This week in the 5-6 class, we continued working on the concept of how authors let us know about each character, either through direct or indirect characterization. Students used this new idea to work on their own character sketch of the new protagonist in their new stories.
In Judaics, we finally got to have our debate about the monarchy as a model for leadership. Each team prepared opening presentations, and read their prepared remarks and then we had an open discussion. It got quite heated!
In geography we are studying aspects of the United States, concentrating on its topography, history, and what modern America is like compared to the past. This study is supplemented with the current events having an impact on both our country and our world today.