Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Light!

Students in Rooms 11 and 14 have been investigating light!  They are making observations, asking questions about what they observe and carrying out research to find the answers to those observations!


Light through prisms

Recording observations on shared google doc

reflections from a spoon

view in a spectroscope

Friday, March 6, 2015

Early March Update!

The snow banks are shrinking and the weather pattern is supposed to become gentler in the next week. Spring will come!

As far as Room 12 is concerned we are finishing our unit on addition and subtraction of fractions.  On Monday we will begin practicing for the Topic 9 test.  The test will be on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

In ELA we are reflecting on the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The students are using evidence from the text to support their analysis of character traits.  We are also finishing up animal research projects.  The students are publishing their work in e-book format complete with pictures, table or contents and bibliography.  This has been a highly detailed and structured project that has taught the children many important lessons about revising, editing and publishing a non-fiction piece of writing.

In science we broke into small groups and created "I Wonder" documents.  We conducted several experiments on sound.  Observations were recorded on the "I Wonder" documents.

Last Friday the 5th graders did a fantastic job creating and sharing a video about how they took a learning risk in school.  The video was shared at the grade 3-5 Spirit of Adventure Assembly led by Mrs. Johnson.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!