Thursday, November 2, 2017

Microbits with Mr. Adams

I thought we were going on to the STEAM bus today but instead, Mr. Adams brought the learning to the media center. And let me tell you, we had some really excited students today! Using Microbits and a laptop, with the guidance of Mr. Adams, students were able to do some basic coding. 

Students tried spelling their name, making ringtones, and explored other projects from the Microbits website.  Mr. Adams has provided a challenge for students to work towards so they can earn their own Microbit!  Who is up for the challenge?

Makerspace Challenge

What a week! Students worked on teamwork, communication, and problem-solving when working on the Makerspace Challenge for October. Each group was tasked with using all 42 cups to build the tallest structure.  We had lots of tumbling cups and starting over but it was a great challenge for room 206!

And the winner is...
at 96 cm!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Learning about Boston Landmarks and the Printing Press with Mrs. Fritsche!

Each week, our classroom gets a visit from Mrs. Fritsche. She is a world traveler who knows a lot about the historical content that we study in fifth grade.  This week, she shared real photos of landmarks that we have been learning about in Boston such as the harbor where the Boston Massacre occurred and the Old North Church signaling Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.


Here, Mrs. Fritsche shows us how a printer's apprentice would learn how to sort all of the letters into the printer's tray.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Thanks for a great Fall Party!

We had a great time at the fall party! Thank you, parents, for creating such a fun afternoon for us!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Found Poetry

After creating a concept web on the Declaration of Independence, students used their web to help them search for words that would communicate about the Declaration of Independence.

Using old books, (Promise! They are discarded from the library) students looked for words to compose a simple phrase or lines to synthesize the document that declared the Colonists independence from England.

Monday, October 16, 2017