Wow. I don’t even know how to start this post. Last week, our fifth graders blew me away. Seriously. They had me in tears, and I wasn’t the only one. I cannot express how rewarding it is as a teacher to see your students excel. I had been so nervous (almost canceled the whole presentation) about their mastery of the material, and they really pulled it together in the end. It’s amazing how much this unit meant to them. This project was so meaningful to them, and they were so incredibly proud while presenting.
For their final presentations, after weeks and weeks of hard work and research (you can read more about that here), we brought all of our posters and research materials into the Klein Classroom to create one giant timeline covering eleven events in between the years of 1954 and 1965. The students remained at their projects as our guests (third and fourth grade classes, visitors, donors, friends, and family) walked through the timeline, stopping at each project to hear more about the event.
This project was time consuming and stressful and made me want to pull my hair out at some points, but in the end it was all worth it. I am one proud teacher. Here’s a glimpse into their final presentations:
Great job, fifth graders!! I am SO proud of you. You are changemakers.