Week 4 Etymological Spelling in 6RJ

Here’s a glimpse of what we do in Grade 6 for a portion of our spelling program. The students are pre-tested on 12 words with two roots words. This week the root words were “Cor” meaning heart and “Micro” meaning small. After the pre-test, the students write sentences using the root word and then illustrate the root word in a way that gives it meaning. The test is given on a Monday and then on Friday we have a gallery walk and share our illustrations and favorite sentences. It’s proven to be a powerful way to develop and learn new words in a way other than memorization.

Mathematical Flipbooks 2013

Here are some examples of the Mathematical Flipbooks produced by 6RJ this year.

Details of the Assignment:

The Mathematical Flipbook is an assignment is that explains and illustrates some of the mathematical concepts that relate to art and architecture. The language should be simple enough that a Grade 4 student could understand it, but at the same time you must include the target vocabulary.

You should include:

  • 2-D Shapes
  • 3-D Shapes
  • symmetry
  • phi /Golden Ratio
  • pattern
  • pictures of art or architecture that show these concepts
  • architectural features: domes, arches, columns etc.