In my Classroom we have been working on immigration. We needed to choose a country in Europe and do research about that Country’s immigrants. I decided to choose Germany because part of my Family is from Germany. I researched things like what did you take to Ellis island? What are Germen girl names? What are some push and pull factors? It took some time doing all of this. When we finished doing our research I had to do a Wevideo about German Immigrants. It was hard but fun at the same time. I had a some trouble making the Wevideo. But overall it was fun experience
In My class we are working on poetry. I really like poetry. In my opinion poetry is really fun. I mostly write funny poems and poems about animals. But the whole grade needs to writing about where you are from. I don’t really like the idea but I gave it a try. It was kind of hard because I’ve lived a lot of places and I have a lot of childhood memories. But over all the poetry unit really fun.
Today I had to teach 5th graders how to work with a sphero. I was nervous because we me and my group had to teach 5th graders two things in only 30 mins. We had to teach Two groups of 5th graders. The first group wasn’t so good. In the first group there was a kid that wasn’t hear for the first class so we had to teach him the basics. But over all the first group was okay because we had extra time to play games. Are second group was much better. They all collaborate and paid attention. They had a lot of more extra time that the first group had. Overall teaching 5th graders was a fun experience.
Today I taught 5th graders how to work with a sphero. I was really nervous. Me and my group had to teach two groups of 5th graders how to work with a sphero in 30 minutes. I was scared that we wouldn’t have enough time to finish the lesson. But are first group was okay but one student was being a little negative. But overall the first group was okay because we had some extra time and we got to play some games. The second group was much better. Maybe it was because I was not so nervous. The second group had also some extra time to play some fun games with the sphero. Overall my first sphero lesson was a very good experience.
Today was the last day we could work on our Rube Goldberg. It was very stressful, but we did it! At first it was so scary that we might not finish in time, but it all worked. Everything was running out of battery. For example, the phone that we were videotaping with was running out of battery and the Sphero was, also. We waited a while and then got back to work, but then we realized that we were running out of time, so we decided that Danielle should start our movie and Neha and I should keep working. It took many tries, but it finally worked!
Overall, I think the Rube Goldberg project was a fun creative project. I also think it was kind of hard making the Rube Goldberg, designing and making six blog posts. It might have been easier to get a little bit more time, but it was all good.
Today we worked on our Rube Goldberg a lot. My partners and I almost finished our Rube Goldberg but we didn’t have enough time.When we were doing our Rube Goldberg we were following our sketch but then we noticed that our sketch was not going to work and it also was way too hard to do, so we decided to not follow our sketch and do something different from our sketch. We had trouble coming up with a different a idea. We looked at videos on the internet, but that didn’t help us at all. So we decided to come up with our own ideas. It was hard coming up with our own ideas, but we eventually got through it. After we had our idea we had to build it.Building our idea wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.
I went over to Danielle’s house today. We had to come up with some more ideas because our Rube Goldberg machine was only about 5-6 steps. My partners and I had trouble coming up with new ideas. We thought of a lot of ideas, but they didn’t work. After a lot of thinking we finally came up with two new ideas. After we build our ideas we had to see if they worked. At first everything was a disaster, nothing was working and that made us get stressed. We finally thought of what can make our Rube Goldberg work. We tried a lot of times, but it didn’t work. My partner’s Sphero ran out of battery so that meant we couldn’t work any more. We decided to start our movie. Making the first part of our movie wasn’t really hard.
Today I was with my Rube Goldberg partners Neha and Danielle. Today we decided to start are Rube Goldberg. We first had to go to a store and buy the materials we needed. After we bought our materials we went to Danielle’s house and started building the beginning of our Rube Goldberg. Building our Rube Goldberg was kind of hard at first, but we got through it. We could only do the first part of our Rube Goldberg because we didn’t have enough time to do it all. Neha was the person that sketched all the ideas. I was the person that built the first part of the Rube Goldberg and Danielle was the one who took the pictures and videos.
Today I met with my partners Danielle and Neha. We decided to change our sketch because there weren’t a lot of steps. We didn’t know how we were going to make our new sketch so we decided that each one of us was going to do a sketch and the best one was going to be our new sketch.
Our sketch starts with dominos and then the dominos hit a toy car then the car hits a marble and the marble goes through a tube and hits little bowling pins, which makes a spinner go down a ramp which then hits a steep block that causes the egg to fall in a pan.
Today I met up with Danielle and Neha again.We were working on some ideas and we were also going to start our sketch on Google Drawings.
When we were doing our sketch we first decided to do some of our ideas on paper and then we could paste it on a Google Drawing so it would look more organized. Doing our sketch was not the easiest, but it also wasn’t super hard. We had a little bit of trouble drawing our ideas. While Danielle did the sketch and Neha looked at videos to help us get some ideas, I was just trying out different ideas and see how they would work. Today was easier than yesterday because we already had some ideas in our head and we also knew what our Rube Goldberg machine was going to do so that meant we could just go right to work.