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!
Today is Turkey Day! All the kids in 5C's and 5P's classes celebrated Turkey Day by reading a book about how animals helped during a disaster, but in the end Turkey helps the most. We all thought of the themes of the story and wrote it down. Some of the themes we came up with were: cooperation, teamwork, loyalty, and courage. The name of the book is ''How Turkey Saved The People''. This story is based on a legend from the Navajo.
Today we learned a new way to write. Our teachers went to a class to get new ideas about teaching writing called John Collins Writing. We did one of the new ideas today in our writing about a new book called the "The Turkey's Gift to the People". The book is based on animals trying to survive a flood and the turkeys bring seeds to grow plants when the flood passes. Our writings are called type 2 writings. We had to state in our writing what we think the theme is and give two examples from the text one example of the writing is this. I think the theme of the story is perseverance because the animals tried and tried to find a safe spot to wait out the storm and to fit every animal in they had to try and they didn't give up and Mrs. and Mr. Turkey gathered as many seeds as possible and didn't give up until they did.
In math class, fifth grade students are learning an easy new way to solve division problems. It looks a bit like a graph, and this is how you do it. You start out with a graphing paper, and you draw a rectangle with the horizontal sides longer than the vertical ones. Say the problem is 608/16. First you print the problem on top so you don't forget the problem. You put the divisor of your problem on the left side of the rectangle, separating the ones and tens, putting the tens on top and the ones below the tens, and put a horizontal line separating the middle of the rectangle. 10 should be above the horizontal line and to the left, and the 6 should be below the ten. Put vertical lines lon the graph leaving enough space for you to write.Then, you put how many times think it would go in. After that you first multiply the number by the ten. In this example you would probably want to start with 20. 10x20=200 then you add that to 6x20=120 which would give you 320. Put the answers in the graph where the numbers that you multiplied cross. Then you draw a vertical dividing your numbers from the other part. After that you do the rest of the problem until you get your answer, which is in this case 38. To get your answer, add up the numbers above the graph.
Many things you may think you know about owls are probably myths. On October 31st, we learned what these myths are and we uncovered the truth behind them. We created interesting posters that showed why people believe that particular myth, what the truth is. We shared these myths with each other in both of our classes. It was interesting to learn all of the many different myths, the 5 myths we learned were, owls hate water, all owls are nocturnal, all owls live in the woods, owls can see in complete darkness and, male and female owls are identical. I always thought these myths were true and it was fun for my classmates and I to learn the truth.
Do you know what an owl is? Owls are fierce feathery birds. Their colors vary from brown, gray, white, and also black. They have sharp talons and meat ripping beaks. An owl's size can reach up to 33 inches or as tiny as 5 inches. A owl's personality is predator style with their meals reaching as big as a skunk. Owls come in many diferent shapes and personalities .They also come with different stories from people before, such as the Native Americans. On October 31, we learned about owls and listened to legends of owls. An Audubon woman taught us about owls.She showed us the different types of owls, their callings and how they communicate . It sounded really cool on the radio. Owls can also make different sounds that mean different things. Some examples are: mating calls, warnings, also a stress call, and a food calls. Owls are incredibly important animals on Earth because without owls our animal population(skunks, squirrels, mice,snakes, and other small animals) the animal population would be increasing by the second.The owls of the world are: the snowy owl, elf owl, long eared owl, short ear owl, great gray hawk owl, the barn owl, the screech owl, the burrowing owl, and many more. These are the owls of the world, and this is how important owls are to us.