Research, Fractions, and More in Middle Elementary

The hum of activity often turns into a buzz as children are thinking, planning, collaborating, researching, and working.  On any given day you can see individuals pursuing their interests, while pairs and small groups of students work together to complete research on common interests.

Several students are currently working with fractions - equivalents, adding and subtracting like fractions, and multiplying fractions by a whole numbers.  Some students are learning to draw a floor plan of the classroom by sketching a rough draft, filling in the measurements, and drawing a scale model on graph paper. Individual and collaborative research is varied:  the bearded dragon, ancient China, the margay, poisonous snakes, Ireland, and building shelters like early humans.
We are looking forward to warmer weather and being able to explore the biology of the campus.