Jonah Geiger checks with Alexis Saatmann on their trait survey.
Exeter-Milligan fifth grade is a fun and unique place to be. Their teacher, Brooke Soukup, notes that “all of them are very creative.”
Their class is focusing on Core 5 this year. Soukup explained, “Core 5 is an app that allows students to work at their own pace and at their specific skill level to develop critical reading and language skills. Our goal as a class is to have every person complete the program by the end of the year.”
In reading, the class just finished The Prince and the Pauper and is starting The Odyssey.
In science, they have been learning about genetics and family traits. The photos here are of the students surveying the different traits they might have including curly hair, attached earlobes, freckles, dimples and hairlines. They also brought photos of their parents to see if they share physical traits with them.
Technology is used every day in the fifth grade classroom. “It is used for little things, like displaying their morning routine every morning and our teacher student games throughout the day. It is also used during lessons, independent work time, and for science and social studies tests.”
Each week the students take turns calling special seniors in their communities to check in on them. These Telecare phone calls are one of the highlights of the students’ week. They recently had a special breakfast with the seniors they call each week.
Above -Jase Luzum and Selah Petersen find some special traits to mark down on their survey.
Below- Trevin Ronne (left) and Carver Kanode find one of their traits a little funny,
Above -Trevin Ronne (left) checks to see if Tucker Svec has a widow’s peak.
Below – The fifth grade classroom at Exeter-Milligan is busy making sure they check with each classmate to survey their traits.
This week’s Teacher’s Assistant is Alivia Luzum. Students in the fifth grade can earn “funds” for their “bank.” One of the special privileges they can purchase is time as the very popular Teacher’s Assistant.
Below – Jonah Geiger interviews Ronald Babula (middle) and Tucker Svec (right) at the same time.
Below – The fifth grade class with their Teacher Mrs. Brook Soukup. Front row left to right: Trevin Ronne, Jonah Geiger, Brett Kallhoff, Kaydence Haase, Kiley Oldehoeft, Ronald Babula (behind) and Jase Luzum. Back row from the left: Carver Kanode, Tucker Svec, Logan Krupicka, Avery Nichols, Mrs. Soukup, Alivia Luzum, Alexis Saatmann, and Selah Petersen.