Week 3 was a little different for us in 5/6 Humanities because the 6th graders were off exploring and adventuring at Nature's Classroom in Maine, so that left the 5th graders all be themselves. We spent that time continuing our daily workshops practicing skills in Geography and Grammar, as well as working on how to collect and use evidence from a text when we are reading. We discussed several different topics (benefits of school gardens, effects of social media on global society, pros and cons of school uniforms) using our discussion skills and adding in evidence that was provided about each topic. It was a very full week, and we will spend next week catching the 6th graders up on what they missed.
For our Friday flex time, we continued our problem-solving challenges with a game called "Robots" that required students to communicate in small groups using a mixture of body language and verbal communication to accomplish a task. It was difficult, but all of our teams found ways to be successful! We skipped Integrated Inquiry this week in order to spend some extra time on our PLPs in preparation for conferences next Thursday and Friday. We collected a list of our individual strengths and challenges and brainstormed some initial thoughts about how we can utilize our strengths and overcome our challenges as the year progresses!