Saturday, January 17, 2015

End of the First Semester

How quickly time passes. This week marks the halfway point in the school year. I keep reminding students that they are now halfway to becoming 7th graders. We are almost finished with our study of Egypt. This last week students worked on producing five paragraph essays about the achievements of this ancient culture. It was all to develop their writing skills and practice showing evidence for their thinking when they write. 

The next week students will learn about Egypt’s rival to the south, Nubia, and the later kingdom of Kush. Today this area is known as Sudan. Anciently some great black Pharaohs conquered Egypt, but restored Egypt to its former glory since Egypt was in decline at this time.

Next week we will put together a timeline of important ancient Egyptian events. Then students will prepare for the unit final by completing a study guide, and playing a review game.

Since it is the end of the first semester and the beginning of the second, students in Flex will rotate to a new Flex class.  We have had fun creating videos on our iPads and learning about world geography.

Below are pictures of students working to complete book trailers in Flex class.