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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Project Prep to Come

We have many projects coming up and there's a considerable amount of prep to do to prepare for these projects. We'll focus on project by project in the days to come.
  • Algebraic Thinking Unit
    • Xerox study packets
    • Teach, practice, test
  • Plant Packets
    • Organize seeds and other materials
    • Share lesson with colleagues
    • Prep planting session for recess after vacation
    • Outdoor container garden, individual student plants
  • Physical Science - Rotation 3
    • Review main teaching points
    • Have students weigh mixtures -- what's heaviest
    • Review mixtures/solutions. Have students filter mixtures, identify whether they can be separated or not.
    • Study conservation of matter
    • Review potential and kinetic energy with paper cup experiment
    • Have students take physical science assessment, complete project (optional)
  • Mystery Science Exploration with Kindergarten Buddies
  • Expert Visitors - contact, schedule
    • Biologist
    • Material Scientist
    • Teacher
    • Living History Presentation
    • Motivational Speaker
  • Wood Frogs and Spadefoot Toads 
    • Clean and prep tanks
    • Learn about the toads
  • Fraction II Unit - Complete
  • Volume and Measurement Exploration
  • MCAS Tests
  • Fifth Grade Play
  • Biography Project
  • Global Cardboard Challenge
  • Environmental Science Week
    • Water Bottle/Purifying STEAM project
    • Introduce field study activities
    • Engage in field study
    • Hike to study local vernal pool and to explore nature in playground area
  • Complete Showcase Portfolios
  • Fifth Grade Celebrations
  • Transition Day
    • New Website
    • Move Up Letters
    • Supply Letter
    • Folder with Team Label (optional)