Friday, August 28, 2015

First Three Weeks!

We've been in 5th grade for three weeks! WOW - time flies!

We've started reading and writing workshop.


We’ve also started math stations. Students visit Math with Teacher, Math by Myself, Math with Someone (games), Math Writing, and Math with Technology.



We’ve already finished our cells mini unit, and are now learning about Native Americans.



We’ve also been participating in STEM challenges every Thursday!






Also, as of today (the chairs just arrived after school!) we have all our new classroom furniture! Now students have brand new stools, hokki stools, and chairs to sit in!

What a great and busy three weeks it has been!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Akshaj's Trip to Chicago

Chicago, my memorable trip!

I had a very enjoyable and interesting trip. We saw a lot of interesting and odd shapes of towers. I was bewildered to see the downtown sunset. File:Chicago downtown view
What was most enjoyable was the Willis Tower which is one of the highest towers in the world. We went to the 103rd  floor of Willis tower ( surprisingly!) was almost a mile long.

Chicago looked breathtakingly beautiful in the sunset.IMG_0495.JPG
(Chicago view from Willis Tower)

Next morning, with a little tiredness, we went to drive around Lake Michigan and later we took an architectural and historical tour in the lake in the boat. The sun glinted of the water and was a perfect view.

(View of Downtown from Michigan lake)

After lunch, the same day, we walked to downtown to see THE BEAN!


As we walked we saw a lot of odd sculptures and tall buildings. As we reached there we stopped dead in our tracks.The beauty was incomparable.
It looked breathtaking. It looked so weird on the underside. The fact is The Bean was created by an Indian British person.


We went to the famous Science museum of Chicago. The main attraction was robots! I’m not talking like a robotic hand, real playing robots! There was cards and tic tac toe! The robot who did tic tac toe was baxter. He was my favorite.We both lost. The octopi one was cards. I won against him.
Overall, my trip was one of the breathtaking one.
Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Zerlan's Camping Trip

My Camping Trip

Everyone is excited to go camping especially if it is first time like me. I had a wonderful time and a memorable experience during my first camping trip.

First, I was feeling excited but nervous because this is my first time to travel without my family. A day before the trip, I was packing my supplies like my sleeping bag, shoes, toothbrush and especially my allergy medications. The campsite was located in Running Deer, Marysville California. It was a 3 - day camping retreat last June 31 to Aug 2, 2015

Second, we reached to Divine Mercy Catholic Church where my group called the Squires will be meeting. We are a group of boys who help our church to learn to be responsible and independent. We are supposed to meet at 11:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. Once everyone was there, we got all our things and put them inside the cars. I was feeling brave when we were leaving. I saw amazing sceneries like mountains, forest, lakes and much more. I’ve seen different animals like deer, bobcats, owls, woodpeckers and others.

Third, once we reached to the site, we started to set up everything. We set up our four tent then got the campfire started. We got our belongings and put them in our tents. We then got to do our activities! We went  hiking, swimming, played, football and soccer. I was brave to go hiking with my slippers only. It was painful but I made it to the top. I felt happy,brave,awesome and fun that I got to do a lot of cool things. Then we also ate delicious food like steak, burgers, hotdogs and more!

Lastly, we packed everything inside the cars and drive back home. I was sad that we were leaving but we can go again another time. In conclusion, everyone should go camping on their first camping trip like me. It can be tough at first but later on it would be FUN!   

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Marley's Summer Trip!

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

        The week before school started, I was able to use the free Six Flags ticket I earned in 4th Grade. Thanks to Jaden and his dad for giving me a ride.

One early Friday morning, I stepped out of our home and walked to my neighbor Jaden’s house. And with just one loud knock, Jaden opened the door with a big smile :). After a few minutes of wait for his dad and his little sister Jolie, it was time to go to Discovery Kingdom. We got in and patiently sat in the car, sang and listened to some cool music. After one hour drive, we finally got there and took some selfies before getting down the car :). I couldn’t feel my legs, but I didn’t care because I was so excited. The last time I was there was when I was  3 years old and I barely rode any ride.

Jaden, Jolie, and I started the day by riding the Cobra ride like 8 times. This was really a crazy and fun ride. We rode a few more exciting rides after this and watched some shows. Then, we decided to go get some food...we got chicken, some french fries and also drinks. After eating, Jaden’s dad gave me and Jaden a chance to explore around by ourselves using a map. He told us about our meeting spot at the playground afterwards. Yay, we’re free! LOL. We enjoyed our time and tried to play games and won some. We also walked around the mini fair and got some yummy, cold Dippin Dots and cotton candy. After that, we rested a little bit and went on couple more exciting water rides. We got so tired, so we decided to go to the playground to meet Jaden’s dad. We told him how we enjoyed exploring on our own. He told us that him and Jolie are tired too, and that it’s time to go home. On the way home, we stopped at an Outlet store and went shopping for Jolie’s shoes and afterwards ate at Panda Express. We finally got back to Sacramento. I told my parents how I enjoyed my day out with Jaden, Jolie and their dad. I layed down on my bed and got knocked out fast :).   

Friday, August 7, 2015

Our Classroom!

I am so excited for the new school year starting Monday!

In case you were unable to attend meet the teacher yesterday, welcome to 5th grade! Here is a photo tour of our classroom:


Our classroom couch and wall of inspiration! We will be adding to this wall with quotes of our own later in the year. 

Another alternative seating spot (which doubles as storage space). 

Our classroom library. I love books, and can't wait to share these books with you! 

The view of our classroom from the door

Supply storage and student shelves

I hope you have all had a fantastic summer and I can't wait to see you on Monday!