What a STEMtastic week! On Monday, I introduced data analysis. Students created a foldable, built towers and recorded their data, analyzed the data, and then did a Think-Pair-Share activity. Some pairs wanted to share out using "ELMO" our document camera!
ELMO was actually donated to me by the wonderful staff at one of my previous schools. I'm so lucky to have so much support from past and present coworkers!
We had an informal day on Tuesday. Several students just weren't mastering measurement. I did everything I could think of. So I decided to create peer pairs and see if that helped. Students who did master the standard worked with students who were struggling. The results were amazing! So many students mastered the measurement standards after this collaboration!
Thursday, we used Skittles to practice calculating mean, median, mode, and range. I love using food in class! The engagement level is so high! I found this free resource here.
In social studies, we continued our Econ Unit. Students made pancakes to distinguish the difference between Human Resources, Capital Resources, and Natural Resources. The following day we watched a newscast about raising the minimum wage and students had a good discussion about how that would affect business owners and their resources.
Friday night, fifth and sixth graders had an activity night. They could go to a dance, eat pizza, sing karaoke, buy a Polaroid at the photo booth, and write on the grafitti wall. It was super fun!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.