#StayHomeNevada

Take a look at what the students have created to inform others about how to stay safe, healthy, and academically engaged during this period.

Near and Far

For this lesson, students selected a building they have visited or wanted to visit one day. To do this, they used Google Maps and the Street View. After drawing their building and adding details, they mixed colors to create a mood in the background. This was followed by selecting and applying analogous and complimentary colors…

Patterns and Motion

We continued to explore motion through a series of experiments. Students built wheel-and-axel systems, slopes, and twirly birds. As students did this, they refined their understanding of different forces, developed and tested predictions, and manipulated variables. These important core ideas will be further developed with additional experiences.  

Motion and Matter

This week we began our investigation into motion and matter. During the launch we explored two forces, magnetism and gravity, with a specific emphasis on the terms attract and repel. Among the investigations was understanding how a magnetic field works. Students manipulated this phenomena with studies around magnets and paperclips.  In the coming days, we…

Valentines 2020

Our last official classroom celebration for the 2019-2020 had students making Valentines boxes before sharing cards and gifts. Love all the variation, although the outcome/goal was the same for all.  

Totem Animals

For this art lessons, the students completed a series of careful observations of art made by indigenous cultures. They learned that Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest believed an animal could represent a person. In turn, they reviewed images of different animals before selecting one, created multiple quick sketches, painted a full representation, and added…

Goals 2020

Check out the goals the students set for themselves in 2020.

Holiday Gift Exchange 2019

Students brought in favorite wrapped board games for our holiday gift exchange. There were two twists. The first was that we incorporated the White Elephant idea in which games could be “stolen.” The second was that at the end of the exchange, students taught each other how to play the game they had shared for…

3 Great Days of Productive Learning

At the beginning of the week, I reminded the students that we would maximize our instructional time until our Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, at 2:30. That is exactly what they did. We covered a lot with explorations of unit fractions, adaptations, work on syntax, and fluency practice via Readers Theater. We gamified content with Quizizz…

Holiday Celebration, 2019

Thank you parents for all of your help in creating a really nice Holiday Celebration for the kids. Things ran really smoothly and it great that the kids will have two terrific keepsakes going forward.