Thank you all for the wonderful gifts you sent in this week! I appreciate all that you do for me and our 5th grade class! I hope each of you have a safe and happy winter break!
Friday, December 19, 2014
Reading: We will begin reading the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. This is a story of an orphan girl, separated from her siblings, and her struggle to earn money to reunite them, along with her struggle for better working conditions in the Lowell, Massachusetts mills. This story ties in with our Industrial Revolution unit of study in Social Studies.
Math: We will continue to work on division with an emphasis on dividing with decimals.
Science: We are moving right along with our landforms unit of study. Students will learn all about oceanic landforms and how they compare to continental landforms.
Social Studies: Students will begin to study the Progressive Era.
Writing: Expository writing- Stepping into a New Year- 5 paragraphs
Please be sure to check the side for all tests and quizzes!
Immigration Day was a huge success! Students were able to rotate through various stations to experience what immigrants had to go through as they entered Ellis Island. A special thank you to Madi for being our class photographer and taking pictures of the class as they participated in each station!
Let's Build Something
Taking the Citizenship Test
Students have also been working hard this week to complete their Immigration VoiceThread project before the winter break! Check out some of our projects!
Immigrant from Mexico - Terry
Immigrant from India - Simran
Immigrant from Scotland - Michaela
We have been busy studying all about weather, erosion, and deposition and how they all work together. To help the students understand WED we went back in time millions of year ago to what the Grand Canyon looked liked before it became a canyon. We discussed how the Colorado River has helped form the Grand Canyon. The students built a replica of a plateau and then rain a river through it to get a better understanding of how the Grand Canyon was formed. Students were able to see weathering, erosion, and deposition taking place! What a great learning experience for the students!
Building our plateau.
Building our plateau.
Watching the Grand Canyon form.
Having meaningful discussions!
This activity really helped students to understand how weathering, erosion, and deposition work together to wear away Earth's surface. They were also able to see how deposition builds new landforms! Be sure to ask you child which new land from they see in the after picture!
Our 5th grade class has joined the Twitter scene! If you are on Twitter and would like to follow us you may do so @ScrivensGators. We are up to 34 followers!