Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Taste of Dates!

Today students had a sampling of dates, a fruit grown along the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers in Ancient Mesopotamia as well as today.




Beginning Shapes and Design in Math Class

Today we started a mini-unit in Math.  Students are working in their Shapes and Design books.  There will be a project associated with this mini-unit.

Here you see students using shapes sets to sort geometric figures according to properties.












Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Social Studies: Playing the Royal Game of Ur from Mesopotamia

In our social studies class, students learn about ancient civilizations.  They learn that archaeologists learn a lot about a civilization/culture from long ago by studying artifacts.

Today, students learned to played the Royal Game of Ur from Ancient Mesopotamia.  Four game boards were discovered in the 1920s.  Also found was a clay tablet with a partial set of directions to play the game. A copy of one of the board games was used to play in the classroom.

To learn how to play the game, go to:
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/tombs/challenge/cha_set.html
and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/worldhistory/royal_game_of_ur/









Preparing for Common Core Math Test on Rates and Ratios

Students can study for a test and have fun while doing so!  Here you see students who are solving problems at different stations.  Students need to work in groups as well as to beat the clock!







Monday, March 4, 2013

Archaeological Fair at the Museum

Our sixth graders had a great learning opportunity on Friday!  Take a look!