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CapCon! 2017 - a capstone learning conference
Every year the 5th graders of Scarsdale participate in Capstone. Capstone is the last two months of school, post-standardized testing. Students choose a topic, research it, and create a final product. It is designed to be a self-directed, passion/int (More)
Interview and Site Visit
Today I had my interview. First we had to come up with 10 questions. My ten questions are Ā What got you interested in photographing landscapes? Besides landscapes, is there any other type of photos that you like to take? What was differ (More)
To Ellis Island
Today the fifth grade went to Ellis Island and it was the best thing ever! Ellis Island is The Origin of the Island. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New (More)
Capstone #2- Choosing Main Inquiry and Sub Questions
Choosing my Main inquiry question was difficult because Ā I had like 20. Then the next day we had computer and my teacher and the computer teacher were talking about our talking about out topics and when they got on me the computer teacher said that o (More)
#1 Capstone, Choosing a Topic
In class, we are doing a capstone project. My top choices were first: Fortnite, and natural disasters. My teacher helped me narrow down natural disasters, to my final topic, sandstorms. So far, I've been thinking of creating a tank to represent a (More)
Standalone Presentations - 5th grade
One option for Capstone is to do a "stand-alone" presentation. By "stand-alone" we mean using a tool such as Google Slides to convey your information, without presenting it in person. "Stand-alone" means the presentation has to teach the viewer about (More)
Video storytelling styles - 5th grade
5th graders, As you think about how you are going to tell your Capstone story, one tool you might use is video. The most common use of video is iMovie. But iMovie is just a tool to tell a story. It's not that you use iMovie, but how you use iMo (More)
Blog #4: Site Visit
  Today, (Friday) I went to 5 Star Residence (A retirementĀ home in Yonkers). I went there because I wanted to see a therapy dog in action. Luckily, my dog (Sadie) is a therapy dog so it made it a lot easier. So my mom, Sadie, and I went to 5 (More)
Capstone Post 4 - Site Visit
One of the requirements for capstone is to do a site visit. I just finished up my interview with the Dallas World Aquarium Zoo, but was not able to do my site visit their because of the fact that it is in Dallas. Due to this, my parents took me to th (More)
Capstone Post 2 - Choosing a Main Inquiry Question and Choosing Sub-Questions
Now that I've picked out my topic, it's time to decide what my inquiry question should be. An inquiry question is like the main question for your topic so that it isn't like you're writing an all about book. This question should be one of interest th (More)
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