I had the chance to do a robotics day with my son’s fifth grade class thanks to his teacher. What a smart and well-behaved class! They did some super thinking, programing, troubleshooting, and applied math and they seemed to have fun doing it.
I had not tried to do my whole fifth grade curriculum in one day. It worked well. At a certain point, everyone -kids and teachers – were mentally tired so I switched the end up a bit and the kids programmed their robots to do a coordinated line dance together. Great and fun way to finish up and apply their knowledge!
It was fun to work with these kids I know so well from coaching and just being in our small town together. The school has one class per grade so they have all grown up together in school and out.