Class activities for Friday, September 6

Team Day 2019

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Today was Team Day! The class had to work as a whole class team and in smaller teams to solve a series of challenges. They had to persevere and not give up, and most of the challenges were solved with hard work!

The students came up with these Top Teamwork Tricks after Team Day:

  1. Encourage others.
  2. Persevere; don’t quit.
  3. Keep talking.
  4. Think together.
  5. Listen to others.
  6. Help the team.
  7. Focus on the problem.
  8. Be selfless. Other people matter.
  9. Stay calm.
  10. Learn from mistakes.

We also finished playing a game called Win as Much as You Can. During our first try, the class only earned $900 out of $5,000. In this game, when teams agree to work together, everyone wins, but when some teams try to “get ahead” of the others, not only do some teams lose, but the whole class loses out. This game has 10 rounds and it took until the final rounds before the class started to think about how everyone could win, not just a few. We played again and learned from our mistakes, scoring $5,000 the second time. We learned that we need to find a way to “win-win,” so that everyone can win, not just a few.

We watched a video called, Crash and Learn:

Students learned that it’s okay, and sometimes even necessary, to crash and make mistakes. But champions LEARN from their crashes, instead of repeating them over and over or giving up.

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Class activities for Friday, April 26

I-Search Conference 2019

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Spelling: None today.

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

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

Writing: Students shared their research at our I-Search Conference today! There were many compliments from teachers and the student audience had a lot of questions for the presenters! You can see the presentations here.

Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We practiced subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping again. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students worked on building their car and jet engine for the JetToy Challenge competition.

Social Studies: We read about the Boston Tea Party and other ways the colonists rebelled.

Character Strength: We are learning about appreciation of beauty and excellence this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Thursday, April 18

Class Awards 2018-2019

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Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to the social studies MSTEP test.

Writing: Students worked on revising their slides again.

The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should be done drafting by now, with at least seven slides.

Math: None today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We read about how everything is made of matter. We also read about how atoms can combine to make different arrangments of molecules. Different molecules have different shapes, sizes, arrangements, and can have different colors, smells, textures, and other properties.

Social Studies: Today was the social studies MSTEP and we finishing reading about how new taxes angered the colonists after the French and Indian War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

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