At our school, students spend one day a week exploring a topic of their choosing. They then have to present their learning in a fun and engaging way. In fifth grade, we scaffold this a bit, so students have some more support and guidance before they choose their own path. This is the first round of Genius Hour projects and so far, they are pretty good! Here are a few example projects:
This student used Powtoon to teach us about photography:
This student used our green screen to create a video about skiing:
A student presented origami, and then taught us to make origami dogs!
To help us with our golf games, this student recorded us swinging our golf clubs, and then used an app to help us improve!
I love cats! This student created a comic book using his cat as the superhero! I can't wait to read the sequel!
I love the creativity shown so far! I can't wait to see the next round of Genius Hour projects next week!
WOWSA it has been awhile since I've posted! This quarter has been great, but busy and our blog has suffered! I am so sorry and will do a better job in the future. In the meantime, allow me to catch you up on our quarter...
A retired teacher parent volunteer came in to teach Math 2 about Movement Math! What great fun!
Students found another unconventional seating arrangement.
Officer Morton and Junior from the K9 Unit spoke to the Fifth and Sixth graders at our first Lunch and Learn.
We ended the quarter with our PBIS behavior incentive at Lazer Kraze!
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