Some fourth grade classes are reading the book, Frindle. If you are not aware, a frindle is a pen. Students watched a trailer summary of the book, but also watched a TED Talk (short discussions about technology, entertainment, and design) about being creative with words and how to create a new word. Students then used a template which looked like a dictionary page and created their own new word, just as Nick did in Frindle, with a definition, part of speech, and a picture to represent their new word. Once all students are finished, I will print them and create a class book!
The 5th grade students are still working on their ecosystem project. The goal this week is to finish mapping their ecosystem and to begin the food web via Lucidchart template. They are enjoying the collaboration of this project!