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5th Grade

Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

August 18, 2014
Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

  Kids love bubbles so this gave them bubbles but also an opportunity to problem solve.  They will test out different solutions to discover which solution makes the best, biggest and most magnificent bubbles!  All  you need is a few items: 4 small containers – baby food jars, bowls, cups… 4 pipe cleaners (just...
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How Fun – Glitter Slime!

August 5, 2014
How Fun – Glitter Slime!

Glitter Slime We made glitter slime today! It’s easy to do and kids have a great time! Doing it outside gave them the opportunity to be real messy! Materials: Elmer’s Glue Water food coloring Borax Steps: In a small baggy place 2 Tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of Elmer’s Glue and a few drops...
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Experimenting with Bubbles!

August 2, 2014
Experimenting with Bubbles!

Experimenting with Bubbles! Playing with bubbles can be very scientific and fun!  I set up for samples for the kids to “experiment” while working in teams.  I used baby food jars with the following in each: water water and a squirt of liquid detergent water, a squirt of liquid detergent and a teaspoon of...
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Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

August 1, 2014
Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

While exploding a volcano is fun, erupting elephant toothpaste is super fun!  Kids love to watch it pour out of the bottle and make picks of warm, foamy liquid.  I just did this for a group of kids for science camp and it was a hit. Materials needed: yeast detergent yeast warm water hydrogen...
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Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

December 16, 2013
Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

                  Santa Claus I called it a Santa Makeover but my clever students renamed it to: Operation HO HO HO!  I thought it was very funny and appropriate!  The assignment came in the form of a letter from SC.  Who is SC?  Santa Claus of course! ...
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Online Learning Games

November 15, 2013

Online Learning Games This is the information sheet from my presentation at the Howell’s Community Sharing for Healthy Caring conference. I’ve included web sites that have games or activities that my students have enjoyed playing. Create Your Own Games: Daisy the Dinosaur Great for young kids to learn coding. Free Move the Turtle Great...
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Shadow Puppets!

November 13, 2013
Shadow Puppets!

Shadow Puppets Kids love a production – this time we put on a shadow puppet show!  The kids made up their scripts, designed their puppets – then it was time to rehearse. It was hard to capture in a still picture of it but the kids thoroughly enjoyed it! This could also be accomplished...
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Creating Their Own Stuffed Animal Friend

September 13, 2013
Creating Their Own Stuffed Animal Friend

Stuffed Animal This summer I had the pleasure of spending time with Hannah and Isabela, sisters and great kids.  They designed these stuffed animals on paper, picked out fabric and helped pin and cut out the pattern.  I helped them pin together the two pieces and sew them together.   With their inspiration, we added...
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Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

September 7, 2013
Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

  Welcome Back Scholars Every year I try to come with a different way to greet my students when they return from summer vacation and I found this great site for coloring pages! I selected the alphabet which they have animals that begin with the letter sound.  Neat way to incorporate other skills too! ...
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