The theme of advisory the last few weeks has been “kindness.” Each group worked together to define kindness.
According to 5A, kindness is “being authentically nice, inclusive, and understanding while considering other’s feelings.”
According to 5B, kindness is “the quality of being respectful, considerate, inclusive and helpful.
- Respecting others no matter their differences.
- Being nice, even if you aren’t friends.
- Being influenced by good
- Sympathizing, giving back
- Being nice to new people
Then, the classes practiced giving and receiving compliments. Finally, the groups were put into teams and had to work together to crack the code on an Empathy Escape Room. Not only did they earn points for correctly solving the puzzles but also for their kindness, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
Kol Hakavod to all of the fifth graders on their fantastic work this semester. They have written poetry, personal narratives, and research essays. They have worked hard on reading responses and reading deeply into a text. They have had incredible conversations about Wonder and issues that are especially pertinent to them as fifth graders. They have learned about current events. They took responsibility for their work, learned time-management skills, and took a “real” test for the first time! Their growth since the first day of school is so impressive! We can’t wait to see where they go from here!
Have a wonderful break!
The 5th grade has been having a great time making their measurements come to life by building a 3D dog house they created. [All while using fractions for the lengths]. We are hoping to finish this project up by the end of the week, but if not, we will continue after the break. After the break, we will move into dividing fractions. Hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!