Week 7 Distance Learning

One of the things the kids have taught me is that learning is still possible despite the distance. We have pushed ahead in math with  students applying what they know about multi-digit addition and subtraction to metric conversations. For example 10 kg – 3 kg 268 m. Other students have secured multiplying using the standard…

Week 3: Distance Learning

We are thirteen instructional days into distance learning, so the kids did the most obvious thing you would do during our morning Zoom: they drew Pugicorns.  

An End and a New Beginning

I cleaned out my classroom and moved everything into my new 3rd grade room. I’ve loved my two years in 5th and I am looking forward to new challenges and opportunities in the coming academic year.

Creating Mother’s Day Gifts

Former Washoe County School District teacher Paige Ernst helped us with our Mother’s Day gifts this year. It proved a great experience and we hope everyone likes the final product. Happy Mother’s Day!    

Our Focus on Fractions

A big part of having a successful 5th grade year is being able to add, subtract, divide and multiply mixed numbers and fractions. To the credit of the students, we are quickly marching through this content and the students are doing extremely well with the first part, adding and subtracting mixed numbers. This success, will…

B.B.Wolf Wins: Our Visit to Judge Pearson’s Courtroom

Thank you to all the families who were able to join us for Kids Court. The day involved meeting Judge Scott Pearson, putting on a mock trial, and learning more about the Washoe County jails and judicial process. Certainly, the highlight was the trial and ultimately B.B. Wolf was awarded the $3100 in damages he…

Learning how clocks measure the Sun’s movement

Today we learned how to build a sun dial and measure the Sun’s apparent movement. The study began with learning about why people needed to measure time and how Egyptians, measuring the number of finger segments in two hands settled on 24 hours in a day. If you don’t know how the Egyptians did this,…

Our Pro Se Court on Zoos

We finished our fifth week of instruction with a Pro Se Court. After spending the week reading through four different articles on the value of zoos, students were divided into three groups: petitioners, respondents, and justices. The petitioners had to argue that zoos needed to be closed, respondents had to explain the value of zoos,…

Solar Eclipse 2017

Everyone had glasses and we were able to bask in the shadow of the moon.