Dear parents, as the third month of English school comes to an end I want to take some time to inform you about what we have been doing so far. The class has been doing great so far. We are all still on track concerning routines and are having a lot of fun learning experiences. 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 sentence and creating a context for a word that they understand. In grammar class we looked into the differences between nouns and pronouns and in which situations to use them. We also reviewed our knowledge about tenses and started applying new tense rules in our journal.
In science class we have been looking into different vertebrates. We were able to see the differences between different species and from there started talking about life cycles. We also compared and contrasted the differences between the life cycles. We found out that some animals need their parents’ help a lot while other animals are completely autonomous from the moment they are born.
In social studies we looked into natural resources and what we use them for. We talked about the needs of human beings and how they are being met by natural resources. We found out that some natural resources can be easily renewed by Earth while some cannot be renewed at all. We had a discussions about the consequences of this phenomenon and how we should start looking for alternative energy resources. During social studies we also started looking into the differences between cultures and customs and how they are closely intertwined. We saw that every country has their unique culture that is visible through clothing, food, architecture, and lifestyle. We also noticed the effects of globalization on creating a more homogenous culture across the world.
In reading and writing class we started our second writing project. The goal of this writing project was to let the students describe a place using all their senses. In order to talk about their experiences they had to learn now adjectives that were appropriate for explaining how they felt. Most students had less problems with starting the writing project and are already reaping the benefits of this new structure.