Dear parents, as the second month of English school comes to an end I want to take a little time to inform you about what we have been doing so far.
In spelling class the students learned a lot of new words and are able to put them in the context of a sentence they constructed themselves. By doing this, the students are having a good exercise in making a correct sentences and creating a context for a word that they understand. We have been focusing on creating definitions for new words. The students are now able to create a simple definition of a word if they know the meaning.
In grammar class we are basically learning to avoid the big mistakes like making run-on sentences and past and present tense mix-ups.
In science class we have been seeing all about animals and how they should be classified. First, we investigated the vertebrates and made clear definitions of each subspecies. After that, we went further into the invertebrates and how we can classify and identify those. The students also learned how they can use simple tricks to memorize a list of concepts and words. In the last week, we made a big review chart of all the animals and how we can categorize them. We started looking into the life cycle of animals and worked on a specific animal in groups.
In Social studies we started looking into ancient communities; we have been covering the essence of these communities and their different shapes and forms of existence. We also have been looking at how ancient communities went from being hunter-gatherers and “nomads” and transferred into the agricultural society. The students now realize that different ancient communities lived in different environments and how that affected their lifestyle. We also learned a lot about the early belief systems of these ancient communities and the first examples of religion and ceremonies in history.
In reading and writing class we started an interesting project that exists out of a letter conversation between the students and a mysterious person called person X. The goal of this is to make students write proper letters and make them construct them so they are clear themselves and get the information they want from the correspondent.