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  • Specials Schedule
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    Day 2
    Group 1: PE, Group 2: Mandarin, Group 3: Music 
    Day 4
    Group 1: Music, Group 2: PE, Group 3: Mandarin
    Day 6
    Group 1: Mandarin, Group 2: Music, Group 3: PE
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    If you would like your child to use a personal electronic device at school for educational purposes, please read and sign this document
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Escher fall of the colisseum
Escher's Relativity

Riddle Me This!
Do you like to challenge your perspective? Here's a riddle for you! We will add a new clue every day or so. When you think you've solved the pattern, bring in the next clue to any of the five teachers. If you're right, we'll add it! If you're not, keep trying. If this isn't enough riddling fun for you, there are several  "Easter Eggs" hidden on the fifth grade website. First five students to solve this riddle or find an "egg" get a treat! Happy hunting!

1. You can catch a ball, but you can't catch a Frisbee.
2. You can catch a bug, but you can't get sick.


You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. - Steve Jobs

Cardboard Challenge 2014
After build day 1 the Cardboard Crew has there creations coming along nicely. We are still in need of cardboard and packing tape. If students are in need of special materials for their project they are responsible for bringing them in themselves. We could also use volunteers to help with construction. And if you have a box cutter, even better.
International Dot Day
We hope the 5th graders had a wonderful day of creativity and courage. Thanks to all the families who were able to donate items or donate time (or both).
Forest of Dots  
Design Squad Lunar Lander Testing
Teams of engineers tested their lunar landers and evaluated the performance of their spacecraft using a rubric that helps determine scores for accuracy, damage, and rate of descent.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
Mystery State Hangout - NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!
Can a group of students located somewhere in the world find the location of another other group of students? Tune in to the live broadcast on Monday, August 25 Tuesday, August 26 at 11am PST.
Communicating Science To A Real Audience
Several teachers from Yuma stopped by the 5th grade classrooms last week interested in how we do things at KGA. Turns out a team of scientists/engineers/researchers were conducting their last water bottle rocket trials. This KGA 5th grader explains to teachers the science and design behind her team's experiment.
Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
This year your child will be using Google Apps for Education and Classroom by Google to create, connect, and collaborate on all types of classwork and homework. Each student has his or her own school account to create and store files. Students have access to Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Drawing, and Presentations. They can also use the Google Calendar. They do not have access to Gmail. Each student has 30GB of space to use for school-related work. They are not to store personal files in their school account. Please review their work on GAFE often as we will make comments and post grades on their files.
Students using GAFE  
Students will also use Edmodo as a collaborative workspace as teams are created and connections are built within our school and across the globe. The site is secure and is monitored by the teachers. Students may use Edmodo for educational purposes only and must pay close attention to the quality and type of content they share is this will represent their digital identities. We will work closely with the students as the continue to develop digital citizenship. Please make sure that your child has subscribed to the KGA Team 5th Grade Edmodo group (details are in the Homework/Other Assignments page.
Welcome, 2014-2015 KGA Team 5th Grade!
The KGA Team 5th Grade is looking forward to filling this virtual space with images, video, reflections, celebrations, and information with you this school year. One way to stay in touch with what is going on in rooms B1, B2, and B3 is to check the announcements scroll, the Homework/Other Assignments page and the Daily Reflection page regularly. For a glimpse of, "A Day in the Life" as a KGA 5th grade student and parent, enjoy this video!