Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Using Google Earth to Talk and Learn

Students use the app Google Earth to show each other where they live, where they have lived, where they have traveled. Some looked for destinations that we have read about in our books.  Great community building and talk about geography!







Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Civil War Centers

Students are rotating through a variety of exploration centers focused on the Civil War. Students will investigate the reasons for the civil war, the different economies of the north and south, the geography of the war, and the leaders of the war.  Over two weeks, students will read, listen and touch replica artifacts from the 1860's!









Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Biz Town 2018

What a great trip to Biz Town today! Students worked hard, had fun, and hopefully learned that being an adult is a huge responsibility!


















Friday, January 5, 2018

Building background knowledge and historical context for the Civil War

Students are buddy reading and responding to a variety of texts that are pertinent and conversation starters for challenges in the mid-1800's.
Using these books, students, rotated through one book each day, where they will end up reading four picture books.


 

                        

Students read the text, took notes, looked up new words, and recorded definitions of new words.


 











Monday, January 1, 2018

Closing out 2017

Lots of activities kept us busy at the end of 2017! Here is a snapshot into our final days.  Here are the fifth graders singing at the Winter Open House:





After singing and having our families in our room afterward, students had some time to play some games with friends.

Students are enjoying our assembly on RESPECT. 



Finishing the day with the Winter Party!