The 5th Grade students are currently reading Incident at Hawk's Hill, a story that follows the interesting relationship between a boy and a badger in the 1800's Canadian prairie. They researched some interesting facts about badgers... look at some of their results below:
badgers - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
B is for BADGER! - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Click below to read through the poetry book that was created by the 3rd graders. We collaborated to put together a Monster Poetry book. Do not worry... most of these creations are quite friendly, and not the stuff of nightmares. Enjoy!
This fall, the 4th and 5th grade GT students had a Creature Exchange with the gifted students in Ms. Parra's class at Cielo Vista Elementary. Working in groups, the students created creatures and sent the descriptions only to the kids at Cielo Vista. They created creatures of those descriptions, and in return sent descriptions of their own. We then revealed the end products in a video conference. It was an educational and fun experience for all involved! See the results in the document below!
We recently discovered some old documents that prove that social media has been around for longer than you think. Look at the proof below, that shows some important tweets that track the events that lead to the American Revolution. Curious? Well...take a look at the Prezi below!
CAMP GREENLAKE NEWS
Based on the events of the novel Holes, the 4th graders put together this newsletter. See what is happening around the camp!
ORIGINAL FAIRY TALES
The fourth grade students used the PATTERNS they found in the fairy tales we read to create originals of their own. Below are a couple of examples:
As part of our first Principal's Writing Wall, the 5th grade students wrote hyperbole poetry. Hyperboles are exaggerations that authors can use to emphasize a point or to create a mental image. They are found throughout the tall tales they have been writing. Here are a couple of examples:
Storybird is a wonderful writing tool that allows students to become actual published authoers. Below you will find a sample of some of the storie the 4th and 5th graders have created. Each of these story books has an actual copyright...making our students copyrighten authors!
The following poster was created by the 3rd graders. As we read the Chocolate Touch, they worked on learning more about good nutrition. As this poster shows, it all begins will choosing the right foods!