The Lockwood Crew

It's more than just class…It's an experience!

Math…Math…Math

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2014 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew has been working on math using Beyond Textbooks! We are very excited and have been using some awesome resources and ideas! Do you have any other exciting ways to implement math? What are you learning in math in your class? We look forward to your response!

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Awesome New Resource

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2014 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew is studying story structure and summaries and found this great resource to do story boards. It is called storyboardthat.com. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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The Building Block Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11, 2014 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew took part in their annual block building challenge. This activity was designed to promote teamwork and creative “out side of the box thinking”! The challenge broke down into two parts: The first challenge was for 10 minutes all blocks (approx 50) and it had to be the tallest. Each challenge had a wrench thrown into it to make it more challenging. For this part, the first 5 minutes, the students could not talk…This was a great way to force them to work collaboratively and use eyes and hands to direct. The second challenge was 5 minutes and they could only use 25 blocks… It still had to be the tallest structure and the wrench this time was it had to survive the “earthquake test”(Where I come around and bump the table when time is up. If there structure survived the bump and was the tallest, they won. This was a great activity to teach teamwork and also to teach the basic principals of a solid foundation. Take a look into what the Lockwood crews structures looked like! Have you ever done an activity like this before?

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Lockwood Crew Science Experiment!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2014 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew took part in their first science experiment of the year yesterday! We had the kids practice the steps to the scientific method as well as work on predictions and how to make them! Have you ever done an experiment like this?

All you need is:

Milk, A Plate, Food Coloring, Q-TIp and Dish Soap!

Have fun and try it some time!

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New Grade…New Teacher…New Goals

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2014 by blockwoo

Hello 5th graders! I am so excited to have you in class this year! I look forward to a great class. This year we will work hard towards common goals and strive to be the best! I hope you will all join me in this journey to be the greatest that we can be. In the comments section, please write your goals for this year. I would like you to tell me what they are and how you plan to achieve them. I look forward to hearing your responses!

 

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Welcome Back!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2014 by blockwoo

Here we go… New class, new teammates and new responsibilities. I am very excited for this year to commence as there are so many fun and exciting things to come. This year the focus will be on our students and staff being champions and putting an emphasis on the Hall of Fame in which are students and teachers fall. All of us have worked so hard and prepared for this year to be the greatest and the best. We are adapting a new framework this year called Beyond Textbooks and this will create a path for our school to succeed best. I am looking forward to big things happening this year and can’t wait for it to begin!

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The End of 5th grade!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2014 by blockwoo

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The end is here! We have completed 5th grade! What was your favorite thing? What will you miss? What are you looking forward to?

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What you need to know about 5th grade

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2014 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew has completed 5th grade and is preparing for the 6th grade. They have commented below with advice for all 4th graders entering into 5th grade. Please feel free to look into their comments and comment yourself about what you remember about your 5th grade experience!

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Puppet Play

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2014 by blockwoo

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Creative Commons License Photo Credit: dmmalva via CompfightMr. Lockwood’s class is ending the year with a puppet??

Although it may sound weird, the Lockwood Crew is tying up all of the standards from reading and putting it into a fun and exciting puppet play. They were asked to create a script with characters, setting, conflict, hero/villan, beginning, middle and end, as well as  a moral or lesson. They were told to make their own puppets and will perform in front of the class later this week.

Have you ever done a puppet show before? What was your favorite part? Ask the crew what they thought of this culminating activity to the year!

 

 

 

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The Pinballs

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2014 by blockwoo

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Mr Lockwood’s 5th grade class has been reading “The Pinballs” in a lit study. The class has been very excited to read each day and we have been able to dive deep into the overall message. Have you read this book? Can you relate to this book? What was your favorite part?

 

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