What a Range of Fruit Goals, Triangles, Means, Medians, and Modes in Math!!!

The fifth graders in the Gentleness Fruit Stand have completed their adventures in Geometry Land!

We wrapped up our study of geometry by learning about angles, triangles, and their uses.  We LOVED the book, Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland ! The adventures of the little son Radius, as he grows up and becomes a knight were quite thrilling- our best “Sir Cumference” book yet!

We are currently working on  finding the mean, median, mode, and range for a given set of data.  We devised visual configurations with words to help us understand the meaning and use for each type of computation related to given data sets.

In our Bible studies, we are exploring the concept of “The Church as the Body of Christ”.  We have talked about opportunities to Fellowship, Learn, Obey, Worship, and Serve- How the church FLOWS !  We are looking for opportunities to serve, and today we decided to pick up gumballs on the playground.  We are excited about another service opportunity next week that involves the kindergarteners!

We are gearing up for standardized testing next week, so in chapel today, we set a CCA Fruit goal “To do our best on the standardized tests”.  We will share the ways in which we have “bloomed knowledge” this year by doing our best on the tests.  In class this week, we set our own individualized Fruit Goals for  “spiritual”, “social”, and “academic” areas of our lives.

Take a look at some of our pictures from this week involving math on the deck with “triangle flip charts”, Bible study with our Kindles, and a few other highlights from our week.

May God bless.



Up, Up, and Away With Twenty- One Balloons and Much Much More!!!

The fifth grade literacy event was a “flying” success!!!!  We welcomed many parents, grandparents, school board members, and guests, and they joined us for some “soaring” adventures as we shared the things that we learned and discovered during the third quarter of school.

  • We FLEW across the globe as we shared the adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, as he attempted to travel around the world in a hot- air balloon, but became stranded on the volcanic island of Krakatoa.
  • We EXPLODED our model of Krakatoa, and hopefully will be able to share that on video soon.!
  • We  SANG praises to the Lord as we shared our love of history and music by performing our rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God “, written by the leader of the Protestant Reformation; Martin Luther.
  • We CALCULATED and showed  our math expertise with our parents and guests, as we had them enter the world of geometry through “Camelot Circumference Flippers”.
  • We RELATED many Bible verses to concepts taught in our novel, The Twenty- One Balloons, and also shared how memorization of lengthy verses of scripture should be something that all Christians do,and how as Christians, we want to be able to retrieve passages as we live our daily lives and as we witness to others.
  • We TRAVELED around the world through the sharing of our research projects about foreign countries.
  • WE COOKED and ATE international foods from the recipes we researched.

We send out a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who attended our event and shared in our fun!  Here are a few pics:

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