5th graders are doing this math project about geometry. This math project is about working together as a team to build a geometry city. There are many things to do before you can build the city. The first thing that you will have to do is get your permit. To get your permit you will have to take a test about geometry. The next phase of Geometry City is to plan. You have 10 types of cities. After you plan out everything you can build. To build you will have to use graph paper. I am so excited to see what the final product looks like. :);)
On Wednesday, February 22nd, 5th graders went to Camp Erdman. There were a lot of things at Camp Erdman like the Alpine Tower, Giant Swing, Swimming, Ga Ga Ball, free play, Archery, Group Challenges and a Campfire. The Alpine Tower was really scary but at the same time, fun. And if you make it to the top, it had a nice view. If you looked down then you might be scared. When we got to go swimming in the pool, everyone said that the water was cold. We got to use the toys that were there. For example kick boards and noodles. There were three sections of the pool. There was a 3 feet, 6 feet and a 11 feet section. There was also a diving board. If you want to go on the diving board or go in the deep end you had to take a 1 minute swim test. You had to swim to the other side with your head up or down and you had to tread water for 1 minute too. In archery, you got 4 arrows and an arm band. You will then have to have to try to hit the middle. In the giant swing, you would have to be hooked up to a string with a harness. They hook it onto you. And everybody that is waiting has to help to pull the person in the air. They can say how high or low you can go. And when you reached the height you wanted, you could let go of the red strap, and then you will swing. Furthermore, campfire was where all of the groups gather around the fire and do fun stuff. For example, we did skits, songs and charades.
Last quarter we went to the Honolulu Museum of Art. We saw what they used and did in the olden days. For example rag dolls, how they sew, what their house looked like and how they grew crops ( food ). In addition we also saw different games that they used to play such as Bob and Needle and Tops. Bobs and Needle is where you form a circle and pass and stick while bobbing up and down while the person in the middle tries to guess the person that has the stick.
By Jamie and Skyler