edu180atl: shanzeh sheikh 10.23.12
At The Walker School, we have three main sets of classes for each fifth grade homeroom. Mrs. Herrmann teaches math and word studies, Mrs. Carter teaches reading, spelling, and grammar, and Dr. Martin teaches science and social studies. The order of these classes changes every quarter. Learning different things at different times of day prepares us for our future in middle school, high school, and in life.
Today we started with math and word studies. Here we learned how to divide using the traditional division algorithm and did some challenging math problems. Next we had reading, spelling, and grammar. We reviewed one of my favorite books, The Tale of Despereaux, and also learned a few word stems. Learning the origin of words helps us understand the words we use everyday.
We then went to the art room. Here we traced our hands and made intricate designs inside the tracings. I made mine look like the creases in a real hand. Our last class was science. We learned about the amazing circulatory system of the animals in the phylum Chordate (or Vertebrates) which includes fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Learning how the body works helps us take care of ourselves and might inspire some of us to be real scientists one day.
This was just another exciting and enjoyable day at Walker. You won’t believe what we have in store tomorrow! It is going to be International Day at school. There will be a ‘Parade of Nations’ and then a ‘Taste of Nations’ to celebrate the diversity of students here. I can’t wait to come to school every day to learn fascinating stuff from my teachers.
What I learned today on Tuesday, October 23rd is that I can use what I learn today to prepare me for my future.
About the Author: Shanzeh is a fifth grader who loves reading and writing. She likes math, science, and history. She is a swimmer, plays the piano, and is a Girl Scout.