Category Archives: Grade 5

Story Telling and Basic Programming Skills

This week I have been making rounds to my 5th grade classes getting them ready for their reading olympics (RO). Part of the RO is that kids are given tons of options on how to report out on their books. … Continue reading

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This I believe

5th Grade is working has been working writing some personal essays. Instead of the normal Print and Publish, 5DZ decided to publish their essays in the format of the NPR radio program “This I Believe.”. The kids produced these in … Continue reading

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TGIF-Tech 1.21.11

Here is the weekly staff newsletter. I figured it was about time to start posting these. Hey all, I hope your Friday is going well. Here are a couple of Tech sites for your viewing pleasure (adapted from the TekTok … Continue reading

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Checking for Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency is a big part of the reading workshop model. However it is hard for kids to hear what they actually sound like when they read. Lately my 5LS class has been using Garageband to help themselves check for … Continue reading

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Communication and Collaboration

One of the ES technology standards (NETSs) here at SAS is Communication and Collaboration. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Lately … Continue reading

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Making Quality Blog Comments-PQP

It is that time of year again where my kids in 3rd and 5th grade are starting to make comments on their classmates’ blogs. Inevitably what happens, when kids are left to their own to comment on blogs, is that … Continue reading

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Voice Candy and Photobooth

I try to always give kids a quick tip or application when I go into a class. Since we don’t teach kids stand alone apps (we only teach apps when we are in the process of using them to complete … Continue reading

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What’s new in Grades 1,3, and 5

It has been a while so my last post so what better thing to do on a Friday then recap what has been happening in grade 1,3, and 5 with Technology. Grade 1 is busy working on a global writing … Continue reading

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What’s new in Grade 1,3, and 5

Grades 1,3 and 5 have been extremely busy infusing technology into their classes as we lead up to the ’08-’09 holiday break. Grade 1 has been working in Kidspiration on two different assignments.  First we developed a “Healthy vs. Unhealthy” … Continue reading

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Changes

“Well my mind is going through these changes…” Jimi Hendrix Another week has passed by but not without some good strides here in the Puxi Elementary School in grades 1, 3, and 5. Here is the bulleted version:  Grade 1 … Continue reading

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