5th Grade Learns More About Breast Cancer

Athasi was our blogger this week for 5th grade, and Ally was our photographer.

Today in GT, we watched a inspirational video by Kid President. He promoted his new book and talked to a comedy legend to figure out how to be a good uncle. After that Ethan presented his Genius Hour presentation about Breast Cancer. He coded a Hopscotch program to present information, and then we could play a short, two player game about the topic. Next, we created a list of adjectives and things that describe us. Then we circled three qualities that we want to see in a person. Next, half of us made a word cloud using the words we came up with, and the other half used the three things that they circled to make up a dream team of celebrities that have that quality. Finally, Mrs. Eichholz gave us a puzzle  called “Slug Salad”. Check back next week to get the inside scoop on our field trip to the Hill Country Science Mill!

4th Grade Learns About Faberge Eggs

Nathan was our blog post author this week, and Katie was our photographer.

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Today we started off with Hands On Equations.We refreshed our memories on legal moves.Then we took a challenging quiz on H.O.E..When a  student was finished they got to Beta test a new Osmo addition and multiplication game.Afterwards we read the book Chasing Vermeer and discovered that Lady Writing was stolen by an art theft that states “Vermeer’s paintings were not all done by him but done by some of his students.”  Next we broke  into our Genius Hour groups to research the topics we were going to teach the class.Finally we watched a interesting video about Faberge Eggs and how much creativity and effort were put into them.

3rd Grade Begins Work on Genius Hour Presentations

Jordan was our blogger for this week and Keely was our photographer. The Kahoot quizzes Jordan mentions were about having a “Growth Mindset.”

Today in GT we did a project on recycling.   Me and my group made a scavenger hunt for the rest of the class to do.  We also used an app called Kahoot.  Cristian won the first round.  I won the second round.  The last thing we did was test out a new Osmo game that has not even come out yet. It was fun but a little bit scary.  It was the BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

5th Grade’s 1st Genius Hour Presentation

Our blogger for the next few weeks will be Athasi and Ally is our 5th grade photographer.

Today in GT,  we had our first Genius Hour presentation! Mahli and I presented our rap and poster about blindness and color blindness. Then we played two games and Mrs. Eichholz even got to participate! After that, we were assigned partners and chose a depth and complexity card and related it to “The Giver”. After Mrs. Eichholz approved of our relations, we went on a Easter egg hunt of sorts around the GT building. Inside of each egg was a slip of paper that had a way of presenting on it. After everyone finished their presentation, we voted on our favorite one. At the end of the day Mrs. Eichholz gave us a puzzle  called “How to Barbeque Snake”  the puzzles are really fun and you should check them out. Be sure to check back in next week to find out what more fun activities Mrs. Eichholz has planned for us!

"Eye Rap" sing to the tune of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

“Eye Rap” by Mahli and Athasi (sing to the tune of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”)

5th Grade Works on Mimizu Puzzles and Genius Hour

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Mahli.  Aiden was our photographer. If you are interested in trying your own Mimizu puzzles, you can check out this link or this one.

We started off our day with learning about Beethoven and his idea on how fast music should actually go. Then, we had a whole hour of excitement which is also known as Genius Hour. Later while some kids were doing mimizus others were beta testing a really exciting game called Rush Hour Shift.  Today was a great day.

5th Grade Works on “Hexagonal Thinking” for The Giver

Today’s blog post was written by Mahli.  The photographs were taken by Mrs. Eichholz and Devlin (our regular photographer was absent).  Mahli included the quote below in the blog post she submitted.  It’s definitely food for thought!

Today in G.T we had a lot of fun. We started out our day with genius hour. With our Genius Hour  projects we are trying to think of ideas  to make the world a better place. After Genius Hour we participated in a twitter chat and gave shout outs to amazing one of a kind teachers. Later we had some fun with the Giver and made connections with specific words than mean a lot in the Giver. We ended our day with some really fun brain games.


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5th Grade Discusses The Butter Battle

Our blogger, Mahli, forgot to mention our fabulous discussion about Dr. Seuss’ book, The Butter Battle.  I was super-impressed by the insightful comments given by the students, comparing it to the Cold War and to our most recent piece of literature, The Giver.  Aiden was our photographer this week.

Today in G.T we started off with Genius Hour where we pick what we want to learn about and present it in the best most fun ways possible. After, we learned about Pi. If you want to see some of the other  things we are doing class check out all of Mrs. Eichholz’ amazing posts. I bet you’ll learn something new!


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3rd Grade Imagines Themselves as Leprechauns

Thanks to Cristian, our 3rd grade blogger, and Alexa, our photographer, for this week’s post!

Today in class we finished Billibonk. and it taught us not to solve the problem first thing. We also did some research on our project, recycling. We went to all these different websites on recycling. Also, we had indoor recess, so we played on an iPad game called Osmo. We even minimized ourselves to leprechauns and shared with class what we would do if we were leprechauns. Last of all, we did another Hands- On- Equation worksheet.

4th Grade Celebrates Pi Day

This week’s 4th grade blogger is Trent and our photographer is Nathan.  For more Pi Day resources, you can check out this link.

This is my second blog post and like the first one, I am here to tell you about the wonders of fourth grade G/T. First, we learned about Pi day, which is ironic because it is 3/14/15 ( Pi = 3.14159 and so on). After that, we did “Mind Maps” on brain pop. Then, the class watched a fun mile of Pi video. Then we found a link on Pi birthdays and did that for a few minutes . The next thing we did was Pi-lish poetry and Pi sudoku. Trust me when I say Pi-lish poetry is harder than it looks. Next, we all finished our Fibonacci art. Finally, we researched for Genius Hour . Stay tuned for more exciting news on the wonders of fourth grade G/T.

Interesting fact, Pi day is Albert Einsteins Birthday!


5th Grade Learns About the Origins of The Giver

Jordan wrote today’s blog post and the photographs were taken by Deuce.

Today in GT our first task was to take a test for middle school classes. Specials followed the testing. When we returned Mrs. Eichholz read us “memories of Lois Lowry’s past”. We then discussed how they related to The Giver. We then started Genius Hour and one group Skyped their professional for their project. Another group looked online and finally found their professional. The last assignment we completed was problem solving stations. It was a little chaotic, but everyone was enjoying themselves. Today was fun and I can’t wait for next week!!!