Category Archives: Student Work Gallery

Grade 5 Allegorical Fiction

It’s a good problem to have when a teacher has an overwhelming amount of amazing student work to share.

Here are the collected stories of the Navigate fifth graders. Download, print if you want, share with all far and wide. Read your child’s story. Read every child’s story. There is some amazing writing in here.

I did add my two cents to the foreword. I hope you’ll read my tribute to the kids and the incredible work they have done.

Enjoy!

Figuratively Speaking-Allegorical and Dystopian Short Fiction

Grade 4 Poetry Collections

For someone who makes a living out of words, I have to confess that I don’t have adequate words to express how proud I am of the fourth grade students for their poetry collections. Over the course of several weeks, they experimented with various types of poetry, always trying to use language and line breaks to make powerful writing even more powerful.

Students crafted dozens of poems, then worked to curate a collection based on the strength of their pieces and the overall tone they wished to set. Once they had a sizable body of work, they read their own poems, and shared them with both me and trusted readers in the class to gain a more objective eye.

Click on the collections to read their poetry. Read, print, share, enjoy. And, if you’re so inclined, leave a comment for our poets below. Happy reading!

The River Flows Gently Like a Feather Falling to the Ground by Jaymin C.
A NEW VOLUME OF MAGNIFICENT POETRY by Joyce L.
Flowers by Mia H.
Daydream by Brooke C.
Poems Are Random By Leah C.
Life turns to death by Nicole R.
Nature Poems & Others by Connor T.
The Poe-tree by Alex K.
Peaceful Poetry by- Julia K.
Poetry that Warms Your Heart by Chloe Z.
The Moon and All by Atchaya
Emily M’s Collected Works
The Book of Collected Poetry by Aaron L.
A Poem Collection by Joslyn A.
Collection Of Poetry By Emily L.
Dylan’s Poetry Collection
Super enormous book filled with poems by Harper K

Watsons Story Arc Photo Essay

Students in the Grade 5 Navigate read The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. It was a powerful read! We wanted to capture the spirit of the story in a deeper way, so we created these photo essays. How did we do it?

  • We each developed a set of plot points to summarize the novel
  • We came up with a singular word – an idea, theme or emotion – to summarize each plot point
  • We took our own photographs to symbolize each concept.

Below are the projects from the students. Enjoy!

Rohan’s Photo Essay
Ellie’s Photo Essay
Yoonsol’s Photo Essay
Caroline’s Photo Essay
Ben’s Photo Essay
Anna S.’s photo essay
 Eashna’s Photo essay
Abby’s Photo Essay
Abby’s Watsons story arc
Kyle’s Photo Essay
Darshan’s Photo Essay
Rishi’s Photo Essay
Sammy’s Photo Essay
Matthew’s Photo Essay
Tyler’s Photo Essay
Elan’s Photo Essay
Samantha’s Photo Essay
Kalen’s Photo Essay
Anna M.’s Photo Essay

 

Wrinkle in Time Independent Projects

During our Wrinkle in Time novel study, students pursued topics of independent study related to themes and events in the book. Many students, inspired by their knowledge, completed optional projects to demonstrate their learning. All I can say is WOW.

This work is a product of passion, persistence, and just plain cleverness. If you have a comment or a compliment, please leave a comment below. Thank you!

Learn from Tyler and Rishi about how the United States and former Soviet Union competed with one another during the Cold War in what came to be known as the Space Race. View the time line here.

For a double dose of laughter and learning, watch Ellie, Ben and Anna’s Game Show: “Jeoparda Vinci:” It’s all about the life and times of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. (link coming soon)

For a look into the science behind the way Madeleine L’Engle explains time travel, check out Kyle and Rohan’s work on explaining the dimensions

Dig deeper into scientific discovery, and get ready for some mind-blowing ideas with Kalen and Elan’s look at black holes and wormholes.

Sammy found inspiration in connecting the concept of multidimensionality to the story of A Wrinkle in Time. You can listen to his screencast here. (link coming soon)

Yoonsol found her inspiration in learning more about Carl Sagan, the astronomer and philosopher who made the cosmos and the universe understandable to all.

Want to connect with your inner (or outer) science geek, or just get in touch with your sense of wonder? Look no further than Caroline and Fiona’s collection of Neil DeGrasse Tyson quotes.

Tommy Edison is an advocate for the blind, educator of the seeing, and all-around funny guy. Abby was inspired by his videos. See a couple of photos of her “blind art.”

Wonder if we are alone in the universe? So does NASA. Check out Rishi’s exploration of the search for extra-terrestrial life.