Digital Citizenship!

As you know we are currently in the middle of our persuasive writing unit. Today we explored the idea of digital citizenship. Click this link for a definition of digital citizenship. Students were asked to create a scenario where someone was using the internet irresponsibly. Students then created a mythical “Digital Superhero” who teaches a […]

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Overview of Unit 3 in Literacy

Grade 5 Unit 3 Overview of Opinion/Argument Unit The main difference between argument and opinion is ‘Opinions are personal beliefs’ and ‘Arguments are reasons (which can include facts) given to support a point of view’ – Stella Cottrell (2003, p179). Both opinion and argument are addressed in the writing unit. The primary focus in reading […]

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Hour of Code

This week is the kickoff to “Hour of Code.”  The premise of this week is to expose students to the wonder of basic computer programming.  While we will not be “coding” everyday, we took an hour today to “play around” with a program called Scratch.  Students were super enthusiastic about learning and exploring on this […]

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“Be Someone’s Hero”

Our class is currently completing a service project for OPIN, Outreach for Pets in Need, in Stamford, CT.  Please click the website that Peter created in order to learn about how you can help animals in need!  If you click on the flyer/donation section you can learn about items you can donate.   The service […]

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It’s time for GENIUS HOUR!

Today I introduced the concept of genius hour to my class. This is a fantastic idea that I have read about from Twitter and blog posts from my professional learning network online. Please click the link below to read a more detailed description. Genius Hour Description Purpose: Essentially, genius hour is an hour in which the students […]

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Liberty’s Kids Videos

Here are two videos we will be watching this week to deepen our understanding of The Battle of Lexington and Concord and The Battle at Bunker Hill. Students will be synthesizing information from the videos, as well as multiple sources of information, to gain new understanding. The Battle of Lexington and Concord: The Battle at […]

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