5th and 6th Grade

This Week in 5 and 6, Dec. 10

In geography this week we are studying the countries of Central America, including some of the important history of these lands; for example, we learned how the Panama Canal was built. We will also look at the great biodiversity of this area, which connects North and South America.

We are …

Happy Chanukah from 5 and 6

This week, we spent a while discussing acculturation. We discussed first what culture included. Then, students gave examples of culture and then evaluated whether or not Jude (the protagonist in the novel) is acculturated yet. After much debate and a group project, the class decided she was …

Thanksgiving Week in 5 and 6

We shared our advice columns in language arts, which were really moving. We will continue with our novel and hope that our protagonist gets more used to America.

 

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This Week in 5 and 6, 11-19

In geography, we are now studying our very colorful neighbor to the South, Mexico.  We watched a short travelogue about the top places in Mexico that are beloved by tourists as an introduction to the country and on Thursday, we did group work on the history and culture of Mexico.  On Frida…

This Week in 5th and 6th, Nov. 12

This week in geography, we began to wrap up our study of modern-day Canada; next week we will be moving south to our other neighbor, Mexico. We also discussed Veterans’ Day, and I shared some stories about my dad, Tom Murray, who served in Europe in  World War II, and was in one of the first…