This week focused on getting to know each other better in Matters of the Heart and Ancient Greec in Greek Forum. First students completed Auto Bio Poems, following a structure to compose a poem about themselves. A few of the questions really required students to dig a little deeper. Once completed, we shared. Some students presented and others just let us learn for ourselves as we walked around. They were fabulous! Some students chose to take them home and others left them for display in the hall. Ask your child about it and be sure to see her/his poem.
Selfie Projects were next. Again, they were impressive! Each student presented and received written feedback from five people. After the presentations we "toured" the selfie albums for a closer look. I was so pleased with students' efforts. While they presented their information in a variety of ways, I could tell most students were striving for excellence. This project was a great way for us to get to know each other on a more personal level and make more connections with our STRIDE family.
In Greek Forum we reviewed time and took a look at "place" for the Ancient Greek civilization. Next students created Greek "families", elected an elder, and read about the polis where their family resides. Ask your child which polis he/she belongs to and have her/him tell you a little about it. Each family is preparing a chart to teach the rest of us the important information about their polis. These will be presented next week. The Thursday group has already chosen their Greek names and started creating nametags and desktags. Wednesday will begin here next time.
Both groups have an introduction to Probability for homework. See the Google Classroom for more details. The Wednesday students should also finish reading about their family's polis and taking notes in preparation for completing the chart next time.
Thank you for all of the Wishlist items you've provided! I have updated the list. http://whraig.weebly.com/wish-list.html Also, there are a few specific items we need for upcoming lessons: round toothpicks, several rolls of Scotch tape, large and small marshmallows. If you can provide any of these, let me know.
I'm enjoying working with your students so much!