Friday, March 26, 2010

Assignment Sheet March 29-April 1

FIFTH GRADE NEWS
*Report Cards come home on Tueday, Mar. 30th
*Spring Break begins Friday and is from 4/02-11/10

ELA NEWS
We are examining Civil Rights and its effects by reading literature and discussing great people from history.

MATH NEWS
We will begin a new unit on Mean, Median, Mode and Range.

SCIENCE NEWS
We are beginning to get our hands wet with Mixtures and Solutions.

SOCIAL STUDIES NEWS
WE will continue studying about the Cold War Era.

Quote
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cold War

Wordle: Cold War

We are started our new unit today in Social Studies- THE COLD WAR! More info. to come!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Gauntlet- Number the Stars

Here is a link to the Number the Stars quiz. Play as many times as you want!
Username: RobinBrackenJX
Password: gA4t
http://greatamericanteachersclub.com/members/gauntlet/game/213

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Want Candy

As we get ready to take PASS Writing, we want to remember "CANDY!" Here is the power point to help us remember what CANDY is all about!











WWII and Post WWII study guide and test

Study Guide is DUE Monday, March 22nd.
Test will be Tuesday, March 23rd.

1. What caused WWII?
2. Why did the U.S. get involved in WWII?
3. Who are the Axis Powers and the leaders for each?
4. Who are the Allied Powers and the leaders for each?
5. Where were Japanese Americans moved to after the bombing on Pearl Harbor?
6. What is it called when the citizens during the war had to limit amounts of food, gas and other products?
7. What was the most powerful weapon during WWII- who made the decision to use it, and who did they use it on and where?
8. What was the mass murder of Jews by Hitler and the Nazis called?
9. What did women do during WWII and what kind of jobs did they hold?
10. What did children in America do during WWII?
11. How did the role of African Americans change because of WWII?
12. How were countries around the world affected because of WWII?
13. What group of people did the Holocaust affect the most?
14. How was life different for men, women, and children during WWII?
15. What is a relocation/internment camp?
16. What is a concentration camp?
17. Why did most Germans not protest Hitler’s order for mass murders?
18. How did the atomic bomb affect the outcome of WWII?
19. What is pop culture?
20. Explain interdependence and give an example.
21. What were some inventions during the 1950s that affected life?
22. Who are the United States’ most important trading partners?
23. Why was the invasion in Normandy, France important?
24. What is island-hopping and why was it effective?
25. What happened after WWII with political borders in Germany?
26. After WWII, what did America do in Japan?
27. What are the three ways interdependence affects countries around the world?
28. In America after WWII, where did people start moving?
29. After WWII, what types of jobs and service industries were becoming available?
30. Think about each station you went to on WWII day. Make sure you are able to explain the important concepts from each station.
31. Study your map for the Axis and Allied Powers. Know their locations on the map! Use all of your resources from class to study!

TEST on WWII and Post WWII is on this Tuesday, March 23, 2010

**Study guide is due Monday, March 22, 2010. We will go over every answer and clear up anything that does not make sense to you, so you have a clear understanding of WWII and Post WWII. Study Lyrics!!!

I Will Now Write

Tomorrow we will take the PASS writing test. Here is my homeroom singing and dancing to " I Will Write." It it is written to the tune of "I Will Survive", and the lyrics are by Kim Bearden from the Ron Clark Academy.
video

Friday, March 12, 2010

Invention Convention

Here is Graham winning 2nd place at the Bi-Lo Invention Convention out of ALL the 5th graders at the Upstate Bi-Lo Invention Convention! Congratulations!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WWII Heartless



Here is Mr. P's class singing and dancing to "WWII Heartless." (The version that I rewrote to Kanye West's "Heartless" to teach the students about WWII.) They made up their motions, with some help from me, BUT THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Assignment Sheet March 8-12

FIFTH GRADE NEWS
*MAP testing begins this week
*PASS Writing - Mar.16-17
*March 19th is a student holiday.

ELA NEWS
We are continuing Number the Stars. Prepare to become a Secret Scientist this week! One week until PASS Writing.

MATH NEWS
In Elapsed Time we will work on Red Flags with seconds, regrouping, and possible quiz on Wednesday.

SCIENCE NEWS
We will continue learning about the ocean concentrating on its shorelines.

SOCIAL STUDIES NEWS
We are going to be learning about Post-World War II.

SPELLING
1. expensive
2. personality
3. adventure
4. remember
5. valuable
6. anti - against
7. dis - apart
8. hyper - over
9. hypo - under
10. mal - bad
11. antiseptic
12. dislocate
13. hyperactive
14. hypodermic
15. malaria

Quote
NOBODY can do it for you.
~ Ralph Cordiner