Welcome to 5th Grade Science & Social Studies! Our school is a unique campus where character building is just as important as academics! As a magnet program in one of the country's largest cities, our students come from all over. Our students are dedicated to their academics and understanding that taking creative risks is an important part of one's education.
We are a Gifted & Talent 5th grade classroom that focuses on advanced academics through hands-on learning and visible thinking.
As a team (teachers, students and parents) we strive to create a culture of wonder in the classroom by exploring grade level concepts with depth, rigor and complexity.
This year have piloted using Google Classroom with our 5th graders and they are thriving with the implementation of technology. Students are able to use digital tools and resources to enhance their learning, engage in digital problem solving and create a space where their digital voice can be heard.
As we get ready to start our unit on Life Science this spring, our 5th grade students could truly benefit greatly from having an indoor garden space in the classroom! Students will use the space to observe the life cycle of plants over time as will keep a detailed journal of their data and graph changes to the plants over time. Students will be responsible for taking care of the plants and they will build ownership over the space.
Having a garden in the classroom will create an organic space which will enhance the way we learn everyday!
Many researchers have linked having plants in the classroom to improved student success and lower stress levels.
Please help us to create our unique organic space!
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