- CPR Share: What went well during the first week of school
- Determining what Death Valley Penguins and The Destructive Oreos will study first(!) in science through various fair and random strategies, like assigning numbers on dice to possible options.
- Gearing up for Personal Learning Projects— defining what they are, what they may become, and where they may take you in life.
My role in these 3 things:
- I wrote this in part of the daily news- gave students a few moments to think about what has gone well for them during their first week of fifth grade. Many commented on certain classes they are enjoying, activities they are sharing, and new friends they are making in the NMY. It’s nice to reflect on “what I like” and think about what makes those favorite moments full of fun.
- I provided the list of broad topics that follow CA state standards for fifth grade science, but I wanted to incorporate students’ interests and passions into our science journey for the year. As part of their homework last night, they were to look over the list, and prepare for today’s whole-group brainstorm.
- As a team of fifth grade teachers, C introduced the ideas behind a PLP and what the purpose of this project is. We shared that it is personal- meaning individual in determining what your most interested in learning more about- but it can also be collaborative in the resources you seek. We shared some past PLPs, and how some of them have taken on different forms for students throughout their lives NMY and beyond. Our next move in PLPland happens next week when students will make some decisions on what they want to explore this year.