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.
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!
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: