Mark your Calendars!
- Math FSA Monday and Tuesday May 6 and 7
- May 22 Jimmy Sawgrass Native American in-school field trip. Cost will be $5/student. He and his son will bring authentic artifacts the students can see and hold, demonstrate weapons that were used by Native American tribes, tribal dances presentation, and face painting. Parents, if you did not attend the St. Augustine field trip and would like to come to school for this one, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know and we’d be glad to have you join us.
|Subject Area||Math/Science/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction|
All the Standards will be utilized for The Million Dollar Project
The objective of this project is for students to work in groups to spend as close to one million dollars as possible. Students are given requirements for spending such as a house, putting money back for a college education, a vehicle, and a family vacation including: airfare, food, hotel cost, etc. of their choice. Students are able to research and learn more about the cost of items as well as make decisions about things that might be needs vs. wants.
This Project Based Learning activity focuses on the real-world application of math concepts used in building and designing homes, while practicing problem-solving skills (which are one of the most sought after skill in the work force today), collaboration, and using their imagination.
SC.4.L.17.1 Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Begin working on The Million Dollar Project and include all items on the requirement list.
Review how plants respond to different stimuli (heat, light, and gravity).
Compare ecosystems in Florida to ones found in other regions of the country (e.g., deciduous forest, ocean, grassland, wetland).
Discuss environmental and biological triggers that initiate an organism’s response to seasonal change both in Florida and in different regions of the country (e.g., temperature, precipitation, dormancy, molting, breeding, camouflaging).
Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida plants to those in other regions of the country (e.g., dormancy, leaves changing color and falling off, flowering season).
Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida animals to those in other regions of the country (e.g., color change, body covering change, hibernation, migration, camouflage).