Using this blog, the students in the fifth grade can share the most important learning moments, exciting adventures, and special snapshots of our day. Check back each day for a peek inside our classroom!
The fifth and sixth grade went on their zoo field trip and had a blast! At school, Ms. Crowell assigned us separate groups and each group got a chaperone. At 8:30, we left on our Safari busses. When we arrived at Roger Williams Zoo, we met up with our groups and started our journey! There was a lot to learn in the wilderness. For example, Snow Leopards can jump 50 feet. There were lots of different kinds of animals from flamingos to camels. The best part was we got to go to all different countries without leaving America! We traveled to Africa to see African Elephants, and we visited Antarctica to see penguins. After our amazing safari, we jumped back on the bus and rode back to school! Another great day of fifth grade ended!
A few weeks ago Mrs.Prunier and Mrs.Crowell told the fifth grade students to research an inventor and invention by them, just one, and turn it into a float. Then we needed to write a few certain things by the inventor you chose. First we wrote a paragraph about our inventor, got a shoebox, got pictures from on-line. We had to have a bibliography for the websites we used for the paragraph. We needed to have a 3-D object of our invention and put them together into a float.
All the students in fifth grade did a great job doing their float and worked hard during the process. We had due dates for all of our stuff like we had to know who our inventor was, our notes, and our final project. Then we had to present it to the class. The fifth grade students worked really hard on presenting their floats and all described their invention well. If you want to learn about some inventions, come down to Thomas Prince School and have a blast!!!
On June 5th, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade participated in the math carnival. Each grade created two games, 1 by each class. We split into groups and 1 by 1 visited each game.
Mrs.Cox’s class did geometry attributes, which was set up in front of the gym. For this game you have to travel across the mat, then pick up a shape and place it in the right category. Ms.Graham’s class did fishing for place value in front of the art room. To play, you take a “fishing pole” which is a pole with a piece of string with a magnet attached to the end. You slowly move the fishing pole over two that have numbers from both sides of the fish and then write them down on a slip of paper. After this you either do order of operations or find the radius of the numbers.
After playing the third grader’s games, we moved on to the 4th graders games. Mrs.Powers class did the game 24. You play this game by picking a card that has 4 numbers, one on each side. You have to find a way to add, subtract, multiply and/or divide to create the number 24. Mrs.Chase’s class did Tangrams. To do this you and a partner fit tiles in a shape on a paper, not leaving any white showing within the lines.
Last but not least, we traveled back to our own classrooms; the 5th grade. In Mrs.Prunier’s classroom we split into groups of 5. Then, we tried to throw ping-pong balls into plastic cups. If you got a ping-pong ball into a cup, you take the number on the cup, and place it in the place value that you think makes sense. The goal of this game is to create the largest number possible. In Ms.Crowells’ classroom, we chose partners and played Battleship. To play this last game you mark points on the left coordinate grid. These points stand as your boats. Then, taking turns with your partner, you guess and mark ordered pairs on your right grid, guessing and marking until somebody wins.
To conclude this, everyone enjoyed themselves and learned bunch
of things that do with math.
This week we are going on a shopping spree! As we are preparing for new STEAM learning next year we are choosing different items to help us achieve higher goals in school. Our limit was $750 and we had to have at least four items. After we chose our items we completed a chart of our items, quantity, and price. Later, we picked out, or got a random coupon (one coupon only). then, we added up all the prices of our items to find the subtotal.