5th grade students have been hard at work this week preparing for the first assembly of the year. One of the things that makes the 5th grade assembly special every year is that it is completely student created. Our ESLR focus this month is complex thinkers, and the 5th grade students decided to create a poem, skit and song to show how they are complex thinkers.
Mark your calendars! The assembly is on Wednesday, September 14th from 2:10 to 2:55 in the SPAH.
We have been exploring the different systems on Earth, mainly focusing on the biosphere. We have started to explore the relationships that different organisms have with one another in the woods ecosystem. Using ecosystem cards, students created different food chains within the ecosystem, making note of how the energy was shifting.
We continue to learn and model expectations for solving word problems in math. Today, we learned and modeled strategies that we can use before, during and after word problems to help us make sense of problems, and try our best in solving them.
Just a reminder that the 3rd-5th grade curriculum night starts at 4:30 PM in the Gecko Theater on Thursday, August 25th. After some information about our curriculum, we will then make our way to our class to go over information about your child’s year ahead.
Today in writing, we explored different ways that we can plan our ideas for our writing. We looked at several examples of how writers use planning, and then used a strategy that worked for us to plan. Some students created outlines of their pieces, others made webs to help plan characters and settings.
Today we learned about how we can use bar models to help us make sense of word problems. Below are some pictures of us working on a word problem, using the bar models to help us solve them.
This week, we have started our math workshop. We started off by brainstorming what makes someone a mathematician, quickly realizing that some of the most important traits are that mathematicians try to solve problems multiple ways, use strategies and try their best. Below are a few pictures of students modeling how they are mathematicians while working on a word problem.
Thank you students for a wonderful first day of school! We kept busy, but managed to find some downtime to take a whole grade photo.