At Newton Montessori School, the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders take Integrated Studies. In this program, we combine the actual knowledge of history and science and the study skills of applying that knowledge into test taking and note preparation. After every unit, there is some sort of culminating event.
We just finished our unit on Weather Forecasting. As the culminating event for our unit, each student in the class created a weather forecast on video and then broadcasted it to the class parents. Today was the day that I did mine and I think I did very well. Check out my video and see for yourself!
The thing I liked about doing the weather was that we got some practice being in front of a camera and It made me extra happy because I was feeling fabulous and looked camera ready.
The next unit we are doing in Integrated Studies is on World Explorers. Everyone in the class is doing a different person. I am doing Marco Polo. Stay tuned for info about more cool projects. ….Marco…?