Saturday, February 4, 2017

Career Day 2017

The students in Mrs. Wise's 5th grade class share some of their reflections from Career Day.

Today was a fun day because it was Career Day. I got to meet three people and saw what they do for a living. The first session was a store manager at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The second one was an Informational Technology Specialist, and the last one was a Water Resource Engineer. I can't pick which one was my favorite, however I am looking forward to next year's Career Day.

Today was Career Day and we each had three sessions to attend. Some of them we got to try food while other got souvenirs. I loved hearing about their jobs. In my sessions, I saw a plain clothes police officer, a flight attendant, and a business owner. I loved Career Day and can't wait to do it again next year.

Career Day is where I got to see adult's jobs through their point of view. First I saw a Prototype Model Maker for G.M. Next, I got to see a Athletic Sports Business Owner. Lastly I saw a Technical Operations Supervisor from Comcast. I learned so much and loved my first Career Day.

To me Career Day is about looking at jobs for the future. Also it lets kids get hands on experiences you would get nowhere else. Those are my thoughts about Career Day.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Fun

Just before Christmas, Mrs. Baker, a retired art teacher, came to teach Ms. Spence’s class how to make adorable snowmen. We had so much fun decorating and tinkering with these festive holiday gifts. We got to use a variety of different craft materials. Ms. Spence’s class used a regular sock, we then added rice into the sock, this was the “body” of the snowman. We used a rubber band to form the head. Next we added a baby sock as a hat. Then we put various other decorations such as button eyes, a nose, scarf, arms, etc. Some kids in our class gave them as a Christmas gift, others used it as a seasonal decoration. Our whole entire class thought Mrs. Baker did a wonderful job explaining the directions and giving us help when needed. We were so lucky to get to make our snowmen and each was so different! Our class was very thankful that we got Mrs. Baker to come visit us! We all had a wonderful experience and a great time. Overall it was AMAZING!

By Noah and Jenna

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Problem Solving and Pop-Up Books

In math class, Mrs. deCarli's and Mrs. Santi's classes have been studying problem solving with Mrs. deCarli. Mrs. deCarli showed us her pop-up book collection to inspire us to create our own story problem pop-up books. We enjoy math much more when we do hands-on activities in class. Our assignment was to create a pop-up book that included a multi-step story problem with illustrations. We also had to write the number model with a variable and include the solution to the problem. We hope you enjoy viewing some of our sample pop-up books.

Mrs. deCarli's and Mrs. Santi's Students

Top from left:  Brianna, Gavin and Charlotte C.
Bottom from left: Charlotte A. and Leah



Top from left: Noah, Lydia, and Joe
Bottom: Kylie