Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wizard Food Drive - 12/12 - 12/2

A group of Wizard leaders have been meeting to organize a winter food drive.  Wizard students have been randomly assigned to one of the four teachers.  With their group, they will collect non-perishable food items for the next two weeks.  We are still getting organized, but the plan is for students to complete sculptures with the items their team collects on the day before break.  After the sculptures have been created, we will bag the items and take them directly to the Duxbury food shelf.  We are excited to give back to our community this holiday season.    

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We can't wait to see the creative sculptures that our Wizards will make!

Friday, December 9, 2016

5th Grade Math

In 5th grade math, students have completed the division unit. Working with whole numbers with up to a 4 digit dividend and a 2 digit divisor, students used various strategies to solve these problems. Students worked to illustrate and explain the calculations by using equations, partial quotient and menus. Ask how they solved frames per second in the short Pixar movie “Presto” and “Lifted.”

We are moving into the study of geometric measurement which includes understanding the concepts of volume and the relationship of volume to multiplication and addition. Students will be using manipulatives to help with this concept, as well as using the formula for volume. As with each mathematical concept taught, students will use real world problems to help in the understanding of volume.

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