Fifth Grade Classes:
Welcome to the gifted and talented class in fifth grade!!
We still begin each class with a gadget. I did a lot of shopping over the summer and found some very interesting gadgets for this year!! I will try to post pictures of the gadgets we have already guessed so you can see if you know what they are.
Since the end of February, all of the fifth grade classes have been working on the "Toy Challenge"!! Each class is broken into groups of two and each group is given an empty toilet paper tube and the instructions to create a workable toy. There has been a table full of other materials everyone can use for their toy. The only rule I have is that the toilet paper tube needs to be part of the toy. After creating the toy, each class holds a Toy Museum for a first grade class to walk through. Questions are asked and the toys are all played with. So far we have hosted one museum. Check out some of the toys from it...
Our latest challenge was to build a chair using computer paper and masking tape. The chair had to include arm rests, a back rest, 8 inch tall legs and it have to be free standing. Creating a sturdy chair can be challenging, but almost every group was able to finish the challenge. After the chairs were built, the legs were measured and a heavier stuffed animal was placed on it. The stuffed animal was filled with beans (like beanbags) so it was a little heavier than the class thought! Check out the pictures of the chairs from Ms. Williams' class and then see if they held the stuffed animal.
Below are the chairs that Ms. Howard's class created. Take a look at their chairs to see if all groups were able to make a chair that held up the stuffed animal in a sitting position!!
Check out the chair creations from Ms. Anderson's class! I really enjoy seeing how creative the groups can be during these challenges. There was not one chair that looked alike and there was at least one chair that I have never see before (the way it was built).
Sara Ross' class just finished their own chair challenge! We even saw a triangular shaped chair for the first time ever in this class! Check out their creations and see if they worked:
If you were given 5 pieces of foil and 20 pipe cleaners what types of ideas could you come up with to create something?? The fifth grade classrooms were given this task. I usually tell the teams what I want them to create, but I want to see just how creative they can be without me saying anything. Ms. Williams' class was the first to tackle this challenge and I have to say they did a great job. We have a pop tart loving cat named Nyan, a rocket launch, a guy fishing on a dock with a boat in the area, jewelry/accessories, a unicorn,a wrestling/boxing ring, and people passing over a bridge. Check out their creations below!
Ms. Howard's class has also completed the challenge. While looking at their pictures you will see an island, a hockey game, a pirate ship, a park with a turtle on a hover board, a candy shop, and a snowmobile/bobsled course.
Ms. Anderson's class came up with some very creative ideas for this challenge. Check them out below: camping, a recreation of D-Day, a guy parachuting, a kid throws a football through an ice cream shop window, a golf course, an alien invasion, and a phone with accessories.
Ms. Ross' class was the last class to take on the pipe cleaner/foil challenge! Boy are there some great story tellers in the class. Today were heard about a banana shaped boat and the adventure it went on, an artists studio, a hockey rink, toxic burritos, galactic accessories (there was a skit with these!), a baseball game gone bad, and a sloth/squid man super heroes!!
The fifth graders are on the final stretch of one of their big challenges. They classes were divided into groups and were told that they had just won the lottery! As a group they decided to open a sweet shop (for humans or pets). Each group had to come up with a theme for their store, create five new sweets, a marketing plan, talk about what the risks would be when opening a new business, an inside floor plan and a few more business related things! After they have finished creating everything each group will be presenting their project to the class. I will be posting pictures of the presentations so please stop back.
Sara Ross' class began their Sweet Shoppe presentations today! There is a huge variety of themes in this class. They range from Emojis to Ice Cream. I can't wait to see what each group came up with!
Today's first group included Salwa, Takyra, Calvin E., and Jhaedin. The name of their sweet shoppe was Emojified Candy.
Group two included Asma, Owen, Calvin C., Jadyn, and Autumn. This group opened a sweet shoppe called Minty's. If you couldn't tell by the name, it has a mint inspired shoppe. I love this...in all of the years I have been doing this, there has never been a group that created a store based on a flavor other than chocolate!!!
The third group included Tigerlily, Leo, Joshus, and Eva. This group created a sweet shoppe based on the theme of ice cream and underwater. Their ice cream flavors sounded very tasty!
The fourth group from Ms. Ross' class presented today. This group was made up by David, Hamza, Deon, Raymond, and Elili. Their sweet shoppe was called Sour Bear. A take on the gummy bear, only sour flavors!
The next group to present included Miriam, Dylan, Sienna, Jonah, and Henrik. Check out the shape of their sweet shoppe!!! I loved it! It really stands out and lets you know the theme of their shoppe...space.
The final group to present this year was table one, made up by Ajmal, Louie, A'Niya, and John. They based their sweet shoppe on the forest/jungle. The name of their shoppe was The Forest of Sweets. Check out their Volcano Cake! How many of you would order that??
It was Ms. Anderson's classes turn to begin their Sweet Shoppe Presentations. We had three groups present today. Two of the groups actually made one of their sweets for the class to taste. They were both delicious! Thanks for making them for us to try!
Group one included Brandon, Armen, Gwen, and Ava. The name of their sweet shoppe was Ocean Flow. All of their candies were part of the ocean theme.
Group two included Theo, Abby, Mylie, and Oh Myint. This group opened a sweet shoppe called Spooktastic Sweets. If you couldn't tell by the name, it has a Halloween inspired shoppe. This was one of the groups that created a sweet for us to sample. Today we were able to try the eyeball candy. The class was unanimous...they loved it!
The third group included Samantha, Daniel, Perrion, and Aidan. This group created a sweet shoppe based on the theme of chocolate and who doesn't love chocolate. Their shoppe was called ASPD Chocolate and they also created a sweet for us to sample. It included chocolate, caramel, powdered sugar and an chocolate chip...need I say more!
Group four included Grace, Evan S., Espen, Micky. This group created a sweet shoppe based on the theme of Halloween. Their treats sounds very tasty!
The fifth group that presented today was made up of Caden, Ti'jmere, Jake, and Ziva. They created a shop based on forests and the wild. This group went above and beyond and created 10 sweets!!! They looks amazing and sounded just a good.
Our sixth group consisted of Jonathan, Arianna, Lola, Grant, and Yusuf. This group changed it up and created a shoppe for both people and dogs. They included snacks for both and even a swimming pool for both people and dogs. This shoppe was only open to kids 15 years old and younger.
The final group to present in Ms. Anderson's class included, Sawyer, Arianna, and Evan. Their sweet shoppe was called Solar Sweets and they created an awesome commercial for us to watch. It was a great way to end this activity.
Heather Howard's class also began their Sweet Shoppe presentations! We had three groups present and they all had quite a surprise for the class. All three groups made one of their sweets to try. We even had a s'more pie!! Check out the photos below from the presentations.
Group one included Isaac, Tenzing, Duncan, and Malin. Their sweet shoppe was an old time store called Retro Roller Candy.
Group two included Christopher, Aric, Amaya, Jarte, and Melody. The theme of their sweet shoppe was space and all of their sweets either looked like something from space and/or had a space inspired name. Check it out:
The last group of the class included Nathaniel, Moses, Amelie, and Aryam and their theme was bakery. This group had different pastries for sale in their shoppe including a S'mores Pie!
The next presentation was from the group made up of Archie, Robert, Lucy, and Da'Shon. Loved their idea of having the Sweet Shoppe up in the trees!!! Their store, Wild Sweets was a tree house sweet shoppe. A very creative presentation! I would definitely shop there.
The next group to present from Ms. Howard's class was Cam, Jonah, Zoe, and Hser. If you are a Harry Potter fan you will love this sweet shoppe called Hagrid's Hut. The store is a replica of the hut from the Harry Potter movies. The names of their sweets also is part of the Harry Potter theme: the Lightning Bolt Sucker, Popping Wizard, Strawberry Glasses, and a few more. All of the sweets are this shoppe are peanut and tree nut free. Great idea team!!!
The team that created the Candy Rainforest Sweet Shoppe was made up of Quinn, Matthew, Maya, and Samiah. Loved how they made the outside of their building incorporate a tree into the design. Very eye-catching! The inside of their shoppe was nothing to sneeze at either. They included a chocolate river that shoppers can walk over. Safety was their main concern here, so they included rope fences to keep kids away from the rivers! This was also a very creative and eye catching presentation! Way to go!
The last group to present from Ms. Howard's class was made up by Leo, Eddie, Addie, and Miquela. They agreed on the theme of space and named their sweet shoppe Universal Sweets. Besides having a sweet shoppe, they also incorporated a cafe in their shoppe along with an arcade and a dance floor! I enjoyed the names of their sweets: Space Jewelry (a ring), Planets All Around (a bracelet), Solar System on a Stick (a sucker), Space Gummies, and a Space Breaker (like a jaw breaker). It sounds like a fun shoppe to visit!
Leslie Williams' class began their Sweet Shoppe presentations today! Two groups presented their work!! The members of the first group were Rory, Morgan, Isaac R. and Max. The entire class received a surprise from this team...Morgan (with some help from her family) created two of the doughnuts from the group's Sweet Shoppe (Funky Donuts). The class really enjoyed trying them out!! Check out a few photos from their presentation:
The second group to present was Amari, Redaet, Will, and Nathan. Their sweet shoppe was called Molten Mud. The theme of their shoppe was Earthy. Check out some photos from their presentation:
The third group was made up of Everett, Miles, Raina, and Mohamed. This group focused on a space theme and they created quite a variety if candies that sounded amazing! The candies ranged from Shooting Stars to a Galaxy Bar.
Yassin, Isaac M., Maeryn, and Liza made up the fourth group to present in Ms. WIlliams' class. They came up with quite a creative theme...Minnesota and Golden Gummies. They used the colors from the U of M to bring everything together!
Group five from Ms. WIlliams' class included Jhyla, Anna, Alex, and Nimelius. Their sweet shoppe had the theme of pigs (bacon). Their shoppe name was Sizzle Pigs. Check out the sidewalk going up to the shoppe...they made it look like bacon!!!
Table four went next and this group was made up of Emmanual, Gus, and Caitlin. I loved the theme and name of this sweet shoppe. The store was based on panda bears and it was called Panda Power Sweets! When asked how they came up with that idea, the class was told...pandas are vey cute...who doesn't like pandas?
The final group from Ms. WIlliams' Class was made up of Audrey, Jacob, Bemnet, and Eli. This group chose the theme of space and named their shoppe Blast Off Sweets. Check out the shape of their shoppe. You can even purchase a membership to their shoppe to receive great savings!!