This semester, fifth graders have been learning to code in Python (they are using Replit, an online programming environment, so that their projects are portable. Each fifth grade class made a quiz for Women’s History Month. Press the green “Run” button on either Replit console below to see how well you score!
Last semester, the fifth graders’ first big project was to build their word processing and research skills and create an 24-hour layover itinerary. We asked them to imagine that they had a 24 hour layover in a randomly chosen global city. They had to find three fun things to see/do while they were there and map out the locations to make sure that they had enough time to get back to the airport to catch their flights out. Students had to do Internet research, pull images from the web, insert those images into their documents and format them so that the text flowed around the images. They were asked to find a map and place a star on the map to show the location of their city . They then plotted their routes on google maps and screenshot and inserted that map into their itineraries. Fifth graders did great research and made excellent documents. There are a few samples below.