Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Water Cycle and Storms

This week and next, we are learning about the water cycle, storms, and storm safety.  There is soooo much to cover under the topic of weather!!  We are going to have a blast!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Did you know that you can predict the weather by looking at the clouds in the sky?  We are going to practice doing just that!!!

CAUTION!  This is a LOT of information to take in... but know and trust that we will be working on this way of predicting weather together throughout the rest of this unit.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Air Pressure and Wind

It is time to begin our unit on weather.  Our purpose is to be able to take what we learn and apply it by predicting weather.

We are beginning our weather unit with air pressure and wind.  There are a lot of little weather topics we have to cover in order to be able to predict weather, so be expecting flip videos each week covering at least one (sometimes more) aspect of weather.  I cannot wait to get started!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Our First Assignment... Intro to the Flipped Classroom!

I am beyond thrilled to be the your fifth grade science teacher at Grantham School.  I am also excited about the classroom model we will be using this year: the flipped classroom.  If you are reading this blog, it means you have internet access and can easily access the assigned science content videos.  Do not worry about those students who cannot access the internet at home, they will have the opportunity to view the videos in class or can take home DVD copies to view in their homes.

Please watch the video for an explanation of the flipped classroom.  I look forward to all of the great science explorations we will have thanks to this new classroom model!


I look forward to a great year!  Feel free to access these videos as often as you need to.  Together, we will have a very successful year in science!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Motion and Force

This is our LAST flipped video of the year!! I hope you have enjoyed participating in a flipped class as much as I have! At the conclusion of this unit, we will begin reviewing for the EOG... And this collection of videos will come in handy!! ;)

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil.  Instead of a WSS, there are three questions for you at the end of this lesson.  I will collect them in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Energy Transfer

There are only two more science units left!! We are talking about energy transfer! This is a short video, barely enough to make a WSS off of (and how big is my head in this one??!!  hahaha).  But don't let the short length fool you.  We may not spend much time on this unit, but the time will COUNT!  I have a lot of fun things planned!  A lot of exploration and scientific method!  Whew!  Are we becoming scientists or what??

Monday, February 24, 2014

Digestive and Nervous Systems

Time to wrap up our unit on the Human Body Systems.  In fifth grade, our only focus are the six systems we have covered (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous), their functions, and how they work together to make our bodies work!  Sounds like a little... but it's A LOT! :)  Our test is coming up on March 11th, feel free to review any and all videos on the systems of the human body.

Make sure to watch this video till the end!  The "did you see it?" moment is in the last few moments of the video... and I hope you will all enjoy it!