What happens after students learn how to complete simple, series, and parallel circuits? They perform an operation to remove candy hearts, of course! Students spent several weeks learning the components of a circuit, then as a culminating project created a working circuit that is similar to the game of Operation! The end result was 5 working circuits and 24 excited students!
A few months ago my class collected cans for the 11alive Canathon, then created a “Cantastic Creation.” During this time, I overheard students discussing ways they could help others in need. What?!!! Yes, 5th graders looking for ways to make a difference! I quickly reached out to an organization in Atlanta called Restoration Atlanta, which provides shelter for hundreds of women and children. They invited us to come down to The City of Refuge and participate in a service project. What an amazing experience this was for my 5th graders! They decorated bags with inspirational quotes then made sandwiches for the after-school children. Afterwards, we toured the facility to see just how this organization operates. Thanks to The City of Refuge and Restoration Atlanta for making this a day my students will never forget!