Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In an effort to get students to understand the scientific definition of work, we worked together to create homemade butter. Work happens when a force changes an object. The students got to see how their work changed the cream into butter. One student remarked, "this shows how hard work pays off. This is the best butter I ever had!" There is nothing better than an edible science experiment.
Friday, May 8, 2015
On Wednesday, we enjoyed a visit from author Sarah Thompson. Sarah shared her writing process, tips for revising, and shared some of her published books with us. Our favorite part was when she read aloud to us. It is really fun to hear a writer read her own book aloud. Thank you Sarah!
- Mrs. Maxwell's Fifth Grade Class
- I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.