Learning and exploring are fun! At Sias IS, our teachers always have creative ideas, even when we have to learn online! Let’s check out these featured classes!
In unit 1, fifth graders focused on the importance of beliefs, and values in a diverse society. The lessons centered around learning about the author’s central theme, purpose and main idea. Using rich text, we were able to analyze the literary text through questioning, partner discussions, enriched activities to challenge student thinking. To calculate this critical thinking, we also learned about dividing with decimals, making fundamental connections to our daily activities.
Looking at the “Who We Are” transdisciplinary theme, students wrote stories about their small moments in a dynamic way, using their voice as a call to action.
In unit 2, we hope to continue this journey into How We Express Ourselves in social media platforms. Look for our next advocacy campaign centered around how social media tools can support our learning.
Writing is an essential tool for communication. It not only allows us to express our thoughts, feelings, and opinions, but it also allows us to connect with others from around the world.
"Connecting with students in a different country was exactly the kind of experience I wanted for my students. So, a former colleague and I decided to start a pen pal program between her third-grade students in the U.S.A. and my third-grade students at Sias IS. When the students found out that they would be exchanging letters with a pen pal from the U.S.A., they were ecstatic! ", said Ms. Nicole Dorn, G3 Homeroom teacher.
G3 started off by learning about different types of letters, as well as the parts that make up a letter. Then, the students were ready to jump into writing their own letters! They focused on introducing themselves and asking a few questions to learn more about their new pen pal. The students are all very eager to send out their letters and receive a response!
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