Use the above website to explore different types of dams. We will be building our own too so decide as a group which you would like to try and start to make your building plan.
Multicultural Night is coming up next Thursday, September 20th. Our class will be sponsoring the Mexico table!
We have been learning about non-fiction text features and structures and this wonderful event gives us an excellent opportunity to utilize the knowledge we have gained by researching Mexican culture, history and daily life. We will work together to build our display for the big event. Family contributions to display or give to our visitors would be greatly appreciated as well however there is absolutely no obligation at all. Ms. O’Connell and I will both “work” the table at multicultural night and would love to have some student helpers for the night as well; please email me if your student would like to help out. We would also love to see all of our families participating in this exciting learning event. Hope to see you there, ADIOS!
The Back the Jack Campaign is in full swing and our class is in the lead for 5th grade! Please click the link below if you would like to support our school and teachers.
You may also consider joining us at Sparkles this Sunday for the Great Skate. All ticket proceeds go towards the campaign.
Considering the current weather situation with Hurricane Florence we are looking at flood control in the final part of our constructive and destructive forces unit (test date and study guide coming soon). Below is a link for kids to explore vocabulary and engineering solutions.
Here is another great way to practice math! Each student now has their own personal login and can practice anywhere at anytime that there is internet access.
Prodigy Math Games
We are currently working with place value and understanding adjacent number relationships. Below is a video that explains the pattern we are learning and a link for a learning game.
In reading we have been learning bout nonfiction text features. We created books that taught us all about the disaster of The Titanic. Using the video below students worked in collaborative groups to develop dialogue and present voice overs to tell the story of the night the gigantic ocean liner sank.
We have started looking at the value digits hold within a larger number and will soon incorporate decimals as well. Below are two songs we like to use to help us remember how place and value correlate as well as how the value of a digit relates to the those to it’s left and right.
These songs WILL get stuck in your head…that’s the point though!
All students have been given their unique login and password to practice math skills using games on Splash Math
We practiced logging in today and will use this site from time to time in class. Everyone has access to it at home so feel free to make your own assignments as well!
We will have a quiz tomorrow over PEMDAS (order of operations) and writing numerical expressions.
*students we asked to write this in their agendas yeasterday 🙂
O.3 and O.4 on iXL are excellent ways to practice these skills.