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!
Fifth Grade has been working hard on their latest project. . .Diary Of A Pencil. Mrs. Prunier has given us some helpful knowledge to add some facts to our diaries. Our diaries are based on the life of a pencil and the troubles it faces. Also the teachers came up with the idea from the books Diary of a Worm, Spider and, Fly. We interviewed Eleanora Winston on why she put pen as an enemy in her story her thoughts were, “Pens and pencils are complete opposites. A pencil has graphite and clay and a pen has ink. In my mind I just saw them as enemies.” Thank you Eleanora for letting us interview you. Every pencil out there if you are listening you are very smart and we hope you write diaries too!
On September 23, a terrific Tuesday morning, fifth grade was on an adventure for an apple. We ventured out of the 5th grade classrooms and out to the flag pole to meet Mrs. Sulmasy and the Green Team. Mrs. Sulmasy directed us to pick up all the half eaten, bitten into, rotted apples, GROSS!!!!! I think that the whole 5th grade picked up around 60 to 75 apples. Wow! Mrs. Sulmasy said that all the apples were up and off the ground. She announced that we needed to start picking apples. The Green Team set up ladders and had strange poles that had a basket and some sort of claw at the top to grab the apple. The pole could separate into two pieces and be tall or short. That apple picker was a great invention. The ladder made people look 10 feet taller. It was amazing for 15 minutes then the rest was plain old... AWESOMENESS!!!!! After we picked almost all of the apples the Green Team told us that all of these apples were going to be used to make apple sauce for grades K through 8. At lunch the next day the Green Team told us that they made 13 gallons of apple sauce from two 8 gallon buckets. The apple sauce was BOSS!!!!!!!!!
Our fifth grade is learning about the science curriculum at Thomas Prince School. We are learning about the science, technology, and engineering process of STEAM. You may think it’s boring but, it’s one of the most exciting subjects to learn about. The technology and engineering process is first, you have to decide, what is the problem with your object? Then, you must brainstorm ideas and materials. After that, design a diagram and create. Of course, we didn't actually create life-sized models...but there were a few small models. Soon, you test and fix any problems then remake it. Finally, you retest, and of course keep trying if it doesn't work.
Raeanna Deloge was brilliant enough to design her own Harry Potter themed desk. It has a built in wand and quill holder and ink bottle. Inside the desk, there are little flaps against the sides so you can hold your “spells.” There was a string so the “wizards” could carry their desks with them. Raeanna didn’t have to make the desk, she just wanted to for fun. She had done a magical job. Also, Ashlynn and Allison made educational desks after seeing Raeanna's desk. First Allison made a huge desk including a pencil dispenser/pencil sharpener. Then, Ashlynn made a double decker desk with a water bottle holder. In conclusion, everyone had done a FANTASTIC job!
Welcome back to 5th grade science! Introducing the red wigglers, the 2013 - 2014 class pets. The worms are back for us to study. It was too cold at Mrs. Prunier’s house so she brought them to school so they wouldn't freeze and die. The worms will teach us what they eat, what’s an average worms size, and what their cycle is. The worms break down garbage by eating it, then decompose it out as dirt.
As we already know worms are great for plants, so we are going to make a compost tea! It’s a secret recipe, but we’ll still tell you. Step 1: Take one cup of compost and pour it into a bucket. Step 2: Get 10 cups of water and pour it into the bucket with compost. Step 3: Whisk the mixture together until you get a watery blend and make sure that there aren't any chunks of compost. Now you have Mrs. Prunier’s famous compost tea!
Red wigglers eat lots of things, but these are things we feed them… 1. fruit and vegetable scraps, stems and peels 2. egg shells cleaned out and crushed 3. coffee grounds we filter 4. tea bags without staple 5. dry grass and clippings 6. newspaper 7. cardboard 8. potato peels 9. cut banana peels.
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