As part of our inquiry and classroom community work we tried the Paper Tower activity on Thursday. We were given 2 pieces of newspaper and 30 cm of tape. The goal was to make the tallest paper tower that could stand alone for 30 seconds. It was much harder than we thought!
Yay! A new math topic!! We are taking a break from multiplication and division and learning about volume. Which of these containers has more juice? How do you know?
Math Homework: Read through and try the 5 Volume lessons. Comment on this blog post when you are finished.
Also, don’t forget your Communication Book Homework.
In 5H we learned about character traits and we chose 3 character traits for each person in the class. In the end everyone got the words that others said describes them, and made a World Cloud on ABCya with them! ~Bijoux~
Grade 5 LOVES to read! It has been wonderful to see how most students really love books. We have had 20-40 minutes of independent reading each day. Our goal has been to increase our reading stamina by keeping track of minutes or pages read.
Last week 5H discussed what kind of classroom jobs were needed to help keep our classroom running smoothly and clean. We talked about how you get jobs in the “real world.” Some ideas were; “You take a test.” “You do what you like.” “You ask for the job.” There was more discussion about how some jobs require specific skills or training, how you needed to apply for a job and have an interview. On Friday the students read through the 5H Help Wanted Classified Ads. They all chose two jobs to apply for. The application included reasons they though they were the right person for the job including what skills they had, their strengths and weaknesses.
After much consideration, interviews and job expectation discussion we now have 13 new employed students in 5H.
Poor, poor Fred. He was having a wonderful day sailing his beautiful boat when suddenly his boat capsized! The boat turned upside down with his life preserver underneath and Fred was hanging on for his life. The students had to rescue Fred and help him into his preserver using only 4 paperclips. They were not allowed to touch Fred, the boat or the life preserver with their hands. Much discussion, strategies, failed attempts and tons of laughter helped rescue Fred.