News from the Upper Hall @ CBA OAKS
Tapping into Grades Second - Fifth
Mrs. Strohecker's Second Grade: HOWL about it!!
The Third Grade Tribune
The Budget Project was such a hit! The students of third grade enjoyed learning about earning, spending, and saving. We researched the different aspects of earning, spending , and saving by looking at different budgets. We had the Liberty Penn Bank visit us and tell us about banking and writing checks and a we heard from a mathematician who told us about color and statistics. We made budgets and completed chores at home in order to earn money to buy products at Target. We compared prices using advertising flyers and discussed how the advertisements persuade us to buy products. We made our own advertisement flyers to persuade you to buy our products. Finally, we traveled to Target to purchase the item we chose on our budgets.
Fabulous Fourth Grade!
Fifth Grade is Fantastic!
Welcome to Mrs. Vail's incredible voyage with fifth grade! Fifth grade is working hard on their colony region reports. They have been taking notes, reading text online and off while delving into the distinguishing characteristics of non- fiction text. In order to better understand the skills necessary to survive in a new world, we began our unit with the question: What does it takes to survive in the wilderness? We read a fiction excerpt from Island of the Blue Dolphins, researched survival skills and had a guest speaker come in and talk about - then show us - some of the basics. The talk culminated with the fifth graders going outside and building a tee-pee fire. We then examined what skills the colonists brought with them (or didn't in many cases) and broke off into groups to study an assigned region. Students will be blogging and creating brochures to entice others to join them in their region.