In this unit called Who We Are, students have been learning about how they as individuals, learn best. We have done several lessons that have explored Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence’s and also gained a deeper understanding about the various Learning Styles. This assignment built on what the students have learned about Multiple Intelligence’s and Learning Styles and required them to become a teacher and create a lesson based upon teaching a “simple” skill. The skills varied from shooting a wrist shot in hockey to folding a paper airplane. Each mini lesson required students to teach to a particular learning style.
Can you identify what learning styles the students are teaching to?
6RJ will continue developing their friendships with our ELC buddies in 2014. We are lucky to have two groups of ELC buddies that we rotate through every week. This particular group is the Friday group. Every week the students check out a few books and spend time reading with their buddies. After some reading the students enjoy playing interactive games or crafts.
The spelling program that we have been following will be coming to an end next week, so I thought I would highlight the great work the students have been doing. We have been working with 12 different root words every week and applying their meaning in an illustration.
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As part of a fun and creative English class, the students of 6RJ were tasked with the following set of instructions:
And this is what the students came up with.
As many of you know, last week was Computer Science Education Week in the US. As part of a massive push to expose students to the many valuable skills that computer science develops, an organization called Code.org created something called the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code was very simple in nature-get your students to give computer coding a try for one hour during the week of Dec 10-14. Well, 6RJ did just that and some. We created our whole assembly around the Hour of Code and all the great skills coding develops. It was a fantastic learning experience and one I think the students of 6RJ will remember for a long time.
The students of 6RJ not only learned how to code, but were also involved in running mini workshops to the other Jr. School classes that introduced them to the Hour of Code. This was a great opportunity for them to work on their public speaking, leadership and team-work skills. All in all, every student in 6RJ was able to run at least one workshop and I believe there were at least six Jr. School classes that participated in the Hour of Code. With all of the involvement, the students are very keen to code and some have even created basic gaming apps.
I’ve attached a link that will take you to a short YouTube picture show that highlights some of the workshops that the students led. If you haven’t already, please make sure to ask your child how they enjoyed the experience. I would love to hear what they have to say.
It’s taken awhile to coordinate our first visit with the AM group down at the ELC, but when it finally arrived the students had a great time. Both the ELC students and those in 6RJ relished in their interactions and had a great time getting to know their new buddies. We look forward to many more visits.
Here’s a little video of the fun we had!
We had a great visit to the ELC this afternoon. Although a few of the girls were away, it gave other students an opportunity to challenge themselves with a new buddy. There was some great exchanges and fantastic story telling taking place. Please watch the quick video to get a glimpse.