All of our fifth grade classes will be having a Zoom meeting together on Wednesday, May 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Please check your email for details about this meeting.
Attached is the fifth grade learning menu for the week of May 48. This will be the last official learning menu of the school year; however, students will continue to have access to all online learning platforms throughout the summer. We have not received word yet on when you will be able to come by the school to pick up student belongings. We will keep you informed as we get updates.
All of our fifth grade classes will be having a Zoom meeting together on Wednesday, May 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Please check your email for details about this meeting.
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Identify and sketch the polygon described by the clues below:
Think about your time at Peters. Write some reflections of memorable events from any of those years. We will share these during our Zoom meeting on Wednesday.
Here is today's social studies lesson from the learning menu. Read the information on this page about the Executive Branch of government and take notes in your reflection journal. Then, take the quiz at the bottom of the page.
If you are having trouble reading the article, look for the button at the bottom of the article that will read the text to you. Article: https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_executive_branch.php Quiz: https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_executive_branch_questions.php Learn about types of bridges and build your own! Can you build a bridge that can support a heavy book?
Using your own Legos or any building materials at home, build a bridge that can support a book of yours at home. Create a blueprint first. Send me a picture of what you created. Try building a geodesic dome out of newspaper, copy paper, or straws. How big can you make your dome? This is a project I used to do with my class at the end of each year. We built newspaper domes that were large enough for the entire class to fit inside (the group above will be seniors next year)! For today's math lesson, watch the video below to review polyhedra. Then, learn about nets of polyhedra. Try the practice after you watch the Khan Academy video. Listen/read The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. This is one of my favorite books! Then, look for math around you as you go about your day. Make a list of all the math you saw. If you enjoyed the book, here is the sequel called The Science Verse: There is also another sequel called Seen Art.
Watch this video about The Big Crunch Theory. Take notes as you read.
Imagine you’ve been asked to design a new universe in a laboratory. What will the new universe be like? Will there be gravity? How about solar systems? Write a description of what the universe would be like if you could design it yourself. Solve this place value riddle:
1. It is a fourdigit whole number. 2. The product of its hundreds digit and its tens digit is 6. 3. The product of its thousands digit and its ones digit is 14. 4. Two of its digits are the same. 5. The product of its tens digit and its ones digit is 21. Here is another math problem sent to me from a former student:
Three guests check into a hotel room. The manager says the bill is $30, so each guest pays $10. Later the manager realizes the bill should only have been $25. To rectify this, he gives the bellhop $5 as five onedollar bills to return to the guests. On the way to the guests' room to refund the money, the bellhop realizes that he cannot equally divide the five onedollar bills among the three guests. As the guests aren't aware of the total of the revised bill, the bellhop decides to just give each guest $1 back and keep $2 as a tip for himself, and proceeds to do so. As each guest got $1 back, each guest only paid $9, bringing the total paid to $27. The bellhop kept $2, which when added to the $27, comes to $29. So if the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1? Read the article, Is Playing Video Games a Sport? Make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast sports and video games. Try to include at least five facts in each section of the diagram. Then, write a paragraph stating your opinion.
Did you see the strange clouds in the sky after the storms on Tuesday? They are called mammatus clouds and often can be seen before or after sever weather. This was the sky at my house:
Here is today's enrichment math problem. Warning: I have had students spend an entire morning on this problem!
Place a different singledigit whole number in each empty box to make this equation true. Follow the path but don't forget about order of operations! Here is today's social studies lesson from the learning menu. Read the information on this page about the Declaration of Independence and take notes in your reflection journal. Then, take the quiz at the bottom of the page.
If you are having trouble reading the article, look for the button at the bottom of the article that will read the text to you. Article: https://www.ducksters.com/history/declaration_of_independence.php Quiz: https://www.ducksters.com/history/declaration_of_independence_questions.php For today's science activity, watch this Mystery Science video about the age of the Earth. Click on the bonus gift in the lesson to see some amazing inventions.
What items could you use around the house to make a recycling collector? How many parts of things already in your home recycling bin could you reuse to make it? Read the article, Toys or Treasures? Write at least half a page about your most prized possession. Describe the object and explain how you got it and why it is valuable to you.
For today's math activity, try either these pentominoes puzzles or these tangrams puzzles (or both).
Draw the next step in this pattern. Then, make a table that shows the step number and the amount of stars. What is the rule that connects the step number to the amount of stars? How many stars will be in step 14?
How are these figures the same? How are they different? Write a paragraph describing each figure using math vocabulary. Then, give your paragraph to someone and see if they can sketch each figure based only on your description.
Here is today's social studies lesson from the learning menu. Read the information on this page about Patriots and Loyalists and take notes in your reflection journal. Then, take the quiz at the bottom of the page.
If you are having trouble reading the article, look for the button at the bottom of the article that will read the text to you. Article: https://www.ducksters.com/history/american_revolution/patriots_and_loyalists.php Quiz: https://www.ducksters.com/history/american_revolution/patriots_and_loyalists_questions.php Watch the video below to review order of operations. Then, try this Equato Puzzle. Visit Fossil Park at this web site. Write down some things that surprised you about their findings. If you could rewrite this time period, write a story with this starter: Many experts think an asteroid and its aftermath caused a mass extinction of animals…

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