So many students have learned to ride the unicycle or have worked towards increasing their skills in the last couple weeks during PE. Many students are feeling encouraged by classmates and have complimented one another during class meetings. I went to the gym to see it for myself and I was so impressed! Check out the video...
Please help remind students that we are wearing orange and purple! The class with the most spirit gets a photo taken and posted in the entry to the brick building!
In addition to the entertaining and knowlegeable tour guides of the greenhouse, students loved the crowded metro ride (they had to stand and hold the loops), the quick Suzzalo library tour, and lunch at Red Square! Thanks to the chaperones for helping make the trip valuable and stress free! This week we will reflect and make the connection to our Project Based Learning unit!
Please send your student with a sack lunch (bag, not lunch box)!
The class began a unicycle unit in PE this week! Please send your student with a helmet! They can leave it at school for the entire unit or take it back and forth each day!
How do the structures and behaviors o organisms reflect their environment? This question is guiding our project based learning unit!
Right now students are deciphering the meaning of the question by looking at different structure of vehicles and determine environments in which they are suited. The video shows students walking around our classroom galleries, sharing ideas and looking for similar or different structures. Later this week we will decipher the meaning of behaviors by lookin at ourselves!
We will be heading to the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse for a free guided tour! This field trip supports our project based learning unit that began last week. We are reaching out to the experts to help us answer our guiding question, How do the structures and behaviors of organisms reflect their environment?
For this field trip we will take the metro bus ($3 fare/student), eat a sack lunch on campus, and take the tour. The field trip form was sent home with your student today and should be returned as soon as possible. If you can join us, please let me know!
Click the link for more info about the UW botany Greenhouse.
We are prepping for our adaptations unit (project based learning) with Mr. Bailey's 5 th grade class by practicing group work strategies. For the last couple weeks we focused on how to collaborate on ideas, divide up tasks and reflect on our work. This week we focused on filling different roles (leader, peacekeeper, time keeper, note taker, and materials manager). The first couple days of group work were filled with much conflict. I am happy to say that they are now getting along, staying on task AND having fun!
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