Mrs Macniven and her 4th grade have been learning about John Muir and his connections to the USA. They have also been embracing his spirit of conservation by exploring environmental Issues and writing opinion essays about them in the Help Our World Challenge.
Thanks to Mrs Lima at Law Primary School who came up with this wonderful idea for primary 5 as one of the key learning tasks in the John Muir Award! Click the link below to find out more.
In Science we have been learning about Magnets and Magnetism. We applied our learning to design Inventions…
The Book fair arrived at Sandy Ridge this week with a definite fiesta flair. All classes get to preview for 30 mins and then they shop for books at another time. It created quite a buzz in the media centre.
In social studies 4th grade have been learning about the famous pirates who sailed the seas around the coasts of North Carolina between 1690 and 1720, including Blackbeard himself. Click the link below to find out more…
The maths focus at the moment is Geometry which includes learning about:
- Lines – points/rays/lines and line segments
- perpendicular/parallel and intersecting lines
- Angles in polygons and circles
- Measuring angles in polygons
- Types of triangles
- but most of all looking at how these properties are related and help us to classify shapes.
Students then applied their learning to design treasure maps:
We used knowledge we already have in things that we are interested in to teach others:
Third, fourth and fifth grade have been having a very busy week with End of Grade practice testing in Reading and Maths. It takes over TWO hours to complete the test, the children have to show their work in a booklet, then put all their answers into a bubble sheet. There are 44 questions in each paper., The school goes into silent mode for this whole time and no other classes are able to make any noise.
We also had a Torando drill today (Friday) as this can be an issue in this part of the United states.