"PEEK at PEAK" - Fifth Grade News

March 4, 2014


Enrichment Centers:

  • Topic Study: We read and took more notes today. Some students also wrote their essential question (guiding question for the independent research topic). A few students started a project.
  • Math: We continued to work in our Algebra unit - everyone is working really hard! Each lesson teaches a new algebraic principle.
  • Science: We examined articles from consumer report magazines. We looked at how articles are written (types of introductions, criteria, rating scales, visual aides, and recommendations.) Students then brainstormed how to make a product display for our Chocolate Chip Cookie test. This process will show the student how to design their own product test and write their own consumer reports article.

Theme Study:

  • Today we started our virtual museums. Students wrote plans and selected virtual museum templates.

Critical Thinking

We reviewed critical thinking words and defintions:

  • Clarity
  • Accuracy
  • Precision
  • Relevance
  • Depth
  • Breadth
  • Logic
  • Fairness
  • Significance

New Apps are where it's at ---

We have learned the following new Technology Applications:
  • Evernote ---for Theme Study
  • Symbaloo - "PEAK PAD"
  • Drop Box
  • S'more poster
  • Padlet
  • Google Docs
  • Create a Graph
  • Live Binders --- for Topic Study
  • Edmodo (review)
  • Thinglink