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Imagination Club is a time on Tuesdays from 11:05 to 12:05 that kids get to do work and work on what they want. For instance, Drawing, or building with building blocks or legos! Sometimes we have a fun assignment like we had to think about what a constitution on mars would be like. You can find it here: http://paulsolarz.weebly.com/student-creations-round-. It is very fun. I did a project on having kids vote on what there favorite Olympic Sport is. The favorite was Track and Field.
This is when you see people helping out in the classroom. When people are using the seven habits in action. When you are helping someone that is like the seven habits too.
In our class we have Jobs. So that we all are responsible and don't sit around all day. Some main Jobs are, Lunch Crate, Laptop Cart Moniter, I Pad cart Moniter, Morning Greeter, and there is many more! And if you are doing your Job you sometimes can get paid, School Money not real money, and you can by things from the School Store with that money. Like Pens or Highlighters. During this time, we have Earned Time, Where it it is basically indoor recess.
When we do Passion Time Projects we sometimes use Google Hangouts with other classes who do it too. We would take turns and share each others' projects and talk about them. We would compliment them ad ask questions about it if we had any. I think it is a very important lesson because it is nice to share projects with each other, get compliments, and questions. It could also even help improve yours in the future.
To set up the end of the year interviews Mr. Solarz has a spreadsheet and you sign up for a day that is good for you to do your interview. Then when it is your day you go to the green screen room and you sit in a chair and Mr. Solarz asks you simple questions about why you liked his learning way and what you learned. Then you are done! It is pretty simple!
In this story, a person narrows down the world to a villiage, of 100 people, and tells you what goes on in the villiage. For instance, 21 of the people would speak Chinese. 61 of the people would be from Asia. That means that there is more people in Asia then then rest of the world combined.
Six Pillars of Character Counts is caring, respect, responsibility, Trustworthiness, fairness, and citizenship. We try to use these skills every day so we can make this place even better! We will use these every day even if we don't even notice it we will use these to help each other and I love it because I could just see how much of us as a family and how much we care for each other!
When we went to Brookfield Zoo, it was very fun and educational. It was interesting and we got to see animals that we wouldn't be able to see by our houses. We had to do 5 videos about the Animals telling about the animal and some facts about its life. It was very fun to eat lunch there and get to see all the animals living there life up close.
I love hands on algebra because our classmates are willing to help each other and not just that but because Mr. Solarz teaches algebra in a fun way by not doing lectures but using little examples and we give it names and instead of looking one balancer and not understanding it we al have our own and see the visual loud and clear. And I love that because Mr. Solarz wants us to learn and make sure t understand and he believes in making it dun but you can still learn! But what I love is that my friends are helping me in a nice and fun way!
21st Century report cards is when we all sit down in a classroom meeting and Mr. Solarz gives us a little talk then he says don't be sad about your grades. He gives us our report cards and we look at them and we look at grades and comments. Then he gives us a packet and we kind of ask ourselves how we have done with leadership and doing first things first and getting everything done.
Our Learning Experiences
These are some examples of the types of activities we do in our classroom throughout the year.