Saturday, September 15, 2012

Off and Running

Students are gradually settling into the routine of middle school. Most sixth graders will make this transition with minimal problems, but for some it will take longer, and for others it may even take them most of the school year. So far students have completed two assignments, learned how to open lockers, absorbed the expectations of different teachers, and learned how to negotiate crowded hallways. I think they are doing wonderfully!

This week we focused on learning about hemispheres and continents, discovered what alphanumerical maps are, and practiced locating some places using latitude and longitude.
Next week we will continue to work with latitude and longitude. In fact, studentswill have homework where they apply and practice their skills in locatingplaces around the world using latitude and longitude.

Below are some pictures of students working in groups as they research a continent and the bulletin board of student work.

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