Using this blog, the students in the fifth grade can share the most important learning moments, exciting adventures, and special snapshots of our day. Check back each day for a peek inside our classroom!
Oh my GOSH!!!! Guess what!!! There's a VERY special day coming up!! No, it's not Christmas or Thanksgiving. It's December 10th, the day the 5th grade of Thomas Prince School gets to go on a field trip to every veteran's grave in Princeton to place a wreath on it.I know it doesn't sound exciting, but it really is. Well, at least for the 5th grade.It's also really exciting because elementary schools rarely get to do this,at least with Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is a business that, every December, puts wreaths on every veteran's grave in the places they stop to do so. They always start in Harrington, Maine and end at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It's helps let people remember who died fighting for our freedom and religion, and how they didn't let there dreams of freedom go. In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans, and others who had helped with their annual Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America ,to continue this effort , and support others who want to do the same. This organization has a mission to remember, honor and teach. We are doing this to remember the lost veterans of Princeton and also to teach children and adults. If you buy one, you can help TPS put it on one of the 300 Princeton veteran's graves.
Grade 5 has partnered up to help improve 6th grades mash-ups. A mash-up is two objects combined together to make life easier. 6th graders wrote two papers to reference and one grading sheet for us to use to critique.
The 6th graders made bright and colorful diagrams to show their product. The diagrams consisted of measurements, labels, and keys. They also showed what the product looked like and some of the uses. The diagrams showed a great picture of the sixth graders mash ups!
The 6th graders also made a very descriptive, detailed writing piece. In the writing piece it showed some of the advantages and disadvantages of the mash-up. Also, the writing piece examined why their mash-up is a good product. The writing piece was a great addition to the project.
We critiqued the “De-Sharpener”. The product was a built in battery powered pencil sharpener inside your desk! It was removable and was portable! We had a great time grading the 6th graders mash-ups and hope we can do something like this again!
Rope climbing, rock climbing, down the slide we go! Have you gone on TPS's new playground before? During the first week of school the new playground was being built. When the playground was finished the school had an ice cream party! Once they cut the ribbon everybody raced to get on the playground to see what it had in store.
The new playground contained many things,but the one thing everyone wanted to go on the tall slide. The first one was Teagan Callahan! The colors of the playground are red, blue and green and it contains two slides, monkey bars, rock climbing, rope climbing and music tools. Now let's take you to the good stuff. One by one Ms. Cringan and Mrs. Baer went and climbed up the rock wall and went down the tall blue slide; and enjoyed the fun of the new playground!
When Mrs. Baer's turn came... tragedy struck! Plop! Mrs. Baer flew off the slide and on to the bark mulch! We hope you enjoyed our journey through the fun of the new playground.
By: Ashley and Veronica