Mr. Lockwood’s class and the entire 5th grade are creating new innovative ways to improve helmet protection to prevent concussions. We are studying effects on the brain and how concussions impact the brain both short and long term. The crew has worked hard to create protective “helmets” made from Kleenex boxes and certain, specific materials. We will be dropping from 20 feet to simulate the effects of a big hit in football or hockey in two weeks. Until then the crew will do several trial runs to see if their egg cracks and make improvements to be lighter and more efficient just like the big companies do for helmets.
The new winners for student council are Mckayla Adams for President, Jaden Miner for Vice president, Jasmine Gade for treasurer, Lizbeth Rodriguez for Secretary, and finally Brooke Wine for P.R.D (public relations director). Congratulations to all the winners! We just had our first meeting today and learned about all the upcoming events like Pennies for patients, Cookie dough fundraiser, and the golf tournament. This week is spirit week and the days are….
Monday- No school!
Tuesday- I wish it was still summer
Wednesday- Sports day
Thursday- School colors
Friday- Black and gold
WOW! What an awesome experience! The Lockwood Crew had Dr. Julie Lockwood SKYPE with us this morning to talk about effects on the brain from Concussions. The 5th grade at SMES is doing their first PBL of the year on concussions and they are trying to create a device that helps reduce trauma to the head. Dr. Lockwood is a neurologist and currently practices in Tucson Arizona. This was a great, relevant and real experience for the kids! Have you ever had a concussion? Look at the pictures from the event today!
The Lockwood Crew took part in a human body scavenger hunt! Did you know it takes more muscles to from then it does to smile? Did you know that your brain weighs about 3 pounds? These are some of the questions we found out today in class! Take a look at our pictures… Do you know any cool facts about the human body?
The Lockwood Crew used Beyond Textbooks story “The Emperors New Clothes”. We focused on Plot and the basic aspects of a story. The students identified Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action and Resolution. Take a look into the activity we did today!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!