Category Archive for 'Special Events'

Class activities for Friday, September 6

Friday, September 6th, 2019

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.

Notes:

Our Fifth Grade Year 2018-2019

Friday, June 14th, 2019

We had a great year! Best wishes to everyone in middle school!

5th Grade Camp 2019

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

5th Grade Camp 2019

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Class activities for Friday, April 26

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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 Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Legend of Lightning Larry 2019

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Spelling: Students wrote a writing log entry about their literary essay and set goals.

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

Reading: Today was our class play!

Writing: We worked on revising and revising conferences today. The novel project is due Monday, April 1. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week. Your student should be finished with their draft by now and should have 100% of their goal done. Our class average is 93% right now, but some students are still behind and will need to work extra to catch up.

Math: We worked on graphing points today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to our class play.

Social Studies: None today due to our class play.

Character Strength: We are learning about forgiveness this week.

Notes:

  • Our class play, The Legend of Lightning Larry, is tonight, Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm. Students, please meet in the classroom at 6:00 pm!
  • Is your student doing a Daily Homework TimeHere’s a sample schedule and more ideas to get started.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

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