Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
We've been learning in Social Studies about how slaves secretly communicated with each other. One cool way they did this was by making a freedom quilt. Each patch has a special meaning and when the quilt is sewn together it tells slaves how to escape on the Underground Railroad.
You all did a great job making our quilt!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Next week we are going to be nominating and voting for our 5th grade Class Presidents! Are you ready?
Remember that voting is an important right that all citizens have but you also have the responsibility to vote based on who is right for the job! It's going to be an exciting week - I can't wait to see how all the candidates will campaign to get your votes!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
You know that the Stock Market Crash of 1929 led to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now, we are playing the Stock Market game in Social Studies to see what it was like for people who invested their money in the Stock Market.
What companies did you choose to invest in? Why did you choose them? Do you think you will make money?
In our game we are only using M&Ms for money, but how do you think people felt when they lost their real money in the Stock Market? How would they pay their bills or provide for their families? Share your thoughts.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
5th grade students got a chance to be teachers in Social Studies! They picked from a list of topics about World War I and had to come up with a "lesson plan" and even test questions for their students!
How do you think the students did teaching you about World War I? Do you think teaching is hard? Why or why not?