SAGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOISE PRESENTS:
Dia de los Muertos!
A Heartfelt Celebration for Loved Ones
Who have Passed!
K-8 First Thursday, Nov. 5th
Cafe Capri on Parkcenter Blvd
With the help of BSU ART300 students
Crafts, Face painting, Music
Come Celebrate our Community and our
Multicultural Lens of Appreciation!
English with Mrs. Shebley
This week in English, students completed Reading Assignment #2. This was over pages 25-65 of our class text, I Am Malala. In addition to completing this handout, students created a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting their lives to Malala's life. This reading assignment is due when students come to class on Monday, November 2nd.
Our class also discussed the qualities of a good narrative and read the short story "Ribbons" by Lawrence Yep. Here is the video our class watched about Chinese foot binding and photographer Jo Farrell's quest to document these women's lives. Here is an article that discusses this topic more in-depth.
Lastly, students were introduced to a new narrative writing assignment where they will tell the perspective of a character who faces unfair circumstances. (Click here for the assignment sheet!) In their narratives, students will share what life is like living in Pakistan and share aspects of their culture in their story. Here is the story map students were given in class to begin planning their narratives.
Math with Mrs. Axtman
Whew! The kiddos are done with their first assessment! I will do my best to have these handed back on Monday. I am hoping the extra hour on Sunday will help me knock out all 90 assessments to grade in a weekend!
The students were graded on 4 common core standards, that fit under two broader MYP criteria. These are all on Skyward and grades should be there by the end of the weekend.
Grading is somewhat different now under the MYP criteria. This year students will be assessed on 4 criteria specific to math: Knowing and Understanding, Investigating Patterns, Communicating, and Applying Mathematics in real-life contexts. Each of these criteria have sub-strands that we will assess a minimum of twice per year. The specific common core state standards fit under these criteria as well, depending on the type of math question/project/summative exam that make up the assessment. Confusing, I know. The print out that is coming home with your students assessment will help it make a lot more sense! This week, students wrapped up and handed in their study guides, took their first summative, and began practicing converting between percents, decimals, and fractions. Next week we will begin our next unit, Expressions and Equations!
This week we went on an exciting journey as a drop of water. We traveled through the water cycle as rain and snow, saw the mountains and ocean, went underground and through a plant, and even got lapped up by an animal!
Students also had a summative assessment on the water cycle. We have one more week of our Water Unit where we will tie in their learning from language arts with science where they will be designing a solution to a water issue facing the world.