Hello Turquesa Families,
The past couple weeks have been BUSY, but we have survived!
We have finished our Literature Circles for the year and students really enjoyed their last round of books. Students will now start reflecting on their Literature Circle work and select pieces for their portfolio.
In History, students have finished their Ancient Greek Biographies and we enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm and costumes that students brought. They also had fun creating speeches as either Plebians or Patricians and they held a debate to convince why or why not one lifestyle was better than the other. We are now venturing into Roman history as we prepare for our Greco-Roman Feast this Thursday.
In Geometry students have been working with measuring angles and area, or they've been working on surface area and volume of a rectangular prism. We also introduced students to Roman Numerals and our Roman Numeral Hundreds Board work. Individual math lessons have been ongo ing and have progressed nicely. A lot of work has been going on with fractions with many Turquesa students.
We had an author of a children's chapter book series come to Turquesa twice as he sat down with students and held editing sessions with kids. The students have been helping him edit chapters in a book that will be published next year.
This month has turned into a furry of finishing up Choice Book Projects before the end of the year. Ms. Alyx has sat down with each student and has scheduled each step of remaining Choice Book Projects in order to help students finish in time.
Our beach day was a success! When we were at Golden Gardens it was a period of extreme low tide where the tide level was almost 15' below the highest water line. The Seattle Aquarium had Beach Naturalists at the beach who were there to help be guides for whoever was there. We learned so much about the marine life there!
Last week we had a visit to Aegis last week and students helped make an art project with the residents. This has been a wonderful partnership that has been very meaningful.
Out 6th years presented their year long thesis Island Projects. The students have worked very hard on these and the night was a success. The 6th Year is a powerful Year for the Montessori student full of unique and extensive learning.
The Greco-Roman feast is THIS THURSDAY, so mark it in your calendar now. See you then!
Ms. Alyx & Ms. Nicole
Ms. Nicole & Ms. Alyx
El Salon Turquesa Co-Lead Teachers