LANGUAGE ARTS AND HISTORY:
Fifth graders have learned a new irregular verb in Latin, “ire,” which means “to go”. This verb is important because just as in English, we use the word “go” often in Latin and especially when explaining movement. Students must apply the verbs to three different verb tenses and begin using them with the prepositions that they have already learned. It takes reinforcement to learn new verb tenses, so students have been practicing in multiple ways-- through whiteboards, flyswatter vocabulary review, and kinesthetic role play. Reviewing through a variety of differentiated methods helps all learners. This way, fifth graders “ibunt” (will go) the distance in Latin!
MATH AND SCIENCE:
Escape with Decimals
Fifth grade has been studying decimal operations in math. They used their knowledge of adding and subtracting decimals to complete a BreakoutEDU escape game. They had to add menu prices, read latitude and longitude from a map, and solve many other multilayer clues to open a series of locks. It took a tremendous amount of teamwork and focus, but they successfully completed the challenge with one minute to spare!