We have successfully launched our Elementary Robotics program and our students have been busy! Over the course of the past week and a half, students have met their instructors, explored and organized materials, and begun building together in partnerships or in teams of three. Here are a few pictures from the first few sessions:
SAL students have been elaborating their master pieces for their own museum!
We have been working on the parts of the body and physical descriptions by learning some vocabulary and grammar structures we have to use when doing so. For this project, we have been using augmented reality by using an application called “Aurasma”. To elaborate our project, we have picked a person we consider to be our hero and we have written about him in terms of physical appearance. We have also make a portrait of that person and proved that we are truly artists! Finally, we have record ourselves talking about that person and created our own logo so that when we place an iPad in front of it, you can see the recording.
We are very excited to share the result with all of you so be aware for news coming your way related to the museum “opening”!
On the following weeks, we will be working on irregular and reflexive verbs, we will go through the use of imperative and will also learn about the use of pronouns in Spanish. In terms of vocabulary, we will talk about clothes, the parts of a house and habits.
Here is a list of the books that we have in our ES Library that can also support your child’s discovery of these historical figures from the 15th century. Please also see my post on how to use our Databases, Britannica School Edition Online and Explora by EBSCO Host. These are excellent resources to find out more information about your child’s chosen explorer.
Braving the North Atlantic: The Vikings, the Cabots, and Jacques Cartier Voyage to America by Delno West
Hernando De Soto and the Explorers of the American South by Sylvia Whitman
Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (David West Children’s Books – Graphic Nonfiction) by David West, Jackie Gaff
Grade 5 students are currently working on researching Age of Exploration: 15th Century Explorers. Here are some excellent databases which are subscribed to by BFIS. Your child can use then now and in all their future information research activities. You will find them on the Library page on our BFIS Website. Just click on ES Library and then the Database Subscription tab. PLease also check out the book list of 15th Century Explorers on the ES Library Blog.
Britannica School Edition
username: benfrank password: bfis2009
Choose primary or intermediate for your search. For this assignment, you can explore Britannica’s Biography link.
username: benfranklin password: bfis2012
Choose EXPLORA primary schools for your search. For this assignment, you can click on the Biography link.
A couple weeks ago we had a 5th and 4th grade football tournament and about 30 kids participated in it. We raised a good amount of money for charity. This charity is for kids that don’t have footballs to play with. There was a winning team, in this case it was team A. A lot of people came to watch the final game A vs B it was intense and it went into penalties. Even before the tournament Me Owen Boudreau ,Kristian Kelley, and Yuval Trachtenberg went to our counselor and asked the if we could set it up.
We encourage everyone to try to start something unique because you get a feeling that your making people happy.