This year, the 5th graders are finding their voices through podcasting. The 5th graders worked through the creative process to develop a podcast “channel” that included cover art, a creative channel name, and creating their own intro and outro music.
Podcasting allows all students to share their thoughts, knowledge, and opinions on any given topic and can be used across all subjects. Students who may not be good writers or may not feel comfortable sharing in front of their peers have flourished by creating podcasts.
The students recently created their first “All About Me” podcast episode in which they shared information about themselves. This project allowed all students to have a voice in their learning. Throughout this school year the students will continue to use podcasting to demonstrate their learning. They will be conducting debates, interviewing book characters, reviewing books they have read, and much more.
Kyle Duport, 5th Grade Teacher
What a fun week the kindergarteners in Mrs. Nelsons class had exploring, experimenting, and learning all about apples. Our thematic unit was integrated into all subject areas and the students had a blast!
Science: Exploring our seasonal theme using the scientific method.
- Anatomy of an Apple-Making Observations
- Life cycle and Seasons of an Apple Tree
- Five Senses
- Will an apple sink or float?
- Apple Tasting Graph
- Apple facts/Descriptive words
Anatomy of an Apple
Students studied halves of apples and identified each part and learned what its function was.
Will a big apple float? Will a small apple float?
Math Activities included:
- Number recognition and sequencing
Roll, Count, and Stamp!
Pick and graph it
Social Studies and ELA activities included:
- The story of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)
- Being a good Citizen
- Story Sequencing
- Letter and sig
The legend of Johnny Appleseed
Paint stamping and descriptive booklet
Christian Faith and Life:
- Comparing the 3 Main Parts of an Apple to the 3 parts of our triune God
How is an apple like Jesus?!?
We concluded our apple week with a fun cooking project! We baked and ate delicious apple pies. YUM! These kindergartners sure can cook!
In Mrs. G’s First Grade they are reading some books by Laura Numeroff about a mouse that likes cookies and goes to school!
The mouse does the same things at school that we do. He eats lunch, plays soccer, and eats cookies! He also reads books and does hard math problems.
He makes such a mess at the science experiment table that he must take a bath in the school bathroom.
We made our own books with sentences and here we are with a picture of the mouse that we drew and colored ourselves.
We hope you like our drawings!
Mrs. G – 1st Grade