Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Geology Gallery Walk

Last Friday we invited students, teacher and parents to come view the Grade 5 end of unit projects. The students had a chance to share their projects and show the knowledge they gained over the past 6 weeks. It was a wonderful morning and I was proud of all of the hard work. Here are three of the computer projects. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Multiplying Fractions: Three Ways

Here is a video for the lattice method:

Here is a video for the estimation method with the traditional method:

Here is one more video for the more traditional method:



 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Grade 5 "Great Shake Off"

Last Friday the kids participated in the first annual Great Shake Off. After working all week with their partners to build their structures, the students got a chance to test them on the earthquake table. It was great fun not only watching the buildings shake, shimmy and unfortunately crash on the floor. Check out the photos. It was so much fun!!!


 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Geometry Video Collection 1

This unit in Everyday Math is focusing on geometry and while some of the concepts are pretty basic, boy are the words challenging! I would like to share some resources and videos to help you with the vocabulary.

First, there is Study Jams. This is a free site that gives you so many lessons for kids to learn math and science. Today we learned about congruency. Use it because Study Jams is awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

Also, here are the IXL topics you can use to practice on your own. The starred ones are the ones I would like you to work on first!

*B.10
  B.12
*B.13
  B.30
  B.31
  B.32 (challenge)
*B.33



Vertical and Adjacent Angles



Singapore Math Triangle Angles = 180 Degrees

Classification of Triangles

How To Use A Geometric Compass
































































































 

Earthquake Structure Challenge

This week the class has been exploring the earth forces that influence the structural strength of buildings. The students were given a challenge to create a 4 walled building with a roof that would withstand a significant earthquake. They were partnered up and given freedom to choose their materials. Here are photos of the process and finished products. Tomorrow is the Grade 5 Great Shake Off, so be sure to look for post quake pictures soon.


 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Homework Ice Cream Party Photos!

I just completed an elaborate blogpost on homework and rewards here, but without boring you too much, here are the photos from our "Homework Party!" Way to go kids! 100% participation is all a teacher can hope for and you did it!






 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Geology Videos to Check Out

Krakatowa Erupts Up Close

Forces That Have Changed Our Earth

National Geographic: Lava
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Check It Out! BBC In Your Lifetime

I saw this and thought of my natural inquirers. Kids, you will really like this so take a look. You put in your birthday and some other information and it gives you facts about how the Earth has changed since you were born. There is even some information about plate tectonics and natural disasters.

Your Life On Earth