Lego Club

The Lego Club will begin next Wednesday, Nov 30th  

Please use the following form to sign up for Lego Club

Lego Club Sign Up

Currently the club is only open to AIG students in grades 3-5 grade. Unfortunately, I have duty 4 days a week, a small classroom and a limited supply of Legos. As we overcome these obstacles my plan is to open it up to all 3rd-5th graders. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

4th Grade Latin Test

4th Grade ELA kids will have their first Latin test on Monday, November 21st.  They are expected to know either the definition or the word when given the definition.

bi                                      two
sub                                   under
de                                     down
pre                                   before
super                              over
countenance              facial expression
profound                       deep, deep meaning
manifest                        obvious
prodigious                   huge
languor                         weakness
un                                     not
inter                                between
semi                                half
dis                                    away
sym                                  together
serene                           calm
odious                            hateful
acute                              sharp
grotesque                    distorted
condescend                to patronize

5th Grade Math Project

Fifth graders have begun their Thanksgiving Dinner project.   Students are planning a Thanksgiving meal for their extended family. The guests will bring drinks and side dishes and students will bring turkey, apples, carrots, potatoes and pumpkin pies.  They have to figure about the amount of food needed for their family, look through grocery store ads to find the total cost of the meal and present their work in a creative way.  The project is due Friday, November 18th.

NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
NBT.6  Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors
NBT.7  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths.

Tug of War – 4th Graders

This Tug of War is a routine used for exploring the complexity of fairness dilemmas.  After listening to The Walking Classroom podcast Casey at the Bat.

I asked the following question, The Mudville Hens lost the game that day. Do you think this was Casey’s fault?  and then students where asked to identify the factors that “pull” at each side of the dilemma and to think of “tugs”, or reasons why they support a certain side of the dilemma.Tug of War Tug of War Tug of War