Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 15- #ProjectRippleEffect, Factors, and Cells

Our middle school posted this video about #ProjectRippleEffect. So we took this idea and ran with it. My kids brainstormed ways to do something for people at our school. They decided to make posters for every adult in the building. Each student picked an adult and wrote their name on a large paper. Then each of us went around and wrote a happy note on the paper for that person.

Here we are showing off our first set of signs. Then we walked around the school and delivered them to those people. 

As you can see, we made a lot of people happy. Everyone said we made their day. I also ordered these little items for the students to use in the classroom for each other. They give the yellow smiley guys to each other when they think they have done something great. The student can leave this on their desk for the day. The following day it is their responsibility to pass it along to someone else. 

The signs below are also used in the same way. The students write a note and pass it along each day.

This week in math we reviewed factors. Just wanted to share a few of our interactive notebook pages.

Then the students worked together in groups to make factor posters. 

Here are a couple of the completed group posters. 

Friday we started our total digital cell assignment. This is something I've been wanting to try for a while and finally worked up the nerve. We use technology all the time and I wanted to see how this would work. I set up a website with information and pictures of cells. 

The students will work together to learn about cells and determine if their assigned cell is a plant or animal cell. They will complete the assignment digitally. I am allowing them to choose the app they will use to share the information with the class. My plan is for us to go completely digital with this assignment, no paper or pencils. They will finish the assignment next week so I'll make sure to share some of the final projects with you. 

STUDENTS: You know I'm excited, but he honest. What do you think about my plan for our completely digital cell assignment? Do you think it will work? Why or why not?


  1. Yes, I think it will work because we are doing our best and we have people around us to help it's like gathering our brains all in 1 pile and having creative ideas then putting them together.


  2. Yes. We use our background knowledge and work together.


  3. Yes, because we are using Habit 6 and we can use our knowledge put it together and creates what the 21st century is now! So in conclusion I think it is a great idea the we do a lot of digital work (even though if we could have our own ipad that would be splendid and no one would have to fight for an ipad!)
    P.S. If I am making no sense whatsoever please understand that my brain is on sleep mode and is not functioning correctly. ^-^

  4. Yes because we are all working together and using the 7 habits & learning things from each other and getting along with others better.


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