October 16-20

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources.

We introduce students to Britannica School. Partners will take turns “driving” the program to find and record information.


October 9-12

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

So students may glimpse what it’s like to participate in the Global Reading Challenge, we play a Jeopardy game today, based upon last week’s reading of Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day.”


October 2-6

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

We read Ray Bradbury’s short story, “All Summer in a Day,” in preparation for a reading quiz, so students may glimpse what it’s like to participate in the Global Reading Challenge.


September 25-29

5th Graders at Islandwood in search of banana slugs!


September 18-22

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 3.3.5: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Students engage in scavenger hunt to share great reads and discover each other’s interests.

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