Welcome to 2019!! Seems like it has been forever since we have had a full week to post about! Hope you are looking forward to the new year!
5th: With a full week of science we were able to accomplish so much! Students began learning about the classification of living things. Students learned the 8 levels of classification and discussed specific aspects of each of the 5 kingdoms. We then explored the animal kingdom in more detail, focusing on vertebrates and invertebrates. Students learned how animals were classified into different phyla based on physical/behavioral characteristics. Some statistics about the Arthropod phyla they found quite astonishing, check them out in this TED ed. Focusing on the vertebrates in the phylum Chordata we explored the different classes of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish!
4th: This week students explored the relationships between the Earth, Moon and Sun. Students discovered how the moon causes tides on Earth, how Earth’s tilt and the sun creates seasons, and how could further explain why the moon goes though phases. Students were tasked with creating a presentation to show the knowledge they have learned! We look forward to viewing those next week!
5th: Students have been really focused in math this week allowing us to get through a lot of information. We wrapped up our unit on probability with a quiz and moved on to discussing mean, median and mode. Here is a cool music video we watched in class to help students remember the steps to take to determine each in a data set.
4th: We started the week we a review on fractions in preparation for our probability unit. Students examined probability by flipping coins, rolling a die and predicting outcomes based on data. We are also continuing to use IXL and Moby Max to improve our skill!
Looking for another way to support your child in math? Check out Trevvett’s new YouTube channel! Click here to see step-by-step math tutorials and K-5 tips to try at home! We will update with new videos at the start of each new math unit this year.
EVENTS and REMINDERS
for NEXT WEEK
- Monday: 1/14: 5th grade Cell Project Due
- Tuesday: 1/15:
- Wednesday: 1/16:
- Thursday: 1/17: 4th grade Probability Assessment
- Friday 1/18: 5th grade 5.5 Science Summative Quiz
- 4th grade 4.8 Science Summative Quiz
There will be lots of review for benchmarks starting next week. Please make sure you are checking remind for information on packets going home for homework.
4th Math: Feb. 5th and 6th
4th Reading: Jan. 23 and 24
4th VA Studies: Feb. 1
5th Math: Jan. 30 and 31
5th Reading: Feb. 5th and 6th
5th Science: Feb. 8th