Fifth Grade PEAK

January 9, 12

I thought I would share a post-wedding photo! We enjoyed a beautiful day. This is my immediate family - my husband and kids, new son-in-law, and my parents.

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  • Students finalized notes and made sure they had all the necessary tools to write a feature magazine article - we discussed angles, leads, subtitles, details with depth, conclusions, and how to incorporate an authentic piece of research into their article - interview with an expert, survey, observation, etc.


Enrichment Centers:

Topic Study: Students met with me individually to discuss Bloom's Level of Thinking. Students took a learning style inventory to determine personal learning style strengths. The topic study menu will no longer drive our learning. Students will determine what level of thinking the project represents and then write their own scoring guide (with guidance). Each student will select a verb to correspond with a level of thinking (apply, analyze, evaluate, create). The project or product will be based on your child's learning style (kinesthetic, visual, written/ oral, logical and mathematical, etc.)

Math: Algebra -- students are off to a great start learning and applying algebraic rules.

Science: We are wrapping up our solar unit. Your child will conduct four science experiments prior to our solar contest.

Technology Buzz:

Google Site:

  • Today students worked on their own Google Site -- we will use it as a portfolio to house PEAK work

Kahoot It:

  • Students participated in an on-line quiz game that tested students' knowledge on the scientific method. The students have learned a lot about science this year!!!!

Google Drive/Classroom:

  • We have organized our Google Drives
  • Practiced sharing and saving documents
  • Bookmarked important websites
  • Actively working in Google Classroom


  • Set up an account for our note taking research


  • Online Graphic Organizer tool to organize headings and subheadings


  • Set up a PEAK Powtoons account -- many have completed a vocabulary presentation in topic study via Powtoons.

Classroom Book Source:

  • Students learned how to check out books electronically from my classroom library.


  • There is a link on my student resource page for students to "Tweet" about the day. We will post 5 tweets a week on my classroom board - some even make it to real twitter.
  • Please follow me on twitter - you never know when a tweet will post about your child's PEAK day!

Create a Graph:

  • Applied our knowledge on how to make graphs online


  • Online note taking application used during Topic Study