Thank you for visiting Hawaiian Elementary School's Fifth Grade Website.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the Fifth Grade educational experience will focus on developing and sharpening learning skills needed to satisfactorily meet grade level standards in academic studies or excel beyond grade level requirements.
Although there is much to learn in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science, this school year will include fun classroom activities with a few field trips planned to give each and every student a lifetime, memorable experience.
To achieve Fifth Grade educational goals, students will utilize hands-on technology to enhance their understanding and exploration of classroom studies.
Joel Garcia's Fifth Grade introduced to ABC Unified School District its first "Open Source" based classroom computer lab in 2008, featuring "Edubuntu" a Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP). The computer lab is an ongoing work in progress using "free/no cost" internet software running on recycled computers. It is now 2017. Although we continue to use a few Linux computers, we have moved on to new technology. We are using Chromebooks which is also a Linux variant supported by our school district. However, the Ubuntu Linux computers are still needed to accommodate Arduino coding software.
The goals of this website are to provide a portal to online learning resources, research activities, and classroom learning materials.
Technical information for anyone interested in building a no cost online computer learning center in the classroom comparable to Mr. Garcia's Fifth Grade online learning lab may be accessed through the page tab above, "Linux Lab".