February may be a shorter month, but you wouldn't know that by how busy fifth-graders at Paynter Elementary School have been! As part of the Kids Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association, all fifth-grade students learned CPR and what to do if someone is choking from the school nurse, Mrs. Kline.
In Science, students created models of the solar system to help them recognize how models can help show relationships. Then, they modified their designs as they learned specifics about the sun and planets.
Students in ELA are learning how to use figurative language to make their writing more interesting. They are as busy as beavers creating their own exciting, excellent examples of onomatopoeia, alliteration, idioms, hyperboles, and metaphors. POW!
In math class the fifth-grade students are sharpening their thinking skills while playing the game 24. Students add, subtract ,multiply, and divide to find an answer equaling 24. Students are grouped according to scores from previous games and get to compete against other students who are at their ability level. It's their very own 24 Tournament.