Here are our recent exams. We include some fun things in the afternoons and work diligently and purposefully on the handful of questions that I ask in the mornings. I thought I'd share them with you!
Year 5 Term 2 Exam
Bible, Literature, Government, Citizenship, and History: Characterization with written expression (narration, proposal, persuade, problem/solution, instructions, list)
The Bible tells us how to live a good life for him. There are lots of times that we slip up or see other people slipping, but it is important that we try to live upright lives and encourage those who need it. In the stories and books that we have read, we see people that live in a way that would be pleasing to God and others who do not.
Think about those that do seem to make good choices. How do they behave? What do they say? Now think of those that don’t. What kinds of things do they do and say?
Choose a person or a character you know that does not live righteously. Write out your thoughts on how to encourage him/her to be persuaded to lead a life worthy of Christ.
Science: The Greater Meaning with visual expression
(diagrams, blow-outs, maps, graphic organizers, chart)
Inventions can make life easier and free people from tasks that are difficult and labor intensive. Inventions from a hundred years ago can make things easier today. One invention can lead to another invention and to another. What invention that we’ve studied stands out to you?
Fill in a wheel. Write the invention in the box in the middle and use the triangle spaces to fill in answers to the questions. Consider how the invention impacted the inventor? What about the people living then? What were the consequences of the invention? What influence does it have on our lives now?
Science and nature study: Viewpoint with creative expression
(handicraft, recycled material project, diorama, cooking, land art, or art media: collage, paint, mold, chalk, pencil)
We’ve studied the body, the amazing roles of the parts and how they are protected or protect. We’ve studied birds and learned about the ways they prepare and survive the winter. We’ve studied the stars and the sun. Everything has a perfect balance. The balance between cold and hot, far and near, spring and fall, all affect us deeply.
Geography, History, and Citizenship: Background with oral expression
(presentation: Defend, Persuade, judge, compare/contrast, inform, narration)
We’ve been reading about Lillias Trotter, a missionary to Northern Africa. It is never easy to be a missionary, to bring light where there is darkness. What was it like for Lillias to live most of her life serving? What did it mean to live in Algiers during the early 1900’s? How did the rulers make things difficult? How did peoples’ dress influence how Lillias and her companions dressed? What was a day in their lives like? What did their homes look like?
Prepare a speech to inform someone that is interested in going into missions in Northern Africa what it was like for Lillias.
History, Citizenship, and Geography: Mood with Movement
(play, puppet show, music, dance)
Things were tense before, during, and after the Civil War. The entire mood of the nation was hostile. The South desperately needed to maintain their slaves to keep their way of life thriving. President Lincoln needed to hold the states together. The North fought because of the appeal from the president and many felt it was the right thing to do. Out West people fought out of defense and some for adventure.
How would you feel being there with them? Would you be scared, content, worried, anxious, joyful?
Composer (ballets), folk song, hymn, card making, and artist: Drama, Movement, and Change with written expression (narration, proposal, persuade, problem/solution, instructions, list)
Relationships fill up our days. Relationships with the each other. Relationship to the seasons. We can see relationships within plays and ballets that we watch, in pieces of art, and in songs that we hear. In our lives we have an incredible power to build healthy, loving relationships with one another and those God has put into our lives.
Create a list of people in your life and come up with some ways that you can build healthy loving relationships with them.
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