Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Reading!

Hi all FMS 2018-19 students!
I hope you have a great summer - splashing around and enjoying our beautiful state! Save some time for reading too - just don't take your book into the pool, ocean, pond, lake, river, etc. with you!

Click here for some ideas on what to read- see you at the Library!

5th graders close out the school year with a car wash to raise money for Tedford Housing programs to end homelessness. The fundraiser was an outgrowth of a library research project to learn more about ways to help our community.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Best first lines - Stanley Cup edition! Choose the best first line in each bracket!

Click here to vote for your favorite first lines (8 match ups total!): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEKF0bBKJV6h_Z0KyxooVrfwd0PIjU-W9CBiLAcQ9y2G48iw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you Sam for giving us this opportunity to share our opinions about books!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Last week of school activities!

Hello all,
Depending on your grade and class, you may be choosing from one or more of the following options during class time!

Share about the favorite book you read this year (1 minute time limit) on Flipgrid. I have activated stickers for you to decorate your selfie. Please follow all digital/computer use expectations, aka keep it appropriate!
https://flipgrid.com/d74044

Making paper flowers out of old (vintage) book pages ("how to" video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cCGh3Ckzs

Practice a bit of computer coding with this activity, "Intro to Code Studio": https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/2

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Boston Massacre Primary Sources

5th graders,
Click around and zoom in some of these primary sources. What details do you notice? What questions do you have? How can you learn more?

PRIMARY SOURCES
Paul Revere's Engraving aka "The bloody massacre perpetrated in King - Street Boston on March 5th, 1770, by a party of the 29th Regt."




VIDEO CLIPS



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

3rd Grade Coding and Drawing Activities

TWO CHOICES TODAY

Do you want to learn or practice coding? Coding is the language-more like commands-that make everything on the internet go!
-Watch this introductory video: https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/1
-Then practice a bit of computer coding with this activity, "Intro to Code Studio": https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/2

OR

You can put your name in one of these "anagram generators" and come up with your pen name or pseudonym. Create a book cover (with spine and call number) of a book that author would write!

Try this to make your pen name!
https://wordsmith.org/anagram/

or try this one:
http://ingesanagram.appspot.com/

Monday, June 4, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

5th Grade Community Projects-Keep at it this week and next!

5th graders! You must be finished with your community advocacy project by the end of next week! (Unless you are doing a fundraiser or something that is AFTER that date.) Show/Share with Ms. Barker your finished project if you would like credit for being "done".

If you are NOT sure what to do, come to Ms. Barker to brainstorm...or anyone can create a "slide" like the one in class. Go to Google Classroom for templates.

Energy Boosters!
If you are finished with your project, or just need an energy booster, try one of these activities: 

1. Play the Keyword challenge! Answer two of the questions Ms. Barker has shared in the mason jars. Put your answers BACK in the mason jar. (After that, try Googleaday: http://www.agoogleaday.com/

2. Want to design a game or video game for your project?
-Watch this introductory video: https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/1
-Then practice a bit of computer coding with this activity, "Intro to Code Studio": https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/2