Design Studio 5
Weekly Newsletter--September 25, 2015
What a week we have had together!
DS5 Students were exposed to the amazingness of nature while harvesting sweet potatoes at Hy-Vee Garden this week. Our garden expert shared with us his morning find of a VERY expectant preying mantis that he thought we could take back to EPiC. By the time the students came back, she was named and loved. Fortunately, (for Mrs. C and the insect), it has now been released to enjoy the EPiC gardens.
Students Working Together
Collaboration between peers in 5th grade rocks. Here are students helping each other practice their math.
Art Museum Field Trip
Thanks to Mrs. McCullough for organizing our field trip to Nelson Atkins Art Museum.
Students Working Together
EPiC's First Ever Cardboard Amazement Park
Dates For Parents To Come In To Help
Tuesday, October 6th from 6-8 (we will put the game on the big screen) and Saturday, October 10th from 8-12. Just come to the back parking lot at EPiC and knock on the door for us to let you in. Last year this was a very special time for our students and their parents to work side by side on something and let the parents see the creative side of their kid. Parents also add a perspective that is needed to make their design dreams become a reality.
Rare SuperMoon Lunar Eclipse
Here is what we are learning in Design Studio 5
Reading--We are learning about point of view which is very important because we want to make sure that students understand that point of view is more than 1st person or 3rd person, but a collection of experiences and beliefs that shape how you might react or behave. We are reading WONDER which shows us the story of a small boy through the point of view of all the people that encounter him. Then, we turned the tables and looked at the book Encounter by Jane Yolen to learn about why it is important for us to look at history from multiple perspectives. To the Tiano natives, Christopher Columbus may not have been worthy of a holiday.
Writing--We are wrapping up our Explorer Adobe Slates. They are really turning out amazing and we will be sharing these with you very soon. We will be working on some different types of writing over the next few weeks and will also be working with students to create a great writing piece to connect to a special project with the 3D printer.
Social Studies--Over the next few weeks we will look at a "History Mystery" with the Lost Colony of Roanoke and look at the first settlers.
Science--We are doing the first portion of our science experiments which include finding a partner, finding an experiment, and creating a supply list. Student have until October 14th to gather materials.