictures below represent a sample of our upper west biology curriculum. The 4th-years are working on animal classification. They will move soon to an investigation of plants. The 5th-years are working on the vital functions of animals, beginning with the nutritional system. The 6th-years are working on the human body, beginning with the skeletal system.