These kids absolutely loved their history reading about Isabelle and Ferdinand! They broke up into groups and reenacted what they remembered from the story... which was a lot! After a review of how Spain was united, the students worked on a map activity to help them gain a better understanding of the geography from the story.
Last week, the Horse group learned about prepositions, prepositional phrases, and objects of the preposition. Today, they learned how conjunctions can join words or groups of words in a sentence. They diagrammed sentences with multiple subjects and multiple direct objects in class. They will be working much more with this over the next couple of weeks.
In writing class, the kids were so very excited to share their stories! Last week, each class was told that they were the crew of a large spaceship. The students had to each come up with their job title on the spaceship, writing at least a paragraph to explain their role on the team. As they shared these in class, Mr. Jim had the students record each of their classmates' jobs. The classes agreed on names for their spaceships, and their crews were all set! At home Friday and Monday, the classes had to take their list of crew-members and write a story about their spaceship's adventure! Because their classmates were performing set jobs on the ship, these kids ate it UP!
After math study, the students learned about elements, compounds, and mixtures. After our lesson, the class created a fruit salad to represent a mixture and a smoothie to represent a compound. Yum!