Happy New Year! 2019 is off to a great start in 5B. Students have been practicing random acts of kindness, are continuing to learn about the American Revolution, as well as learning about the structures of matter through an investigation. Keep reading to see what our classroom reporters wrote about this week.
Why did we create the Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board? What are some acts of kindness you wrote to go into the envelopes on our bulletin board? What are some random acts of kindness you have done this past week?
We created the kindness board because most of the class isn't being kind to each other and being inappropriate. Mrs. Burke thought a kindness board will help us be more kind to one another.
We have a bulletin board outside our classroom, 5B. On that bulletin board we have sixteen envelopes filled with cards that have Acts of Kindness suggestions in them. Each envelope has a drawing of an Act of Kindness which every student drew one. Not knowing whose envelope is whose for reasons that others won’t ONLY choose one person. Everyday, every classmate of 5B has to go choose a card out of a random envelope. Once I got a card saying that I should talk to someone I don’t usually talk to! We do this because students have been misbehaving. And the teachers get told too many times. So that’s why we
have the Act of Kindness bulletin board.
We created the Random Acts Of Kindness bulletin board because a lot of
people were being inappropriate, rude, and unkind to classmates. Some
random acts of kindness I have done this past week were, giving someone
a high five, holding the door, help a teacher, and help someone carry their stuff.
The reason we created the Random Acts of kindness bulletin board is because we were not doing many kind things. One act of kindness I wrote to go into the envelopes on our bulletin board is sit next to someone different at lunch. Another act of kindness I wrote is play with someone different at recess. One random act of kindness I have done this past week is compliment someone on their outfit.
We created the Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board because a lot of my
peers were misbehaving. This includes saying bad words, being rude to people,
hurting people, being disrespectful, and taking other people’s belongings. We took envelopes and decorated them, making sure no one could tell which envelope belonged to which person, then we all made little cards with something nice that we should do written on them. We could add a picture if we wanted. Then the teachers randomly stuck the cards in different envelopes. Every morning we are supposed to pick a card from an envelope, and then do what it says. They normally say stuff like make a card for a teacher, or compliment 5 people. This is supposed to make our behavior better, and it is working. Keep calm and be kind!
We created the Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board because there was a lot of bad things people were writing in the communication box about others people's bad behaviors. Some random acts of kindness that I got were talk to someone new and hold something for someone.
We created it because we were being rude to each other.
We created random acts because people weren’t being really nice. I wrote, “Hold the door for someone.” I held the door for someone.
It's kind of new but it is okay. Some of the cards are ones I like.
Draw a picture for a teacher, compliment someone's outfit, and sit next to someone you haven't sat next to at lunch.
Random acts of kindness is fun because we get to do something nice. We get to do something nice for someone.
The Random Acts of Kindness is you pick a card and whatever you get you do it.
Social Studies: American Revolution
What did you learn from the American Revolution mini-projects that you worked on? For example, the timeline, the Boston Massacre pop up card, and/or the Battle of
Trenton pop-up card?
We made pop up cards. We made them because we thought it would be fun.
It also talked about the Boston Massacre.
That it looked like the Loyalists never liked the Patriots.
It is fun.
Language Arts: Broadsides Primary Source Documents
What did you learn from reading the Broadsides on the computer that were written during the American Revolution?
When we looked at the Broadsides on the computers I learned that sometimes instead of using a normal s, they would make a curly line. I also learned that they were mostly written by Patriots.
We learned that there was a lot of slaughtering back in the colonial days. We
also learned a lot of about tons of different people who contributed to the war.
Science: Structures of Matter
What did you learn about structures of matter from the Oil Rainbows investigation you did this week? What was your prediction for what would happen when we put the jars in the freezer overnight? Was your prediction correct?
We did an experiment with canola oil and colored ice cubes. We mixed them together and it looked like a lava lamp. We also did predictions of what it was going to look like when it was in the freezer.
In science we are learning about structures of matter and how they work
I learned nothing.