Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JogNog Champions Awarded Today!!

Snoopy Squad has been in a JogNog Competition since the end of March until today. Students were assigned various Science quizzes that were mandatory but a larger portion of the Science quizzes were students' choice. One student completed ALL the quizzes and won 1rst Prize- Don. T with a finishing score of 3,606. Althan came in 2nd with a score of 3,437. Leyad came in 3rd place with a score of 3,130. Andrew missed third place by 6 points with a score of 3,124. Riley, Shyam, Janice, Charlize, Taylor and Lauren all made the Top 10!  Congratulations to all our JogNog Champions!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mystery Skype to Ohio Today

Today Snoopy Squad got to play Mystery Skype with some fourth graders from Akron, Ohio.
(Photos by Talia)

Friday, May 19, 2017

We Did Some Coding in Library Today

Snoopy Squad did some coding with Sphero robots and the Lightning Labs app on our I-pads.  Each student on the team took a turn writing the code to make the Sphero robot move, light up a certain color , stop and speak. In the future we may be coding to make the Sphero robot navigate some jumps.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mystery Skype to Argentina

Memorial's Geography Club had their first Mystery Skype. We got to play Mystery Skype with Ms. Wilner's class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her students did an excellent job with their English.  After a few quick questions about if we were from Europe, they quickly figured out we were Americans but had a harder time pin-pointing the state. Our team guessed their city and their team guessed our state. Great job by our 4th and 5th graders. (We noticed that their students were all wearing uniforms.)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Volleyball Champions!!!

The 5th graders won the Volleyball game vs the Teachers today is a narrow victory! First game was won by the teachers with the second game won by the students. The third and final game was tied 19 -19 then 20- 20 and the 5th graders had to win by 2 points and worked their way to victory!! A great team effort! Congratulations 5th Graders!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Geography Club Sets Record

The Memorial Geography Club sets a Memorial School Record for the LARGEST World Map assembled by students today. There were 136 pieces to this map  ( 8 1/2 x 11") and the teams of students had to be creative and brainstorm how to assemble their assigned row with all the other teams. There were 8 teams in all. The students worked well and were able to successfully complete the world map! See video and photos below.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5th Grade History Scavenger Hunt A Success!!

            Amos Doolittle Print 4/19/75                     Old Burial Ground, Concord   5/2/17

5th Grade teams went out in search of the places marked by Amos Doolittle in his famous prints of the American Revolution.  They had studied these prints while learning about the American Revolution and then took photos of the same locations in Lexington and Concord. They met some historians along the way eager to share their accounts of what happened on April 19, 1775 and "The Shot Heard Around the World" Students will be using these photographs to build a Digital Map Project using Google Maps.

On the Lexington Greene hearing from what happened on April 19, 1775 from a member of Capt. Parker's company from Lexington. (Doolittle Print #1)

We met a National Parks Ranger outside Hartwell Tavern on our way down the Battle Road.

We met a gentleman called Edmund Foster who was at this stretch of Battle Road called "The Bloody Angle" who told us what he saw that day on April 19, 1775.

                                                     A Musket firing demonstration.

Getting ready to watch the multi-media presentation "The Road to the Revolution" at the Minuteman Visitors Center. 

Old Burial Ground, Concord. Doolittle Print #2

                                  Concord Bridge- Doolittle Print #3

Monday, May 1, 2017

Reminder Field Trip Tomorrow

American Revolution Scavenger Hunt

                                                          Amos Doolittle Print #3

When: May 2, 2017, Leave 8:30 AM   Return by dismissal
Where: Lexington & Concord: Lexington Green, Minuteman Visitor Center, Hartwell Tavern, Concord Burial Ground and the North Bridge.
Who: 5th Graders!!!
Why: Scavenger Hunt to discover history and explore the start of the American Revolution using Amos Doolittle prints.

Students will be studying the causes and start of the American Revolution using primary source documents including the now famous Amos Doolittle prints (above) . Students will be exploring the actual sites of these locations, taking photos and then linking the photos back at school using Google Maps.

Students need to bring a bag lunch with no glass bottles (no lunchboxes please). Students are advised to have a hearty breakfast as there will not be a snack time before lunch at 12:15 PM. Students should dress for outdoor activities.