Students worked hard to demonstrate they understood inventions solve problems and to show they the impact the inventor's invent had on society.
Comment : Pick two of the questions below and answer them in the comment section.
I will post some examples of students' RAFTS, but don't forget to check out our class Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Sarah's Acceptance video
DK's Comic strip
Who has had the biggest influence on your life? Take a moment to reflect on the experiment and the affect gratitude has on your happiness. Try to be grateful for the little things you have in your life and you're bound to be happier.
I think it is safe to say everyone has a wonderful time at NR. What was your favorite moment from NR? Write a comment to share a memory that will last a lifetime.
On Friday you created a Rube Goldberg machine that had at least four steps that could pop a balloon. Some groups were successful in popping a balloon and others were not. All groups had failures they had to overcome. Watch the video and then in the comment section share about one problem your group had and how you overcame (or tried to overcome) it.
I saw this TED Talk about a 12 year old App designer and immediately knew it had to be a part of our Monday Motivation series. On a blog post from TED I read, "Perhaps you have used Thomas Suarez’s most famous iPhone app, the whack-a-mole game “Bustin Jeiber”? While most kids his age were playing online games, Suarez was learning how to make them. At TEDxManhattanBeach, he shares how he is sharing his knowledge and teaching other kids to develop apps too." Watch the video below and then leave a comment that states a learning from his talk or a question you have regarding his talk.
So far this year during our read alouds we have read lots of different genres. We read fantasy (The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles) , science fiction (Among the Hidden), realistic fiction (Wonder). This week we started a historical fiction book, Fever 1793. The first three chapters were full of action and plot twists already!
From our reading so far we know the book takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793. We took notes on some characters introduced, and will add more of their characteristics and traits as we find out more. We will use our inferring skills to help us draw conclusions about each character. We will also make a timeline of events in the book and match them to the historical records to compare and contrast as we go.
5A students--Post an answer in the comments section.
What do you predict will happen to Matilda and how can you support your prediction with evidence from the book?
I love this video. It makes me smile and inspires me to be brave. Sometimes I worry what other people will think if I do something different, but this video was a nice reminder to be myself, have fun, and forget what others think. I would love to do a 5A remake of this video. What do you think? Leave your comments below.
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