The Lockwood Crew

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

How do I do that?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2015 by blockwoo

The Lockwood Crew will be working on creating directions or explanations on how to do a favorite activity of theirs… It was told to them to act like they are explaining something to someone who has never heard of it before.. Look into some of the things that they described and explained… Maybe you can learn something from them!

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Goals for next semester

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2014 by blockwoo

What are your goals for next semester?? How are you going to make positive changes when you get back from winter break?



5th Grade Math Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2014 by blockwoo

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Hey guys! The Lockwood crew has teamed up with another school right in our very district! We are working with Mrs. Hamman’s 5th grade class from Four Peaks Elementary in Apache Junction Arizona! How cool is that. We will be using the Video Conference Equipment to talk with their class! Both classes have been working very hard on the concept of scaling using multiplication? You as yourself, what’s scaling? It is basically Multiplication of fractions! Here is the cool part, this week we have been working on creating word problems using this scaling method. The Lockwood crew has worked on adding irrelevant  information to make the problem more challenging. Take a look into what problems we came up with and see how Mrs. Hamman’s class tries to solve them! Feel free to comment and try the problems yourself! I just wont publish your comments until Mrs. Hamman’s class has had a crack at them!

Problems created by our 5th grade students in the Lockwood Crew with modifications mad by teacher!


  • Mr. Lockwood’s class went on a field trip to the science center  with 70 kids and 15 chaperones.  2/5 of the kids brought a sandwich for their lunch. 5/7 of the chaperones also brought a sandwich for their lunch.  Exactly how many total  kids brought a sandwich for lunch?
  • -How many Chaperones brought a sandwich?
  • -How many total sandwiches were eaten?




  • Trevin went to the baseball game and sat in the bleachers during batting practice. 60 baseballs were home runs hit into the crowd.  3/15 of the baseballs went into the pool.  6/18 baseballs were hit into foul territory The rest of the baseballs were hit into the bleachers. How many baseballs were hit where Trevin was sitting?


  •  If Trevin caught 1/5 of the baseballs hit in his section. How many baseballs did Trevin catch?

Concussion PBL Finale

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2014 by blockwoo

Hello all! Last week we culminated our concussion PBL unit with the 5th grade dropping their “helmets” from the roof of our building. We have worked for a few weeks now doing everything from concussion research, SKYPE with a neurologist, real life stories/connections and now a student made device to simulate a concussion. Mr. Lee our lead facilities dude at SMES dropped our boxes from about 30 feet. The kids did a test drop earlier from a chair and recorded their results and made modifications. They were only allowed to use a Kleenex box as the “helmet” cotton balls, marshmallows, yarn or fabric for the “padding” and the egg for the “brain”. This was an awesome experience for our students and it really taught them so much about concussions. We came back from the drop and a few survived. We had discussions on why others made it and some did not. We ended the unit with a letter to Reebok persuading them to buy the design that made it through the trials! Great opportunity for our students! Have you ever done anything like this before? Have you ever had a concussion before? Come check the Lockwood Crew out and see what we have done!

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Science Center Field Trip!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 by blockwoo

Today the Lockwood Crew went on a field trip to the Arizona Science Center. We had a BLAST! The focus of this trip was to refresh our knowledge of the human body and dig deep into the many other exciting exhibits there! Look into what the crews favorite experiences were and what they learned… Have you ever been to a science center? If so, What was your favorite part?


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Concussion Helmet Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3, 2014 by blockwoo

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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.

And the winners are….

Posted in Uncategorized on September 2, 2014 by blockwoo

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

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SKYPE with a Neurologist!!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2014 by blockwoo

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!

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The Human Body Scavenger Hunt

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2014 by blockwoo

uii nbvbvf jjkk ,,,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?



What’s that “Plot” about?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by blockwoo


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!

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