5th Grade Science/Social Studies

Friday, August 6:  meet the teacher/students
Monday, August 9: 
quiz students about what they learned about the classroom; how a classroom should be activity; get to know you activity
Tuesday, August 10:
About Me activity
Wednesday, August 11:
Find Someone Who activity; word search
Thursday, August 12:
set up computers and deleted old bookmarks 
Friday, August 13:
bookmark important sites
Monday, August 16:
Science: learning how to read charts
Homework: "Average Maximum Yearly Precipitation" chart
Social Studies: no ss 
Tuesday, August 17:
Science:  controlled experiment (how different materials affect the bounce of a ping pong ball)
Homework: will finish in class tomorrow
Social Studies:  no ss
Wednesday, August 18:
Science:  engineering design process with balloon rocket activity
Homework: finish tomorrow
Thursday, August 19:
Science:  students will have 10-15 minutes to make sure their rocket works and share their design with the class
Homework:  no homework
Friday, August 20:
Science: evolution of technology
Homework:  (in class) students were given a technology to draw, color, and explain how they have evolved over the years [students will present to the class on Tuesday]
Monday, August 23:  Benchmark testing
Tuesday, August 24: 
Science: present research on a technology that has evolved over time
Homework: no homework
Wednesday, August 25:
Science: p.104-105 what is matter, volume
Homework:  Exit Ticket--what is the difference between matter and volume? (send a private message to me in Teams Chat)
Social Studies:  read about the Paleo-Indian Period (**What is the name of a Paleo-Indian settlement in TN? **Why did they settle by waterways and how do archeologists know that they did? **What kind of life style did they have?)
Homework:  no homework
Thursday, August 26:
Science:  review matter and volume; discuss mass and physical properties of matter
Homework: draw and color a picture of matter and explain its volume, physical properties
Social Studies: read about the Archaic Period (**How did the way they live differ from the Paleo-Indians?
**What were some of the new inventions they created? **How did they change over time?)
Homework:  no homework
Friday, August 27:
Science: p.106-107 other properties of matter--temperature, volume, mass, density
Homework:  Exit Ticket--why do some objects have a greater mass than other objects?  (send a private message to me in Teams Chat)
Social Studies: review Paleo-Indian and Archaic Period
Homework:  ven diagram on the first two Indigenous Groups of TN (if not finished in class)
Monday, August 30:
Science:  mass in matter p.108-109
Homework:  no homework
Social Studies:  no ss
Tuesday, August 31: 
Science: adding energy to matter p.110-111
Homework: no homework
Social Studies:  no ss
Wednesday, September 1: 
Science: adding/taking energy from matter lab
Homework: Exit Ticket--what happens to the temperature while matter is changing phases?
Science IXL 5th Grade C1 & 3... due Friday
Social Studies: read about the Woodland Period (**What new technology did these people create?
 **Because they settled in one place, they began forming tribes and had leaders called _________. What did these leaders do and who helped them?  **Why did they make mounds? What two sites are mounds of the Woodland people in TN?)
Homework: no homework unless the questions above were not finished during class
Thursday, September 2:  no school--sick day
Friday, September 3: no school--sick day
Monday, September 6:  no school
Tuesday, September 7:
Science: review
Homework: worksheets p.114-116
Science IXL 5th Grade C1 & 3... due Today
Social Studies: read about the Mississippian Period (**Make an inference: how do you think they got their name?  **Where is a Mississippian village in Tennessee?  **How did the tribes protect themselves?)
Homework: no homework unless the questions above were not finished during class
Wednesday, September 8: 
Science:  grade work from Tuesday
Homework:  no homework
Social Studies: review the Woodland and Mississippian Periods and make up work afterward
Homework: Exit Ticket--1) what activity do the Woodland and Mississippians have in common?  2) what is one way Mississippians are different than the Woodlands?
Thursday, September 9:
Science: brainpop video over physical changes and p.122
Homework: Exit Ticket--give an example of a physical change and tell why its a physical change
Social Studies:  Indigenous Settlements in TN worksheet over Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, & Mississippian Periods
Friday, September 10:
Science: chemical changes p.123
Homework: Exit Ticket--give an example of a chemical change and tell why its a chemical change
Social Studies: grade work from Thursday; discuss group presentations for next week and think about props
Homework:  no homework
Monday, September 13:  Soy Test
Science: no science
Social Studies: can use https://tnmuseum.org/ to look up pictures for presentation
Tuesday, September 14:
Science: physical and chemical changes Quizizz
Homework: no homework unless Quizizz isn't finished
Code for Rooker: 47482638
Code for McCormick: 06698766
Code for Flowers: 32169742
Social Studies: read and discuss where the name Tennessee came from and the Cherokees and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*Where did the name of our state come from? 
*Which tribe was the largest?
*What were some of the jobs of men and women of the Cherokee tribe?
*Explain the chiefs of the Cherokees?
*How many clans of the Cherokee tribe was there?  Whose clad did a child belong to?
*Tell me one more interesting detail about the customs of the Cherokee.
Homework: Exit Ticket--what was the Yuchi word that the name of our state came from?; work on props for your Native American tribe presentation; can look at this
Wednesday, September 15:
Science: mass/volume of bottle; matter expanding p.125-125
Homework:  no homework
Social Studies: read and discuss the Chickasaw, Creek, and the Shawnee and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*Which tribe didn't live in TN, but did claim lands in TN for hunting?
*What is the Chickasaw tribe known for when raising their sons?
*Which tribe had a settlement near Chattanooga, TN?
*Who was the Creek's biggest enemy? Why do you think this is true?
*What tribe lived near present day Nashville, TN?
*What group of people influenced their style of clothing?
Homework: Exit Ticket--Why do you think the four main tribes in TN had so much conflict between each other?
Thursday, September 16:
Science: conservation of mass; mass and volume p.128-129
Homework: Exit Ticket--give me an example of Conservation of Mass
Social Studies: students will have time in class to talk to their group members on what they will say about their tribe, who will say what, and what will be made and presented to the class
Homework: props if you're making any for presentation
Friday, September 17: 
Science: rate of dissolving or chemical change
Homework: Exit Ticket: Why does it help to place food in the fridge and not leave on the counter? *think about the particles and the rate of change*
Social Studies: work on presentation for Monday
Homework: no hw
Monday, September 20:
Science: worksheets p.132-135 over physical/chemical change, matter expanding and contacting, and how temperature changes the rate of chemical change
Homework: worksheet if not finished in class
Social Studies: present tribe information
Homework:  no hw
Tuesday, September 21:
Science: grade work from Monday
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: begin reading Unit 1, Lesson 3 "Cumberland Gap and Wilderness Road" and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*What was the Proclamation of 1763?
*In your opinion, why didn't it stop settlers from moving west?
*What and where is the Cumberland Gap?
*Why was it so important?
*Who was Daniel Boone and what impact did he have on our state?
Homework: fill out the Who, What, Where, Why chart over The Wilderness Road
Wednesday, September 22:
Science: Unit 3, Lesson 4 Mixtures p.138-139
Homework: draw, color and label a picture that represents a mixture and explain why **properties
Social Studies: Cumberland Gap and Wilderness Road
Homework: The Wilderness Road Timeline (done in class)
Thursday, September 23:
Science: Unit 3, Lesson 4 Solutions p.138-139
Homework: draw, color, and label a picture that represents a solution and explain why... due Friday
Social Studies: Unit 1, Lesson 4 "Watauga Settlement" article--Watauga Compact and Dragging Canoe and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*Who was the first settler on the Watauga River?
*What did the Watauga Compact declare and why was it a model for others soon to come?
*Explain the Watauga Purchase from the Cherokee.
*Who was Dragging Canoe and why was he unhappy about this?
*What did Dragging Canoe and other Cherokees do as a result?
Homework: no homework
Friday, September 24:
Science: separating mixtures p.142-143 (physical properties, sieve, magnet, filter, evaporation/boiling, density [float])
Homework: Exit Ticket--Which substances are easier to separate: substances that have very different properties, such as salt and paper clips, or substances with similar properties, such as salt and sugar? Why?
Social Studies: finish the "Watauga Settlement" article-- John Sevier and Nancy Ward and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*Who was John Sevier and what role did he play?
*Who was Nancy Ward and what impact did she have?
Homework: no homework
Monday, September 27:
Science: worksheets p.146-150
Homework: worksheets if not finished in class
Social Studies: Unit 1-Midlesson Quiz in Quizizz
Homework: no hw
Tuesday, September 28:
Science: grade work from Monday
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: read "Cumberland Settlements" article and highlighting the following questions answers in the article
*Who wanted to make a settlement in central TN and hired people to survey it for him?  Why do you think he wanted to do this?
*What did that area come to be called?
*Who led a journey on land to get to the area?  What struggles did he and his group face?
*Who led a journey by water to get to the area?  What struggles did he and his group face?
*What was written after they all arrived and what was its purpose?
Homework: Exit Ticket--explain what you think was the most difficult obstacle the settlers faced when founding the Cumberland Settlements and why you think so
Wednesday, September 29:
Science: unit 3, lesson 5 digital lab over what temperature dissolves matter faster and the speed of change while stirring
Homework: Exit Ticket--what did you learn from the lab? --kinds of sugar; temperature of water; stiring?
Social Studies: finish reading "Cumberland Settlements" The Battle of the Bluffs and answer the following question
*What happened at the Battle of the Bluffs?
Homework:  Advantages and Disadvantages of founding the Cumberland Settlements
Thursday, September 30:
Science: review for science test
Homework: study for test 
Social Studies: grade Advantages and Disadvantages of Cumberland Settlements
Homework: no hw
Friday, October 1:
Science: Unit 3 test in Schoology
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: when students finish science test, they will read "Tennesseans in the American Revolution" article and answer the following questions by highlighting in the article 
*Who were the Overmountain Men?
*Where did these men come from and why did they rally together?
*What style of fighting did they know well?
*After they met up at Sycamore Shoals, where did they go and why?
*Who was the British officer in charge who stationed his troops at the top of Kings Mountain?
*Explain what happened during the battle and its result?
*What are some reasons that the British lost this battle?
*Why was winning this battle so important to helping the U.S. win the American Revolution?
Homework: no hw... will finish this on Monday
Monday, October 4:
Science: no science
Social Studies: we will discuss in class the article that the students read on Friday and the questions that go along with it
Homework: "Battle of Kings Mountain" chart if not finished in class
Tuesday, October 5:
Science: no ss
Social Studies: review Unit 1: TN Before Statehood
Homework: test tomorrow
Wednesday, October 6:
Science: no science
Social Studies: Unit 1: TN Before Statehood test
Homework: no hw
Thursday, October 7: work on missing assignments
Homework: no hw
Friday, October 8: practicing safety drills
Monday, October 18:
Science: push and pull forces p.172-173
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: Unit 2-Statehood and Early TN History; Lesson 1 article "Lost State of Franklin"
Lesson 1 - 5.33 - Lost State of Franklin.pptx --questions can be found on slide 6
Homework: questions found in the PowerPoint for the article if not finished in class
Tuesday, October 19:
Science:  gravity and friction p.174-175
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: go over Lesson 1 as a class from Monday
Homework: "What's the Order?" assignment if not finished in class
Wednesday, October 20:
Science: balanced/unbalanced forces p.176-177
Homework: can begin assignment over Force and Motion (drawing/coloring a picture and explaining each type of force and motion)
Social Studies: grade assignment from Tuesday; Lesson 2 article "Southwest Territory" 
Homework: questions if not finished in class
Thursday, October 21:
Science: class time to work on Force and Motion assignment from Wednesday
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: finish or begin Lesson 2 article "Southwest Territory" (questions above on Wednesday)
Homework: no hw
Friday, October 22:  Field Trip
Monday, October 25:
Science: more/less mass p.178-181
Homework: drawing/explanation assignment that was given on Wednesday to finish the lesson... due tomorrow
Social Studies: Lesson 3 "Tennessee Becomes a State"--we'll read the first two topics of the article
Homework: finish questions if not finished in class
Tuesday, October 26:
Science: Unit 4 Lesson 1 worksheets p.186-188 (can use notes or textbook p.172-181)
Homework: worksheets
Social Studies: finish Lesson 3 "Tennessee Becomes a State"
Homework: no hw
Wednesday, October 27:
Science: grade work from Tuesday
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: Lesson Outline with Lesson 3 article
Homework: outline if not finished in class
Thursday, October 28:
Science: net force
Homework: Quizizz Net Force
Rookers code: finished in class
McCormicks code: finished in class
Flowers code: 3864 1281
Social Studies: grade work from Thursday
Homework: no hw
Friday, October 29:  Halloween Party!
Monday, November 1:
Science: Unit 4, Lesson 2 digital lesson on how force/mass affects distance traveled
Homework: Exit Ticket--Explain what you learned about how force/mass affect distance traveled
Social Studies: no ss
Tuesday, November 2:
Science: Inertia; if time, Force and Motion review questions
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: Unit 2, Lesson 4 "War of 1812 & Battle of Horseshoe Bend"
Homework: Exit Ticket--How did TN get its nickname "The Volunteer State" and why do you think so many Tennesseans volunteered when they were asked to fight a battle so far from home?
Wednesday, November 3:
Science: no science
Social Studies: finish Lesson 4
Homework:  draw a picture of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend with partner (will be given more class time Thursday to finish)... instructions on slide 8 of ppt
Thursday, November 4:
Science: review for Unit 4 test
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: finish working on picture of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Homework:  no hw
Friday, November 5:
Science: Unit 4--Force & Motion test
Social Studies: students can work on the paragraph about their picture of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend after science test
Monday, November 8:
Science: Unit 5--focusing on physical adaptations
Homework: Exit Ticket--Where can we find physical adaptations?  List the 6 physical adaptations.  
Social Studies: finish paragraph about the drawing depicting the Battle of Horseshoe Bend... instructions can be found on Wednesday, November 3
Tuesday, November 9:
Science: review physical adaptations; make a list of 10 different physical adaptations of certain animals
Homework: IXL 5th Grade M1, M2, M3 due Friday
Social Studies: no ss
Wednesday, November 10:
Science: behavioral adaptations... watch video starting at the 2:30 mark
Social Studies: no ss
Thursday, November 11: No School
Friday, November 12: Thanksgiving Lunch
Science:  physical and behavioral adaptations Quizizz
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: no ss
Monday, November 15:
Science:  draw and color your own animal and show/explain 4 physical adaptations and 1 behavioral adaptation.  Due Wednesday.  You can find examples of assignment in your Science Team.
Social Studies: Unit 2, Lesson 5 "The Impact of Andrew Jackson"
We will focus on "Jackson Purchase" and "Indian Removal Act"
Tuesday, November 16:
Science: Heredity p.250... inherited traits, genes
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: "Treaty of New Echota" & "The Trail of Tears"
Homework: Exit Ticket--Explain the impact Andrew Jackson's presidency had on the American Indian population: include the Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, and the Treaty of Echota.
Wednesday, November 17:
Science: Punnett Squares; dominant and recessive traits p.252-253
Homework: Exit Ticket--explain the difference between a dominant and recessive trait
Social Studies: Unit 2, Lesson 6 "Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary"
Homework: read lesson 6 and find the answers to the questions
Exit Ticket-- 1)Who wrote the Cherokee Syllabary? 2) What impact did the syllabary have on the Cherokee?
Thursday, November 18:
Science: practice filling out and reading punnett squares
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: discuss "Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary
Homework: Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary worksheet
Friday, November 19:
Science: creating a monster using dominant and recessive factors
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: grade worksheet
Homework: no homework 
Monday, November 22:
Science:  Unit 5-Organisms and their Traits review; finish monster activity
Homework:  monster activity if not finished in class
Social Studies: no ss
Tuesday, November 23:
Science: Unit 5-Organisms and their Traits test
Homework: no homework
Social Studies:  no ss
November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 29:
Science: 4-H science experiment with washing hands
Social Studies: Unit 2, Lesson 7 "The Battle of the Alamo"
Homework: read "David Crockett" and find answers to questions on slide 6
Tuesday, November 30:
Science: types of fossils, how they're formed, what fossils can tell us p.272-273
Homework: Exit Ticket--why do you think an organisms bones being buried under sediment is the most common way for an organism to become a fossil?
Social Studies: review "David Crockett" and read about "Sam Houston"
Homework: no hw
Wednesday, December 1:
Science: 4 types of environmental changes in TN, what organisms became extinct at the end of the Ice Age and why, what do scientist believe caused the extinction of the organisms p.274-275 
Homework: Exit Ticket--would it be possible to find a fossil of a trilobite (the first ocean water organism) in Livingston and explain
Social Studies: discuss "Battle of the Alamo"; questions on slide 6
Homework: students will write a "journal entry" as if they are either Sam Houston or David Crockett; in your journal entry, be sure to:
•    Write in first person
•    Include a date
•    Include at least three facts from the text (Lesson 7 article)
•    Make sure I can tell which time period of their life you are writing about
Thursday, December 2:
Science: no science
Social Studies: Unit 2, Lesson 8 "Manifest Destiny"--slide 6 for questions
Homework: Manifest Destiny worksheet--pros and cons & a paragraph about your opinion on Manifest Destiny
Friday, December 3:
Science: no science
Social Studies:  Unit 2 review--test Monday
Social Studies (for the week)Unit 3--Tennessee in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Students should read a lesson a day.  To help them answer test questions, they can find the answers to the questions that can be found in each lesson slide below on p. 6.  Unit 3 test will be due Tuesday, December 14.
Monday, December 6:
Science: how fossils can give clues from the past p.276-277
Homework: no hw
Social Studies: Unit 2 Test in Quizizz
Tuesday, December 7
Science: how have elephants and fish evolved over time, living fossils, and environment change p.278-279
Homework: Quizizz Unit 6, Lesson 1 Review if not finished in class
Wednesday, December 8: MOY testing
Thursday, December 9:
Science: relative age and describing the age of rock layers p.286-287
Homework: no hw
Friday, December 10:
Science: IXL 6th grade S2
Homework: above if not finished in class
Monday, December 13:
Science: Unit 6 Test in Quizizz; notes and textbook are allowed
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: Unit 3 test due tomorrow
Tuesday, December 14:
Make up work
Wednesday, December 15:
build a 3D tree
Thursday, December 16: Christmas Party
Friday, December 17:  No School
Christmas Break: December 20-January 2
Monday, January 3:  no school
Tuesday, January 4: Snow Day
Wednesday, January 5:
Science: students will begin creating their "Unit 7: the Solar System & the Universe" journal 
Homework: no homework
Snow Days January 6-7
Monday, January 10: 2-Hr Delay
Science: finish Unit 7 journal
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: pass out Unit 4 packets
Homework: no homework
Tuesday, January 11:
Science: solar system, planet, axis, orbit shape, order of planets p.312-313
Homework: Exit Ticket--Type the planets in order... remember to think of our way of remembering the order
Wednesday, January 12: benchmark testing
Thursday, January 13:
Science: Inner Planets p.314-315;
Homework: test tomorrow over the order of the planets
Social Studies: Unit 4, Lesson 1 "Industry in the South" Growth of Industries in the South and The Railroad Industry
Homework: students read The Lumber Industry and The Mining Industry and highlight/underline answers from questions found in the PowerPoint above on slide 6
Friday, January 14:
Science: test over the order of the planets; characteristics of each Inner Planet p.314-315
Homework: no homework
Monday, January 17: no school
January 18-21: snow days/sick days
Monday, January 24:
Science: review solar system, movements of planets, and inner planets; learn about outer planets as a whole and individual characteristics p.316-317
Homework: Exit Ticket--two things we learned about the outer planets
Social Studies: read lesson 2 "Life on the Great Plains" and highlight answers to the questions found on slide 6 of each powerpoint (there are two; lesson is split into two days)
Homework: Lesson Summary for Day 1 and Day 2 worksheet due Wednesday
Tuesday, January 25:
Science: review game over the characteristics of each planet
Homework: test tomorrow
Wednesday, January 26:
Science: Planet Characteristics test in Quizizz
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: go over Lesson 2 and grade assignment
Homework: read lesson 3 "The Gilded Age" and do The Gilded Age Quiz worksheet due Friday
Thursday, January 27: 
Science: learning to read a chart comparing planets (whole class)
**Chart can be found in students Science Teams
Homework: Planet Project sheet if not finished in class
Friday, January 28:
Science: reading a chart to compare planets; Table of the Planets chart
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: check The Gilded Age Quiz worksheet
Homework: no homework
Monday, January 31:
Science: grade the Table of Planets chart from Friday; students will use the rest of class period to work on missing assignments
Tuesday, February 1:
Social Studies: read Lesson 4 Labor Unions; discuss working conditions, child labor, strikes; students will do a gallery walk to see pictures of working conditions and children working and write their thoughts, questions on a sheet of paper for others to read or answer
If time, we will learn how to make PowerPoints for an upcoming assignment
Homework: no homework
Wednesday, February 2:
Social Studies: students will work in groups making a PowerPoint over an inventor and their invention from the Industrial Revolution era. The students resources to find information can be found in Social Studies Teams.
Homework: PowerPoint due Monday
Thursday, February 3:
Science: learn the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites; comets and dwarf planets p.320-321
Homework: draw pictures to show the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites; don't forget to color... due Monday
Social Studies: if time after assignment, students can work on PowerPoint
Friday, February 4:  Snow Day
Monday, February 7:
Science: the rock drawings are due today (students can work on this assignment after they finish their Social Studies PowerPoint)
Social Studies: students will finish working on PowerPoint over their inventor/invention to present to the class tomorrow
Tuesday, February 8:
Science: if time after Social Studies, we'll learn about stars p.332-333
Social Studies: present PowerPoints to the class
Exit Ticket: Which invention do you believe helped society the most and why?
Wednesday, February 9:
Science: finish learning about the stars on p.332-333; learn to read an H-R diagram
Homework: The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram (H-R Diagram sheet)
Social Studies: Lesson 6 article Immigration to America
Homework: students will type a story using the information from the article about their experience coming to America (each student will be assigned a certain island they're traveling to during class: Ellis Island or Angel Island); more instructions can be found in Social Studies Teams
Thursday, February 10:
Science: grade the H-R Diagram sheet
Homework: no homework
Social Studies: work on story for Lesson 6 article; instructions can be found in Social Studies Teams
Friday, February 11: we are observing Valentine's Day today
Social Studies: continue to work on story for Lesson 6 article due Monday; instructions can be found in Social Studies Teams
Monday, February 14:
Science: finish learning about stars p.334-335; discuss spiral and barred spiral galaxies p.336-337
Homework: can begin drawing, coloring, and labeling the first two galaxies discussed in class; can look up pictures
Social Studies: can use class time after discussion to finish story for Lesson 6
Tuesday, February 15: Picture Day... money needs to be in today for group picture (if purchasing one)
Make-up work today
Wednesday, February 16:
Science: discuss the next two types of galaxies: irregular galaxy and elliptical galaxy p.338
Homework: finish drawing the galaxies assignment; due tomorrow
Social Studies: read and discuss Lesson 7--Spanish-American War
Homework: Spanish-American War sheet
Thursday, February 17:
Science: turn in assignment; begin galaxy activity
Social Studies: grade Spanish-American War sheet
Friday, February 18:
Science: finish galaxy activity; review for Unit 7 Lesson 1 & 2 test
Monday, February 21:  No School-- Presidents' Day
Tuesday, February 22:
Science:  test over Unit 7 Lesson 1 and 2 (planets, stars, and rocks)
Social Studies: copy map found on slide 8 of PowerPoint on your map; remember to use two different colors... one for Allied Powers and another for Central Powers--label the countries also
Watch the videos listed below
Wednesday, February 23:
Science: compare size between Earth, Sun, moon; review rotate, revolution, mass and distance, gravity p.346-349
Homework: Exit Ticket--tell me two things from this lesson that helped remind you of something you’ve forgotten or something you learned.  
Social Studies: read Unit 5 Lesson 1 "America Enters World War I"
Homework:  Why America Joined WWI sheet
Thursday, February 24:
Science: Lunar Eclipse p.350
Homework: Exit Ticket--List the positions of the Earth, moon, and sun during a lunar eclipse along with the type of moon phase
Social Studies: grade the assignment from Wednesday
Friday, February 25:
Science: begin drawing a picture that represents a Lunar Eclipse (color and label) p.350; drawing needs to show the umbra shadow, two penumbras shadows, where the moon, Earth, and sun should be in order and labeled and colored correctly
Monday, February 28:
Science: solar eclipse p.351
Homework: draw, label, and color a solar eclipse (remember to look at your instructions to make sure you have everything labeled)
Exit Ticket--explain why it’s rarer to see a total solar eclipse than a lunar eclipse.
Social Studies: students read Unit 5, Lesson 2 "America's Involvement in WWI"
Lesson 2 - 5.12, 5.49 - U.S. Involvement.pptx Slide 6 = questions for article
Tuesday, March 1:
Science: tilt of Earth's axis to cause Polar Night and Polar Day; how stars "move" p.352-353
Videos to watch are listed below: (questions to answer are found in Science Team)
Homework: Exit Ticket--how is it possible for people living close to the poles to experience weeks of sun and weeks of darkness at a time?
Wednesday, March 2:
Science: what causes seasons; tilt of the sun; amount of sunlight p.354-355
Thursday, March 3:
Science: review seasons
Homework: Quizizz Seasons Lesson (if you need a refresher or have been absent), then Seasons HW
Friday, March 4:
Science: moon phases p.356-357
There are three practice Quizizz's to help learn the moon phases (go in the order below)
1) Moon Phases Descriptions
2) Identify Moon Phases
3) Practice Moon Phases
Monday, March 7:
Science:  review moon phases
Homework: Quizizz--Moon Phases HW and IXL 6th GG2
Tuesday, March 8:
Science: review for Unit 7, Lesson 3 test
Wednesday, March 9:
Science: Unit 7, Lesson 3 test
Thursday, March 10:
Science: make-up work
Friday, March 11: Reward Day
Monday, March 21: testing
Tuesday, March 22: finish testing; Quizizz over Punnett Squares
Wednesday, March 23:
Science: reviewing Unit 5: Heredity with the terms found in Science Team
Classwork: task cards found around the room
Thursday, March 24:
Science: review answers to task cards
Classwork: groups are given an organism; students determine the organisms traits by their dominant or recessive genes and come up with physical and behavioral adaptations
Instructions can be found in Science Team
Friday, March 25:
Science: groups will work on project during class
Monday, March 28:
Science: finish group project
Tuesday, March 29:
Science: present projects about inherited traits and physical and behavioral adaptations; if time review fossils--students in each group will have a relative age of fossils chart and will come up with two questions and their answers
Wednesday, March 30:
Science: each group will do a gallery walk to answer the questions other groups came up with from their own charts about relative age; time permitting we'll discuss tools and what they measure or separate 
Homework: Quizizz Science Tools
Thursday, March 31:
Science: review Unit 3-Matter; we'll focus on solids, liquids, and gasses and what happens when they're heated or cooled; if time allows, we will review physical and chemical changes with a lesson from Quizizz
Homework: IXL 4th grade C2 and C3
Friday, April 1:
Science: Physical and Chemical Changes
Quizizz: #1 Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
Quizizz: #2 Physical and Chemical Changes
Monday, April 4:
Science: Unit 3 Conservation of Mass review; do examples together as a class, groups will then make their own example of Conservation of Mass for students to answer
Homework: Quizizz: "Conservation of Mass"
Tuesday, April 5:
Science: Unit 3, Lesson 4 Mixture and Solution
Homework: Quizizz: "Mixture Vs. Solution"
Wednesday, April 6:
Science: Unit 3, Lesson 5 Rate of Dissolving (3rd period will do Thursday)
Homework: Quizizz: "Rate of Dissolving
Thursday, April 7: 
Science: first two classes will review Matter (physical and chemical changes) while 3rd class will work on Wednesdays lesson
Friday, April 8:
Science: students will watch a video posted in Science Team about Force and Motion and answer questions on a worksheet
Homework: assignment should be done during class
Monday, April 11:
Science: Unit 4-Force and Motion... balanced and unbalanced forces
Homework: IXL 5th G2
Tuesday, April 12:
Science: mass, force
Homework: task cards around the room
Wednesday, April 13:
Science: mass, force, and acceleration; balancing Net Force
Homework: IXL 5th G3 & Balancing Net Force sheet
Thursday, April 14:
Science: Net Force
Homework: Quizizz-Net Force
Friday, April 15: No School--Good Friday
Monday, April 18: TCAP ELA subpart 1
Tuesday, April 19:  TCAP ELA subpart 2-3
Wednesday, April 20:  TCAP ELA subpart 4
Thursday, April 21:  physical science review part 1 on Quizizz
Friday, April 22:  physical science review part 2 & earth science review on Quizizz
Monday, April 25: TCAP Math subparts 1-3
Tuesday, April 26: TCAP Science
Wednesday, April 27: TCAP Social Studies 6th-8th
Thursday, April 28:
Social Studies: Unit 5, Lesson 2--U.S. and TN involvement in WWI
Homework: assignment should be finished in class
Friday, April 29:
Monday, May 2:
Social Studies: students will read Unit 5, Lesson 3 "The Big Four & the Treaty of Versailles"
Homework: Unit 5, Lesson 3 worksheet
Tuesday, May 3:  no school
Wednesday, May 4: AimsWeb testing
Thursday, May 5:
Social Studies: grade work from Monday; give students/groups topics to create a PowerPoint with the given information about their topic from Unit 6.... information for each topic can be found in Social Studies Team
Friday, May 6:
Social Studies: continue working on PowerPoint... information for each topic can be found in Social Studies Team
Monday, May 9:
Social Studies: students will finish their work on their PowerPoint for Unit 6 during class
Tuesday, May 10:
Science: students will pair up and use the engineering design process to create a specific shoe brand design that 75% of their class would purchase; students will also come up with a slogan that hasn't been use before for their brand of shoe to help sell their design
Wednesday, May 11:
Science: students will continue to do research and come up with two designs for their shoe brand before choosing one; will also need to create their slogan
Thursday, May 12: reward/outside day 
Friday, May 13: 5th grade Picnic Day
Monday, May 16: computers and chargers due in 5th grade
Important Dates/Info
Snow Days Left: 3
Sick Days: Sept. 2-3
Snow Days:
Jan. 4,6,7,18,19,20,21
Feb. 4
May 13: 5th grade Picnic Day
May 19: 5th grade field trip
May 24: Last Full Day