Terrific Tuesday in GT!
By: Mia B.
Today we are beginning a unit on genetics! That’s the science of lineage and family trees, etc. We are also working on our Color Poems, which Mrs. Germadnik is going to post soon! They are all very excellent, and their creativity and insight is sure to amaze you! We are also doing an abstract art piece for whatever color you choose. They are all very interesting and they really make you think.
Right now, we are reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. In the book so far, Jonas has been selected to be the next Seer in Jonas’s community. The Giver is training Jonas and giving him all the memories of the world. Jonas has discovered war, pain, fire, happiness, snow, family and a bunch of other stuff too. But most important, Jonas discovered color! Can you imagine living in a colorless world? I know I couldn’t! It’s a great book and all the fifth graders love to read it.
Today, we learned the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras may have been a weirdo who was scared of beans and worshipped numbers, but he sure was smart!
We are also starting Level 3 HOE! It sounds pretty big and scary right? But it is really fun after you learn it. I’m pretty glad to be taking HOE, because it is going to help us with algebra when we’re in 8th grade.
Last but not least, we are working on a powerpoint for our worst memories, our best memories, and if we would give up our best memory so you don’t remember the worst one. It’s very interesting to see everyone’s best and worst memories.
We had a lot of fun today in GT!!!