July 31

Fifth Grade – Davis

11/1/2017

We had a great day yesterday re-engineering a shopping cart! I think we are on our way to begin creating our own inventions.

Our last class for this semester will be on November 14th due to gifted eligibility testing. We will resume classes in January.

8/29/17

Another great day in Target with 5th grade! Loved their homework assignments this week! This is a creative bunch and we enjoyed hearing and seeing all the creative ways they explained their assigned vocabulary words for our Inventure Unit.

P.A.C.E New way to do HOE! We have updated our process for HOE. It is now independent with facilitation from me. They have videos they can watch. I still do a mini lesson here and there but they are truly being independent learners and being accountable for their learning. We are also building our mental and verbal problem solving skills.

P.A.C.E Last week was learning about Seizing the Day! This week we explored the Future Me. Exploring character strengths we have and ones we’d like to have. What will people say about us when we are 80?

P.A.C.E Continuing our Rubik adventures. So many of us are so close to solving and it quite exciting. You can smell the brain burn!

P.A.C. E. Our extension unit focus this semester is the Inventure Unit. Students will be working a group to invent something that solves a problem. Last week we explored the vocabulary and presented our Ninja Warrior Obstacles which were fabulous – 2D and 3D! This week we learned how to identify Thin and Thick questions and why questioning is important. Next week we will be working cooperatively to reproduce a 4 piece square design.

Iggy, the Bearded Dragon, continues to acclimate to Keheley. He has begun to get more interactive and gave us quite a show today climbing around his cage. We hope to be able to get him out more as he gets more comfortable with his new home.

 

Welcome Back Fifth Graders!

I can’t believe these amazing students are beginning their last year at Keheley! Our Target day for this year is Tuesday. Mrs. Eitenmiller is so excited to meet her new fifth grade class! We have chosen to do the Inventure Unit this year with our fourth and fifth graders. We have lots of new things in store as our standards have changed a little this year and we attended some exciting trainings over the summer.

Another addition is one to Mrs. Davis’ classroom family. We now have a Bearded Dragon named Iggy to keep us company. Iggy comes to us from a STEM lab teacher at Argyle Elementary who was not able to keep him in her new space. He enjoys being around people especially students. Iggy is five years old and very tame.

Don’t forget Open House is on August 11 at 7:30am in Mrs. Davis’ room #113 in the First Grade Hall. Please email us if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see everyone and get this exciting year started!

Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Eitenmiller