I know I haven’t been the greatest at updating this blog this year, but I wanted to share 2 videos I created showing some highlights of our 2014-2015 school year and one from the last week of school. We have had a wonderful year full of exploration, creativity, and discovery. I know these students will succeed in the future, and I look forward to watching them grow in fifth grade. Click on the links below:
Room 16 students have been studying Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement after Dr. Martin Luther King day. We read a drama titled, “The Day Rosa Parks was Arrested”. Students chose a character from the drama to “interview” in their podcasts. Students had to ask questions and use details from the drama to show the character’s perspective of Rosa Parks being arrested. Some of the characters chosen include Rosa Parks, the bus driver in Montgomery who called the police, the arresting officers, African American bystanders, and Dr. King. Check them out below!
We are in a very exciting time in science right now! Students just completed chapter 1 and are wrapping up the unit with an experiment with pendulums! We found a very interesting video all about pendulums and I want to share it here:
We have been back to school for two days and I am already loving the learning going on! We have spent a lot of time learning rules, checking in supplies, and getting to know each other, but we have snuck in some time for learning :). Check out the pictures above of our first engineering challenge using marshmallows and spaghetti to build towers. We are also practicing uncorking in groups.
We are so proud of Rain for representing our school at the Go! St. Louis Read, Right, and Run Marathon. Rain had to read 26 books, do 26 good deeds (right), and run 26.2 miles. The final 1.2 miles were completed at Forest Park this past Saturday. Here are some pictures from the event!