Gearing up for a self-contained classroom using technology. Today I used a great app called Link Lite http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/link!-lite/id488560322?mt=8 that teaches students how to build bridges out of different materials. This will fit in well with our class reading, our “Bridge to Terabithia” novel. Perhaps we will build and destroy bridges again this year http://5thgradeblog2010.edublogs.org/.
PBS also had an outstanding interactive website, and used along with the on-line movie “How Things Work” on the history of bridges creates great discussions on engineering. I only would play one section a day.
Fresh off the press! Our new school theme this year is baseball. Check out this site for baseball science and math activities. It is a bit old fashioned but don’t let that make you click away. The activities will fit into your curriculum.
The Bluebonnet nominations are out. Check out this site for these great books at http://texasbluebonnetaward2013.wordpress.com/master-list/
I am excited to see the book “Thunderbirds” and I can’t wait to use it to introduce our lesson for writing our own class book on owls. I will review the books on the Goodreads link to the right. In the meantime, I have listed some of my favorites and I can’t wait to find out what my students like to read.
We now end each year with an exciting week learning about other cultures. I wonder what kind of new memories we will make for our students in 2013!
This site will be used as a home for finding everything that you need in fifth grade.
The pages will include:
An updated Powerpoint for parents on procedures, curriculum and future events for fifth grade. This page will also include schoolwide events.
A place for spelling words and study aids and anything else related to Language Arts.
A student blog to include at least one technology blog for group experiments using the scientific method.
A page for links to math practice activities for both the internet and iPod apps.
A page for recommended books by both students and teachers.