Here are some of the things we've been doing in 5B:
We have been taking brain breaks at school using a program called GoNoodle. We use these breaks to get the wiggles out, and to calm down. The kids love them! Every time we do a brain break, the GoNoodle champ they have chosen grows a little. They love to see their champ grow from a young baby champ to an older champ kid. After a certain number of activities, we graduate to a new champ. We are posting the champs that are full grown on our wall and are currently on our 2nd champ. There is a new GoNoodle app now available so kids, and families, can enjoy the GoNoodle activities they enjoy at school, at home. Click here to get information about the free GoNoodle app.
Students have been practicing their mapping skills to prepare for our colonization unit that we will be starting next week. They worked together to figure out how to read longitude and latitude lines on different maps. They also learned about different water and land forms such as bay, delta, straight, peninsula, and many others.
Students have been working with words that compliment our mapping skills work, which will be used in our social studies colonization unit next week. This week they focused on words that have one meaning as compared to words that have multiple meanings. We will discuss their word sorts next week. Here is how each group sorted their words: