Category Archive for 'Videos'

Space Fashion Show 2017

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Space Fashion Show 2017

8 new photos added to shared album

Hawaiian Beach Bash 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Pics from our Hawaiian Beach Bash:

Hawaiian Beach Bash 2017

66 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

BioBlitz 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Today was our BioBlitz field trip. We learned about falconry, met a Conservation Officer, learned about reptiles, hunted for mushrooms, and sorted aquatic insects. Thanks to the family members that attended and helped today.

BioBlitz 2017

34 new photos added to shared album

Spelling: None today due to our field trip.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 4-6 are available and due Monday.   

Reading: None today due to our field trip.

Writing: A personal narrative is due Monday, September 25. Your student should be publishing their final piece at this point, making sure their narrative is finished.

Math: None today due to our field trip.

Science: None today due to our field trip.

The Energy Fair project is due Friday, September 29. Here are the Energy Fair directions.

Social Studies: None today due to our field trip.


Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

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!