Grade 6 is saying goodbye to four students who are leaving AISC and Chennai. This is the last week for Signe, Dong Yoon, Woosung, and Hanung. Post a comment and say goodbye to your classmate. Keep in touch!
Mr. Martin, Mrs. Hall and Ms. Jaya
Students and any parents who might be following our blog,
Here is a slideshow that the grade 6 team shared at the M.S. assembly today. We’d like to thank Vinay R. for his excellent introduction (no notes) and Prannoy for his sounds of Chennai recording. It was great to read so many different reflections on what it means to be an expatriate in India. For more information on Project Xpat and to see where we got this identity lesson idea, Google NPR Project Xpat. There are some nice articles and recordings to check out.
As it has for years, A Book and A Hug hosts reviews of thousands of books for young readers. You can search for books by keywords, age of the reader, genre, geographical setting of a book, and reading level. A Book and a Hug is a book recommendation site that we just discovered. There is a ten question quiz that you can complete to find out what kind of reading “superhero” you are. The quiz is designed to help you determine the type of books you might be interested in reading. The site also has a book review form that you can complete to submit your own book reviews (you could copy book reviews from our book review site to this one, if you wish).
How can this site help you? Along with our book blogs, this site is a tremendous aid in your search for your next favorite book. We will add a link of this site to our book blogs. Check out this site!
Why are laws necessary? What basic ideas about the law did Hammurabi’s Code set up?
Here is a link that Samara shared with me – 8 Things You May Not Know About Hammurabi’s Code
This playlist features many examples of external vs. internal conflicts in literature and movies. Can you think of other examples of the conflicts in movies you have watched or books you have read? Comment and add some examples of books or movies, or add links from Youtube of scenes showing external or internal conflict. I can also add them to this playlist, if they are appropriate.
Watch any of the videos in this playlist and comment on something you learned about the development of writing in Mesopotamia. Why do historians identify the beginning of history with the beginning of writing?
This playlist features video clips that review the legacy and achievements of Mesopotamia. They are a good review of things we have learned in class. Essential Questions to consider:
1) What new tools did the Sumerians invent?
2) Why was the invention of cuneiform (writing) an important development?
In Language Arts, we have been studying characters in the books we are reading. Here are some video playlists which are helpful for understanding character traits. Other materials have been added to Moodle for our current unit. If I asked your best friend to describe you, what three adjectives would he/she use? Please comment. Also, remember to vote on the poll question we posted last week (scroll down).