Sunday, November 3, 2013
We began the first language arts block with the stories of ancient India. The children heard an Indian creation myth and compared it to others they have heard over the years. They were able to highlight the similarities, as well as the differences. The story described the birth of Brahma, the supreme being, and told how the four castes...[read more]
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
September 2 - September 27 Botany [read more]
September 30 - October 25 Language Arts - Ancient India
October 28 - November 28 Arithmetic - Introduce Decimals
December 2 -December 20 Language Arts - Mesopotamia
January 6 - January 24 North American Geography
January 27 - February 14 ...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Fifth grade is often referred to as the “Golden Year.” Eleven year olds are perfectly poised between two worlds: childhood and dawning adolescence. They can be equally comfortable maneuvering both arenas, one minute playing with favorite toys, the next demanding some teenage privilege. New capacities are being born and it is common to get...[read more]
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Fifth grade is referred to as the “golden year” because students at this age are enthusiastic about learning, eager for new challenges and capable of hard work and creativity. Even in the social arena, they display a harmony that will soon be transformed by the pending complexities of the adolescent years.[read more]
In the Language Arts and...