#2 Developing My Capstone Questions!

The second part of the Capstone process is to think of a man inquiry question. The main inquiry question is what is driving our research. After we think of our main question we think of sub questions. What I am planning for my main question is,” What are some of the dangers of the having social media as a kid and how can you protect yourself?” I chose this question because I’ll be getting a phone soon and I wanted to know how to use social media safely. Also, a lot of kids have social media and don’t know all the stuff to do on it. Next I had to think of my sub questions. They are supposed to help you answer your main question. These are my questions. What are some signs that something is wrong on your account? How can parents help their kids on social media? What can kids do to make their accounts more private? What are some things kids should keep in mind when on social media? What are some rules or restriction parents can set?

Where I am From Poems!

In our class we were assigned to write Where I am From poems for poetry month. We were going to print it out and hang it on the wall. We were also going to record it on video. A Where I am From poem is a poem that talks about the things that are special in your life. Our fifth grade has been writing this kind of poem for many years. I did not have much of an idea about what I wanted to include in my poem, but there was a template that helped us. Then we copied the poem and added it to a Google Doc. We edited it and printed it out. We hung it on the hallways for everyone to see.

Capstone Blog 1: Choosing a Topic!

In fifth grade in Scarsdale there is a big project called Capstone. It is supposed to tie together our elementary school career. We need to pick a topic to research and create a presentation about it. This week our job was to think about a subject. A lot of kids already knew what they wanted to do. I had not thought about it at all, but our grade had a survey to help us get ideas. By the time we did the survey I already had an idea of what I wanted my topic to be. My first idea had something to do with artificial intelligence. Then I realized that I would have more fun researching something I had more of a connection with. I thought that I would like to do something that has something to do with sports. I was talking to my dad. He suggested something about sports franchise owners. I liked that idea and think that it would be a cool topic. When we were starting to think about our inquiry question I thought of an idea that didn’t have to do with sports and it still interests me. It was kids safety on social media. After a lot of thinking I changed my topic to that.