Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October 6 "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." Galileo Galilei

That reminds me--we start NECAPS on Thursday. Please please make sure your child gets a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast (not that Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs don't have a certain allure...). If you misplaced the schedule, let me know and I'll send another one home. Also, if you get a chance, check out these two sites. The first one is called "Brain Food for Kids". The second is an article from Prevention that lists "11 edibles that boost brain function, enhance memory, and improve concentration".

We're trying not to get too carried away with homework this week, so if anyone noticed an "American Indian Project" packet stuffed into a backpack, you heard it from me that we're not going crazy on these yet. Choosing a topic and beginning to gather information is as much as I want anyone to do at this point. Presently, we're watching some interesting videos in class and taking notes about Indians from different regions of North America. (For some, note-taking is still challenging, but we're working on it!)

Here's a rundown of today's lessons for Grade 6:

DOL, Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary--Day 2

Reading: Literary Elements, 2-page handout to complete on Setting, Plot, or Character (to go with short booklet of stories and poems.

For both groups:

Social Studies:
We finished watching a short video on the Woodland Indians. Students were required to take notes, which will either be typed or handwritten in complete sentences. When we have finished watching the video series, we will use our notes to create a visual display.

: We have finished (or need to finish for tomorrow) a short sensory paragraph. Our task is to describe something focusing on the sense of SIGHT. Really LOOKING at something takes some effort! We're sharing our writing, and I must say, their work is pretty darn good. You'll see.

Well, time to go home and figure out what we're having for dinner. I hope you all have a good evening. I'll check in tomorrow.