Sunday, November 6, 2011

Engineering Lab: Kids had to plan, build, and test a roof that could withstand Florida temperatures, wind, and rain

Halloween Science Fun

Class Happenings!

It's been a while since I have had some postings so I will be updating some pictures soon.  All is going well in the classroom and the kids are looking forward to their field trip this week to the Vietnam Memorial Museum and next week, we will be heading on our much awaited camping trip.  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 2

We got a lot accomplished this week.  We completed our first math unit on division and the kids did very well.  We also successfully completed two science labs on dissolving and the rate of dissolving.  Next week, we have another two labs to complete (one on mixtures and one on magnification).  If all goes as planned, we will be ready to test on properties of matter Friday.

The kids are getting along very well and are very helpful with each other, which also makes me very happy.  The library is now open and AR should begin very soon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We have set our goals!

Science Time

Go Knights!

The library looks complete now with my new UCF flag hanging above it.  Thank you to Jennifer for getting this for me and thanks to my husband who came by and put it up for me.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pictures of the classroom

       Welcome Back to School!

                 AR Bulletin Board

       Library Card Pouches and Knight Club Topics

  Each month we will set a class goal and whoever makes that goal will get their name on a soccer ball.

This is the common board configuration (CBC) that will list daily objectives and essential questions.  Along the bottom is vocabulary for the units we are studying.

Also part of the CBC, this is where daily homework is written and I will write down classwork as assigned that day in class.

 BINGO.....this is where students can fill in a square for good behavior and/or completed homework and on Fridays I will pull out names and they can earn candy and sometimes even homework passes.
         Class Library

             Question/Concept Board

     One of my students, Jake, gave this to me for the classroom.  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Week

We survived our first week of 5th grade. This is going to be a fun group and I don't think there will be any trouble in keeping each other laughing. I used to use this blogspot for my students to report on each day as to what was done in the class for that day, became a restricted site at school and we could no longer access it from school. If it becomes available, I will continue to let the kids do their own blogging about our days.

The first week was much about rules, procedures, putting binders together, learning how to take notes, etc. We did get to complete our first science lab on properties of matter. The kids learned the difference between weight, mass, and volume. They also learned some similarities and differences between different properties of matter.