Written by: Lohith, Brady, Emma, and Ben
This week 5th grade is working on renaissance projects in class. We have studied the renaissance period and now we are studying one renaissance person. We are using Smart Notebook 11 to make our presentations and present them to our classmates on Monday and Tuesday. Smart Notebook has a ton of cool stuff to use for our presentations to look better. Some of the cool things Smart Notebook 11 has PowerPoint doesn't have. For example, PowerPoint doesn't have the screen shade. Check out a lesson created by Ben, Cooper, and Gavin to learn about Martin Luther!
Written by: Lohith, Brady, Emma, and Ben
This week in Mrs. Rayls science class we learned about the skeletal and muscular systems. Other 5th grade classes started with other human body systems. Next week we are looking forward to rotating to some different 5th grade classes to learn about the other systems in the human body. We have learned a lot so far in science and many new things this week!
by Matthew.W, Toren.S and Collin .H
In science we are learning about plants. We are broken into groups of two so that we can test different subjects while we change variables that may effect the plants growth. The experiments are:
1. How do plants react to minimal sunlight?
2. How do plants react to being in the dark?
3. Does humidity have an effect on how quickly seeds sprout?
4. How do plants respond to temperature changes?
5. How does fertilizer effect plant growth?
Also we learned about how plants go through the process of photosynthesis. Finally we learned how seeds spread. So far learning about plants has been a great experience in Fifth grade.
By your student bloggers,
Rachel, Macy, Jade, and Charlie
In the fifth grade we have been looking through microscopes at different objects. Our cell project is due December 9th and we have all been working hard on it. Yesterday we got to look at different slides with different objects inside like a peacock feather, human blood, honey bee leg, corn starch, dilation fuzz, and lily pollen. We have been reading, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it has been interesting. Tom and his friends pretend to be pirates and then decide to become Indians. Speaking of Indians in social studies we have been learning more about the Native American tribes. In writing we have been writing children's book with a problem and a solution. In math a few classrooms have done the Maps math test. In others they just finished their unit assessment.
From your 5th grade bloggers,
Halle, Trek, Aidan
There is no doubt that science in 5th grade is the bomb. This week in science we have been learning about plant and animal cells along with microscopes. We have been learning that all cells are made of organelles. We have been learning about different parts of plant and animal cells. We are starting a cell project and the project is all done at home. For the project we have to have a visual of the resemblance, label it, and have a descriptive definition. We have also been learning about microscopes. We had to take a test about microscopes, if you got a 80% or higher you could experience glorious experiments with the microscope's. To those of you who passed, congrats! Science in 5th grade is awesome!
Dylanne, Cooper, Fletcher
In 5th grade this year we have done a Civil War unit in core! Among our classes we split up between North and South and have learned different key parts of our side. We have done sticky note boards to show different facts about each side. We have read different books about the Civil War. We also made slideshows to tell about different battles during the Civil War. This week we started making different newspapers that are supposed to be based off of newspapers during the Civil War times with articles and stories and different updates. We have been very interested in this subject as you can tell. We still have lots more to do with the Civil War! What will happen next?!?
This morning we had our Halloween parade! Our grade included scientists,smurfs, food, pirates, zombies, a peacock, football players, GHOSTBUSTERS, and more! The ghostbusters led us through the school yard, following the younger grades. It was exciting to see everyone dressed in costume as pictures were taken from the sidelines. Afterwards, fifth grade drifted between a photobooth, craft room, snack room, and dance party. Everyone had a blast enjoying time with their friends. Happy Halloween! Have a safe weekend.
This week we watched the Little Women movie after we finished the book. Also we did a website on a character from the book Little Women. This week we started learning about the Civil War. We are starting Civil War novels. We also designed a new and improved wagon to take on the Oregon Trail. We finished our physics unit in science and started a chemistry unit. We are getting closer to our performance for music!
Bethke fifth grade just started the book Little Women. We have discovered new vocabulary, and have worked on our reading and writing skills. This book is about four sisters who have a father in the Civil War. In this book the girls meet a man named Mr.Laurence, and become good friends with him. We recommend this book to students who like to be challenged. In this unit we put down sticky notes to identify important parts or words. We are looking forward to reading the next book!
Thanks for reading,
Brayden, Quinlan, Ava, and Kierra
Bethke fifth grade have been working on their state fair project. The state project is a state we pick and research it to find out more about that state. The steps that we followed were to find out information about the state's famous landmarks, the culture and climate of the state and other interesting facts. We also found out the state bird, flag and tree. We then printed pictures that told the story of our state. By learning this information we gained a deeper understanding of the United States of America. We now know where all of the states are and the capitals that belong to each state. Traveling will be a lot more fun now.
It is now game day and the public is now able to view the posters and teachers are able to grade the posters. Look below to see them for yourself.
Thank you for reading,
Fifth Grade Bloggers-Max, Jay, Sawyer and Kenny
This quarter numerous students will BLOG on behalf of their peers! Keep updated and comment!