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.
It is that time of year for our second huge challenge...the Toy Challenge!!!! all of the fifth graders will be working with a partner to create a workable toy! Each team will have to incorporate an empty toilet paper tube into their toy. Step one is to come up with an idea that both learners agree on. They then sketch out their toy, listing the materials they will use to create it. Then the building begins. This challenge will take at lease two rotations to complete. Each team also needs to include a write up on their toy that includes directions on how to use it, materials used to create it, choking hazards, a price, a name, and a picture. When everything is complete, each class will hold a tot museum for a K, 1, or 2 grade class where the learners get to come in and play with the toys, so a sturdy toy is a must!! Stay tuned for pictures of the finished products.
After the fifth grade classes finished the Sweet Shoppe challenge, we took a little break and played some brain games like PixMix and did the Hidden Path Challenge. I have created a tarp that was 56 squares on it and on that tarp is a path. It is the classes responsibility to find that path by stepping in the squares. I am the only one who knows where the path is. They do this by stepping in the squares hoping that square is part of the path! If it is, the room will be silent and that person gets to take another step. If a step taken is incorrect, a bell will ring and that person goes to the end of their teams line and it is the next persons turn. The classes are broken into two teams. While team one is up at the mat, team two needs to memorize every correct and incorrect step team one has taken. If team one can't find the path in the given time, the two teams switch places. The teams continue switching places until the path has been found or class time is up!!
During the second rotation, the fifth grade classes will be stating one of their big challenges in my class...The Sweet Shoppe Challenge! This challenge usually takes the classes four rotations to complete their work and present everything to their perspective classes. During this challenge, teams will be creating their own sweet shoppe with five new sweets. They are expected to create a theme for their shoppe, menus, store maps (inside and outside), a marketing plan, and 3D examples of their new sweets! I can't wait to see how creative this years groups get!
It is finally time to see the Sweet Shoppes that were created by all of the fifth grade classrooms!!! Ms.Williams' class began their presentations and so far we have a Sweet Shoppe that was Halloween Themed and a Sweet Shoppe created just for dogs! On day two of the presentations, we were introduced to a Sweet Shoppe that used the theme of board games!! How cool is that! We also heard about a Shoppe that was geared towards kids and tv shows they like to watch. This shoppe was called TV Sweets! On day three of the presentations, we were introduced to a shoppe whose theme was Halloween/science , School Supplies and another Halloween Shoppe, only this one was an evil Halloween shoppe. Check out some of the work below:
Ms. Gorder's class began their Sweet Shoppe presentations today and so far we have a sweet shoppe that was a wilderness theme, a sweet shoppe with a royalty theme and a sweet shoppe that had an underwater theme! On day two we enjoyed presentations that included the themes of the ocean/beach and under the sea! Day three brought us sweet shoppes with the themes of Narwhals and Social Media!! Hats off to Ms. Gorder's Class...they did an amazing job on their sweet shoppe presentations! Check out some of the work below:
Ms. Clancy's class began their Sweet Shoppe presentations and so far we have a sweet shoppe that was a lava/volcano theme, a sweet shoppe with a story theme and a sweet shoppe that had a creature theme! On day two we enjoyed presentations that included the themes of gummies, zoo animals and the book Series of Unfortunate Events! Day three brought us two sweet shoppes with the theme of Exotic Flavors and Social Media!! Way to go Ms. Clancy's Class...they did an awesome job on their sweet shoppe presentations! Check out some of the work below:
Ms. Jenson's class began their Sweet Shoppe presentations and so far we have a sweet shoppe that was a Poke'mon theme, and a sweet shoppe with an underwater theme! We also enjoyed the themes for Halloween, the Sea, Music, Animals and Space!! Hats off to Ms. Jenson's Class...they did an amazing job using creativity when working on their sweet shoppes! Check out some of the work below:
The fifth graders completed their first kit of the school year today! Their challenge was to take 25 straws and 39 inches of masking tape to create a free-standing tower that would hold the weight of a tennis ball on the highest point of their tower! Could they do it??? Stay tuned for pictures of the creations Ms. Williams' class made...
There were three groups from Ms. Williams' Class that were able to complete this first challenge!!! Congratulations to everyone for trying and coming up with some pretty unique ideas. Most groups were able to create the free-standing tower, but when the tennis ball was placed on the top...it fell over. Check out the towers that were able to hold the tennis ball on the top!! Hats off to all of the learners that completed the challenge! Table three's tower was 9" tall, table six created a tower that was 11 1/2" tall and table one's tower was 8" tall! Please click on the picture to see it in its entirety.
There were two groups from Ms. Gorder's Class that were able to complete this first challenge!!! Besides building a tower that could hold a tennis ball on top, this class also had the challenge of trying to beat the tallest height from Ms. Williams' class...11 1/2 inches! Did any teams accomplish this...I am excited to say the two teams were able to beat the height of 11/1/2 inches!!! Table seven's group created a tower that was 19 inches tall and table five's tower was 18 inches tall!!!! Congratulations to everyone for trying and coming up with some pretty unique ideas. Check out the towers that were able to hold the tennis ball on the top!! Hats off to all of the learners that completed the challenge! Please click on the images below to see the picture in its entirety!
Ms. Jenson's class took on the free standing tower challenge this week and they did a great job! There were three tables that were able to create towers that were over 20 inches tall, but as soon as the tennis ball was placed on the top the towers took a tumble. But let me tell you those three towers were impressive! There was one groups that completed the challenge with a tower that measured 10 inches. Congratulations to table 2 for completing the challenge! Check out their tower below:
There were three table groups in Ms. Clancy's class that were able to complete the tennis ball tower challenge this week! Table two created a tower that was 13 1/2 inches tall, table three's tower was 9 1/2 inches tall, and table one created a tower that stood 7 1/2 inches tall! Congratulations to all three groups! Check out their towers below:
Ms. Clancy's class was the first classroom to host their Toy Museum!!! They invited Ms. Denning's second grade class to come and try out their toys. Check out the slideshow from their museum:
Ms. Williams' class was the second classroom to host their Toy Museum!!! They invited Ms. Charla's second grade class to come and try out their toys. Check out the slideshow from their museum:
Ms. Gorder's class will be hosting their host their Toy Museum on Friday!!! They invited Ms. Blilie's second grade class to come and try out their toys. Stay tuned to check out the slideshow from their museum: