ACE's teachers often provide enrichment opportunities beyond the textbook through guided, independent activities. This month, ACE's 4th grade students furthered their learning in history through an interesting project.
During a recent history project, 4th grade students studied the men and women who played key roles during the Civil War. They each researched a person of interest, focusing on that person’s impact on politics and war. The students did a great job with their research, learning how to identify biographical data and other noteworthy details. Preparing their notecards and practicing their public speaking skills were an important part of this project. Each student dressed as their character and presented their findings to their class. We are proud of our 4th graders and encourage you to talk to them about their knowledge of the Civil War!
Also this month, ACE's 6th graders had an opportunity to take a hands-on approach to their learning.
In 6th grade science, students are learning about the different classes of invertebrates, specifically the physiology of the segmented earthworm. The information and graphic depictions presented in the textbook prepared students to take the next step in their scientific journey: dissection of an earthworm!
Guided step-by-step by their teacher, the students worked in pairs to systematically and scientifically complete the dissection. They were able to identify the different organs up close and learned that there’s more to the simple earthworm than meets the eye. For example, did you know that though an earthworm does not have teeth, it uses sand and its muscular gizzard to “chew” its food? ACE’s 6th graders know this and so much more! The combination of a thorough curriculum and hands-on experiences help to build confidence and curiosity in our budding scientists!