Thursday, May 23, 2019

Today's Teaching/Learning: May 23, 2019

Today is another busy day in fifth grade.

Students will begin the day by readying for transitions and engaging in a class meeting to make sure that everyone turns in needed permission slips. Some students may bring in items to cook in their solar ovens, so we'll make a bit of time at the start of the day to let them set up their ovens and the ready for cooking. It's a cloudy day so it will be interesting to see how the ovens work.

During the science rotation, students will unwrap their plant packets and plant their seedlings into soil cups. Later they'll package their plants carefully and bring them home to continue nurturing the plants' growth. If there's time left over after that, they'll work on completing their STEAM packets and discuss how they might continue the learning at home, and how we might improve this teaching for students next year.

During our Lit Mix time, students will work on their biography research and/or climate change projects. I will be meeting with small teams and recording their project summaries for the climate change project video.

At the end of the day, students will continue to work on the climate change projects and biography projects too.

Since we're at the end of the STEAM survival series and nearing the end of the biography and climate change projects, it's a somewhat messy time in the classroom, but the messiness is a natural part of project work so we'll embrace it and work with it. Onward.