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Class activities for Friday September 8

Friday, September 8th, 2017

We finalized our class rules today. We learned that we wanted to have rules so that our class would be safe and allow us to accomplish our mission. The students made a list of rules, but soon we had over 100 ideas. That was too many to remember, so we decided on one class rule: “Follow the High Fives.” We figured that if people follow the High Fives (respect, responsibility, integrity, empathy and perseverance), we would have a successful class.

Students received several new materials today:

  • A whiteboard to use in class
  • A colored file folder to use as a writing portfolio. I asked students to decorate this folder with pictures, stickers, or drawings. I’ll laminate the folders and we’ll use them to store finished writing this year.
  • A yellow folder to use as our “fridge folder” where we can keep leftover work.
  • A planner.

We also played a game called, “Win as Much as You Can.” This was a game where teams can work together so that everyone wins, or compete against each so that only a few win. Our class wasn’t very successful. We chose to complete, so only one team scored points. We might try to learn from our mistakes and play this game again in the future.

Finally, it was Team Day! Students worked in teams to try to solve challenges involved with moving as a team, lowering a hula hoop together, and untying human and rope knots. We didn’t always succeed after the first try, but we learned that we can solve problems by working together, listening to others, and persevering. Thanks to all the family members that helped out today!

Team Day 2017

89 new photos · Album by Christian Howd



The Best of our Fifth Grade Year, 2016-2017

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Best wishes in middle school and beyond!

Camp Copneconic 2017

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Camp Copneconic 2017

109 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

Class activities for Tuesday, May 9

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Spelling: We reviewed common spelling patterns for the /ch/ sound. We learned that ch and tch are common patterns, but tch is usually used for short vowel sounds (as in stitch or batch), and ch for long vowel sounds (as in reach and coach).

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.

Reading: None today due to our I-Search Conference.

Writing: None today due to our I-Search Conference. A collection of poems will be due on Friday, May 19.

Homework is to work on poems for 15 minutes.

I-Search Conference 2017

33 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

Math: We worked on multiplying fractions and whole numbers again today. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Recent skills that should be finished:

Science: We worked on an experiment about comparing other planets to earth. We learned that other planets would probably not have the same type of day, year, seasons, or tides as earth. Homework is to finish the Comparing Planets charted if not done in class.

Social Studies: None today due to our I-Search Conference.


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Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

The Legend of Lightning Larry 2017

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Legend of Lightning Larry 2017

24 new photos · Album by Christian Howd