Teacher Page – Ivonne Bouche

Overview of Class



Dear Families,
The current IB unit that we are investigating is How The World Works. 
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
We are focusing on the natural world and its laws and the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. 
The central idea for our current unit is: Innovation impacts societal systems. If you believe you could contribute to our current investigation regarding this unit, feel free to email me.  I’m looking for guest speakers that could meet with us online to discuss current innovations.

In class some of the ways that we are preparing for deep dives into investigations is by completing mini research through small writing assignments in different topics such as weather, sports, travel, gastronomy, science and innovation, electronics and others. Students are working on writing and editing skills through these mini assignments. You may hear your child speak about some of their investigation. They will be rotating through different topics throughout the year. All presentations will be completed in Spanish.

This week’s ELA vocabulary words are digraphs th, sh, ch, ph : shovel, chosen, astonish, pharmacy, southern, establish, python, charity, northern, although, shatter, China, chapter, challenge, ethnic, attach, hyphen, approach, shiver and ostrich. 

Some of our SLA words for this week are: leyes naturales, innovación, sistemas sociales, ingeniería, creación de soluciones, diseño, criterios, robótica y automatización, y influye.

Something new from now to the end of the year.  If your child does not complete the work in class, it will be sent home for completion. We are gearing up to prepare for the exhibition which will take lots of class time and preparedness in multiple ways. It is important that all students are completing assignments in class. 

In math we began with a new book in Geometry.  We will be working more intensely with area, perimeter, volume and surface area. You will begin seeing this work going home this week. 

Tutoring continues for SLA and ELA. If you have not submitted your signed letter, please return it as quickly as possible. Mondays we have Spanish tutoring with Mrs. Niño and Thursdays, ELA tutoring with Ms. Lopez.

A reminder that our Exhibition Information Night will take place over google meets on Thursday, January 27th at 5pm. Save the date! 

Have a great week!

Ms. Bouche