Monday, February 25, 2013

Micros in F3!

After completing our unit, "Microworlds", we are now going to start learning about how microorganisms and micro-particles affect our lives.  Students have been able to see plant and animal cells using our class microscopes and will now learn about health issues related to organisms that are too small to see without the use of a microscope.

This week, students will be responsible for documenting a health issue in their home or community.  Using this form, they can use a camera or draw a picture and write about this health issue.  We will be talking about various health issues at school.  Later on in the month they will be using these pictures as well as research on that chosen topic to present to the class. There are so many topics to choose from!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

On the Cusp of Independance

Students in F3 have been busy since November getting into character as colonists in 18th century Boston.  They have struggled with taxes from Great Britain without representation in Parliament, they have had soldiers live in their homes. The Boston Massacre was on March 5, 1770 and many of the students wrote about witnessing this event.  All events, including the Boston Tea Party, has been a lesson in making tough choices and learning about multiple perspectives in history.

Now it's time to move on to the beginning of the American Revolution.  The Committee of Correspondence has gotten the attention of the other colonies and now we will be fighting for our independence.  This week we will be learning about the revolution through websites linked to this blog, videos and read alouds.

Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Declaration of Independence
George Washington Crossing the Delaware
Famous Voices of the American Revolution