Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 Enjoying the outdoor seating in Cultural History class. 

Our focus in Cultural History recently has been ancient China’s geography, religion, achievements, politics, economy, and social structures. We made informational pagoda posters centered on these topics. 
Practicing Montessori Grace and Courtesy by helping each other pick up thumb tacks. 
Last week we had our standardized testing. We made it through! We balanced out our tests with lots of outside time. 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is a day to celebrate the joys of reading. It also brings awareness to the importance of reading in education and helps to motivate kids to read more. We enjoyed our day with costumes and popsicles! (As you can see, we REALLLLLY like Harry Potter). 


5th Grade History: STEM challenges and an escape room!

5th grade students participated in a hands-on experience while studying spying in the American Revolution. During the Revolution, spies sometimes used the clothing they hung on their clotheslines to pass secret messages. This was a way to pass secret messages out in the open, under the watchful eye of the British. In cooperative groups, students built a sturdy clothesline using only the materials provided to them. Then, they created a clothesline code that may have been used to pass secret messages between spies and spy networks. THEN as a surprise, the clotheslines had to withstand the wind from Ms. Chelsea's hairdryer - after all, Revolutionary Boston was a windy place! : )

The Declaration of Independence Escape Room took our 5th grade students on a secret mission around the classroom! Students decoded interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence. The codes included ciphers, Morse code, and cryptograms! 

Greek Gods, Goddess and Creatures - Oh My!

Our focus in Cultural History has been Greek mythology. Each student selected a Greek god, goddess or creature to research. We presented our findings and showed off our coloring skills!