On Friday, May 17, the fifth grade traveled to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. It was a day filled with new experiences, learning about history, and enjoying a wonderful day spent together. In addition to having time to experience the entire property and the many buildings, students had a hands-on experience in a one-room schoolhouse. They were also given the opportunity to create scherenschnitte, the art of paper cutting.
We had the opportunity to have the Millersville University technology department come into our classrooms last Friday, May 3 for a morning of hands-on science. The MU students planned an entire morning revolved around Newton’s third law of motion. The students designed, cut out, and assembled their own cardboard balloon cards. They had the opportunity to race the cars against other students in our individual classes, and then the top five from each class raced their cars in the hallway. It was a fun-filled science morning.
After reading a readers’ theater about an invention convention, the fifth grade had their own invention convention on Friday, April 26. The students had a wonderful time using their creativity to come up with an invention that will solve an everyday problem. Each class had time to share their inventions with the other class. We have some very innovative thinkers in fifth grade.