The ISCM students has now received new laptops for school use. The students are having a wonderful time getting adjusted and learning how to use them. THANK YOU FOR THESE DONATIONS!!!
4th and 5th grade students competed in a Regional Math Competition on April 5.
Alvina was awarded first place for our school!
I am proud of all of my students, they worked hard and did their best! Way to go!
This month 4th and 5th graders have been busy in social studies! 4th grade researched a Famous Missourian and 5th grade researched the events of the American Revolution. 4th graders created a poster that showed their research and dressed up as their famous Missourian to give their presentation. 5th graders created a newspaper that was set during the time of the American Revolution and they dressed up for their presentation as well. They all did very well!
Hasan-George Washington Carver
Zakariya-Omar Nelson Bradley
Ibraheem-Curtis Fletcher Marbut
Thalma-Rose Cecil O'Neill
American Revolution Journalists
We finished reading The Westing Game this week! It was a mysterious adventure! To celebrate, we had a Clue Party. Students were each given a character from the famous Board Game, Clue, and came to school in character! There was a mystery to solve and clues to follow. It was a blast! Below are some pictures from our party.
Madame Plum-Mrs. Brittany
Madame Rose- Mrs. Taelor
We had so much fun putting on a Reader's Theater this week! Our play, Alice and Alex, was a spin-off of Alice in Wonderland. We memorized our lines, put together costumes and props and rehearsed, rehearsed, rehearsed! It was a success!
We are renovating our school library! We organizing the books by author and genre, labeling them and sorting them onto shelves. We also had a Bake Sale to raise money to make the library more comfortable for everyone! This is a great learning process for us. More to come!
Our current science projects are underway! 4th grade is busy making a lapbook about a rock/mineral they chose and 5th grade is in the midst of making 3-D models of Earth's hydrosphere.
You may be wondering, what is a lapbook?
"A lapbook is simply a file folder that contains a variety of "mini books," foldables, and other material that cover detailed information about the lapbook's central topic." (google.com)
They are a fun way to display information!
We finished our first book club book, The City of Ember! It is safe to say that everyone enjoyed the book and our book discussions were a success! Students got really involved in the book and I was impressed by their dedication to the characters and story line. Everyone has really grown as a reader! Here is a couple photos of a book discussion.
Once we read the book, we watched the movie version. The book and movie were quite different from each other. Your child had to write an essay describing the similarities and differences between the two as well as explain which version they liked better and why.
Our movie day wouldn't have been right if we didn't choose jobs like the children in Ember did at the beginning of the book. Here is a photo of everyone holding up their "new jobs."
So, what's next???
We have just started our new book club books. For our second book club, I have decided to have 4th and 5th grade read different books. 4th grade is reading The Phantom Tollbooth and 5th grade is reading A Wrinkle in Time. Both books are fantasy, award winning classics written in the 1960s.
We love our kindergarten buddies!