This week we have been learning lots of new things in math, EfS (education for stability), science, and reading.
Math: This week in math we have just started learning decimal place value. We are also getting ready to start math stations. There are 6 math stations total. The stations are fraction war, ixl-training camp, parcc style questions, ixl-challenge, skill drill, and KARS (math word problems). Here are some interviews what other 5th grade students think about their week in math.
Erika: My favorite part this week in math is learning how to say decimals and rounding decimals.
Andrew: This week in math I liked learning how to read decimals.
Reading:This week in reading we’ve been learning about Jamestown. On Monday we started the Jamestown stations! There are 6 stations: nonfiction texts, history video note taking, journal station, independent reading station, newsela station, and essay station. Every day we do 2 stations and we get 25 minutes to do each station.
In nonfiction station you read a nonfiction text and answer questions about jamestown, History video note taking, you watch jamestown videos and answer questions and right a summary about the video, journal station is where you read your independent reading book and summaries it and in independent reading you read your book and answer questions about it.newsela bingo, where you have 9 things you can chose to do like essay, stuff like that. Now let’s see what other students think about their week.
Edward: My favorite part of reading this week was getting to do newsela stations because be can do bingo!
Janiya:My favorite part from this week is getting to start jamestown stations
Efs: In efs (education for stability) we are using democratic process to help the school's recycling. People at DGS are throwing trash into the recycling bin. When trash is thrown in with recycling, that recycling ends up getting thrown away. We are working as a group to come to a solution to this problem.
Both classes went on the Denver county recycling website and learned what can be recycled and what can’t. Can you believe we can’t recycle paper plates?! Now lets interview other students and see what they think.
Maddy: My week in efs was good because we learned what needs to be recycled
Paul:My favorite part in reading was getting to start jamestown stations and doing independent reading.
Science: This week in science we continued observing the lima beans we planted a few weeks ago. Each table has two plants, they are labeled “With Sun” and “No Sun”. So far only 1 plant grew with sun and 2 with no sun. Isn’t that weird? We hypothesized that maybe our lima beans aren’t growing because we either put in too much water or it was too cold. Lets see what other kids think about their week.
Miguel: It was interesting because we found out new things about our lima beans.