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Skyline Discovery Lab Highlights - Fifth Grade

February 2024:


The 3-6 Global Education students have learned about animal internal and external parts to prepare them to virtually design an animal that could survive in an Arctic climate. We will now be using our new LEGO Spoke Prime robots to construct an animal that can move and modify its external parts to ensure it can run fast from predators.

The 5th graders just finished up their projects that were focused on living organisms and how they survive in their environment. They were given a specific topic that they needed to demonstrate using recycled materials and an Ozobot robot. For example, their topic may be to show the things you would find in a healthy ecosystem. This project really allows them to practice some fun engineering skills.



Students researched and presented Water Cycle by creating a fun Tynker coding project. They learned to use different coding blocks like motion, control, looks etc to show evaporation, condensation, rain etc. They also learned how to use different events in programming.



Wayne Thiebaud-inspired Soft Sculpture Desserts using recycled grocery bars. All of these projects will be displayed at our “Earthy Otters” STREAM night, which is why we are focusing on the use of recycled materials.


Physical Education

K-6th grade: February was American Heart Month. To celebrate, students learned and practiced their jump roping skills! Jump roping is an excellent cardio exercise to keep our hearts healthy. Students learned how to do several jump roping tricks, partner jump roping tricks and team jump roping. We also challenged ourselves to jump rope for 1-2- or 3 minutes straight without stoping or making mistakes, or at least 20 times in a row for kinders!


Media Center*

The students learned about the criteria for the Caldecott Medal (best illustrated picture book) and they tried to predict which book would win considering books published in 2023.



Recently we have, among other things, learned the basics of playing the ukulele and how to play a few ukulele chords. We are enjoying singing and strumming along to all sorts of songs.


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