Kipling Elementary School

Year 3 - Grade 5

Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Spicer teaches fifth grade at Kipling Performing Arts School.  This is her first year in fifth grade, but her thirteenth year in education. She especially loves exploring novels with her students.  She is very passionate about helping each child access the world through rich literature and diverse experiences.

Work Plan

Ms. Spicer's fifth grade students will be integrating music into their solar system unit.  The students will create and perform compositions based on the planets, and they will have to link scientific facts with musical concepts to create a rationale behind their compositions.

Big Idea: Transformation

Inquiry Question: How can we transform ideas into music and music into ideas?

Literacy Question: Using vocabulary from the science unit, how can you describe an object's location in the solar system?

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