Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cells and Human Body Systems

We have been quite busy lately!! Benchmark testing started almost immediately after our Christmas break... and I am proud to report that we have some very impressive scores. I am super proud of these fifth graders!! This week we start our new unit on the human body systems and their functions.  We have a lot to cover, but I have condensed it all into 3 flipped videos between now and March.

This video is about unicellular and multicellular organisms.  It also introduces the first systems we will be looking at: skeletal and muscular.  I have a lot of different experiences planned to explore these systems.  It is a lot of information to absorb, but I think we are all up to the challenge!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


We are beginning our two week unit on genetics.  This lesson is preparing us for the labs we will be doing this week.  A work study sheet (WSS) has been assigned, so make sure you watch the video as many times as you need to in order to complete the assignment.  The WSS is the proof that you viewed the video and will be taken as a participation grade.  Let me know if you have any trouble viewing the assignment!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ecosystems, The Movie- 2014

The students had a blast presenting their ecosystem facts in fun and imaginative ways... and I had a blast editing it together into this "movie"!  Science Rules!

This video is 41 minutes long... so sit back with a good snack and ENJOY!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Big Weather 2014!!!

Don Schwenneker is my absolute favorite weatherman!! I cannot be more thrilled that he has come to Grantham TWICE now! It is so exciting, not only to get to meet him, but to get to learn about weather from him!! And it's great to hear his shout out to us on TV!! If you missed it, here it is!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


We are beginning our unit on MATTER: the properties of matter, states of matter, and the transfer of energy in matter.  This video is an introduction to matter and its properties.  We will be having a lot of fun exploring matter!!!

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.