5th Grade – Ms. Cadotte

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Greetings 5th Grade Families! Welcome to our 2018-2019 School Year!

I am using the Remind App this year,  and I can be reached also at mcadotte@sjwca.org

 

Ms. Cadotte’s 5th Grade……..

It’s about time to activate learning! We have incorporated STEM into our classroom because it is a relevant, hands-on, & skills based experiential education.

What Is STEM?

STEM-based learning programs are intended to increase students’ interest in pursuing higher education and careers in those fields. STEM education uses a newer model of blended learning that combines traditional classroom teaching with online learning and hands-on learning activities. This model of blended learning has given our students the opportunity to experience different ways of learning and problem-solving. STEM requires:

  1. Reflection– To reflect on what is already present in the classroom such as differentiated lessons, activities, and classroom questioning techniques.
  2. Modification– Modifying questioning to include words like design, model, and experiment because our classrooms are rich with opportunities to investigate and explore.
  3. Engagement– To ensure students will be engaged in and that has a problem for them to solve.  An inquiry-driven lesson that sparks student curiosity is one that will provide the best learning opportunity.
  4. Collaboration– Teachers working together and sharing ideas through online resources to expand creativity even more through the latest examples and ideas.

We have put together some of our experiences last year!

Grade 5 STEM Project using mixture to create fossil molds and casts! 

Grade 5 STEM Fun: Building Ecosystems. Look how they have grown!

STEM Challenge: Build a volcano and make it erupt!

STEM Challenge: Build a Pinball Machine

STEM Challenge: Build a tall, free standing balloon tower using only 25 balloons!

Grade 5 STEM Challenge: Build a sturdy and tall structure using a certain amount marshmallows, plates, and toothpicks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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