Friday, September 11, 2020

Should Children Be Paid for Doing Chores?? Read on to see what some fifth graders think...

First Week: Done!


We did it! We completed week one of virtual learning. We may have had some bumps in the road and some learning curves with the technology, but this class rocked it!!! 

In a short amount of time, students have worked to navigate between apps on an iPad. They have learned to use a learning management system, Schoology, AND students submitted assignments!

Students showed up for every Zoom and they gave it their all. Our future looks bright and this WILL be a wonderful year!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Learning about America's Regions

Students are working on the following objectives for social studies and science.

  • The student will use geographic research to gather and process information to interpret, solve problems, and construct maps.
  • The student will name and locate specific regions, states, capitals, river systems and mountain ranges in the US based on historical and current topics.
  • Describe and analyze the physical and human characteristics of the region.

Students reviewed latitude and longitude before starting the research!

Students will be constructing a map including the following:

On the USA map independently complete the following in pencil first.


Outline the states in your region.

Label the state names in your region.

Label the city names in your region and identify with a STAR.

Include the most important river system in your region. (Consult a map or atlas) Draw it in the region and label it.

Include any mountain ranges, using the appropriate symbol and label. 

Create a key to the map in the lower corner and be sure to consult a map or atlas to represent it correctly.

Identify and label the following on your map after you consult a map or atlas:
  • Great Lakes
  • Mississippi River
  • Missouri River
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Great Plains
  • Mojave Desert
  • Grand Canyon
  • Glaciers in the United States

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Civil War Food Tasting

Thank you to our trusty volunteer, Mrs. F, the class got to taste hardtack and President Lincoln's favorite cookie recipe. Students actually did not mind the hardtack as much as one might think! They were encouraged to use their back teeth!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Beach Simulation