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December Den BLOG Fifth Grade: TINY BUT MIGHTY

Hidalgo DECEMBER Den Blog 2017  We have had another wonderful month! It is a festive time, focusing on lights, miracles and the blessings that surround us all…Along with you all, I was amazed at the breadth and depth of the fifth grade Portolfio Day presentations. Hopefully you all felt that you were able to take a glimpse into your child’s learning experience here, as well as were able...

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November 5th Grade Den Blog

Hidalgo NOVEMBER Monthly ROAR 2017  We have had a wonderful first trimester! The students rocked the house in our annual poetry slam and truly spoke from the heart! Make sure you check us out on the AJA Facebook page~ Additionally, some of you will be lucky to see the poets again during Portfolio Day and in our upcoming VIP day! We are now diving into our chemistry unit, where the students will...

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Hidalgo August Den Blog

Hidalgo AUGUST DEN BLOG 2017 We have had a wonderful beginning to the school year! Our first few weeks have  been spent gaining a foundation in resources, including the difference between renewable, non-renewable and perpetual resources. We have done various simulations, labs and engineering challenges to focus on the key point of how resources can be used and misused and honed in on the...

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January Fifth Grade Happenings

5th Grade January Happenings… ROBOTS EVERYWHERE! Students dove into PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Robotics by learning about the various types of robots, the robots’ skill sets, where and why they were designed, etc. This learning has been coupled by having a wide array of reading opportunities with non-fiction articles and stories connected to robotics and are enabling the students to...

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October Den Blog-Fifth Grade with Mrs. Hidalgo

We are coming to the end of our first trimester and the fifth graders have been working hard! Students have really seemed to enjoy our poetry unit so far. From analyzing books, to singing and understanding conscious hip-hop songs and spoken work poetry–kids have begun to broaden their understanding of the power of poetry through utilizing literature prompts and poetic devices. The kids love...

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