Our Concept Based Unit in Fourth grade had been on justice. We studied a variety of subtopics such as bullying, poverty, racism, child labor and sexism. Concurrently we are doing a unit on analyzing data, Analyze This!, for our advanced math curriculum. The two units merged in our assignment on surveying and pie graphs. The students created a 10 question survey on sexism and administered it to various students and teachers. Next we used Excel to create pie graphs. We analyzed each question and then wrote a summary. Here is Carley's summary:
I think that sexism is still a problem. People still can't help to make a joke about it. I think that sexism is not funny. People still make generalizations about things that men/women like and dislike. Everyday someone faces sexism with comments like, "But you're a girl." or "You like ponies? You're a boy." Sexism is a rude body of speech. Don't be sexist. It is very rude and hurtful. Love the genders the same.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
We have been working on the unit "Journeys and Destinations" which focuses on the big idea of change. The students wrote Diamante poetry about change and did a good job. This group took it to a whole different level. They made a collection of their poems, illustrated them and bound them into a book. They also took some new decorative scissors and made some interesting boarders.
Way to go ladies!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Jason Fried Ted Talk