On Thursday, March 22nd, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders took a trip to Fort Caroline National Memorial. Our field trip was full of learning about early French settlers and the Timucua Indian tribe. The 4th and 5th graders learned about this time period in Social Studies, so the field trip brought to life all that they learned and more! The students wrote reflections about the trip on their blogs, so check them out!
Last week we learned about a variety of official state symbols. I proposed the following question to the class: What else do you think should be made official by the state?
What if Florida had an official state milk, article of clothing, recreational activity, water bottle or dog? Have you ever considered an official state ice-cream flavor? We had not one, but two suggestions! Some students suggested a change to current state symbols. Check out the changes made to the Florida state flag and the proposed change of the state tree.
Check out the corresponding blogs to see what the class thought! Leave a comment! Let the authors know what you thought of their symbols.
This week in class we started our blog post for Quad Blogging and commenting. For word work we had a test on noredink.com and had a worksheet of a ladder that gives you hints on what to add, subtract, or t rearrange the letters. On Wednesday we received a reading log for reading 30 minute every night.
In Science we made our March Mammal Madness Trading Card and sent them to Mrs. Gutterman and she printed the out. In Social Studies we chose who we wanted to do research on for a biography project we are starting.
This week is Math, we learned about Fractional Parts of a Whole and multiplying them. I like the strategy Ms. Lewis taught us; where we put the whole on top of the denominator and multiply that number by the numerator. Here is an example:¾ of 12 = 12 divided by 4 x 3 = 3×3 = 9We also did word problems where we had to find a fraction out of a whole by using that strategy.
This Week In Math we learned about Fractions of a Set for example
1/4 of 20 = 5 because 5 goes into 20 4 times. We also worked on our Khan Academy recommendations. We also leaned how to multiply fractions.
This week, in Daily 3 we did read to self, word work, and work on writing. In Word Work we learned the correct way to use common misused words such as, know, no, too, to, two, and a lot. We learned that “alot” is not a word just like you would say “apig” or “allama” you don’t say “alot”. We also took some test on noredink. In work on writing we worked on a blog post about school. We are working on this blog post for our quad blogging which is now a tri-blog. We will post our blogs about our school next week so that the kids from the other schools will be able to comment on them. In read to self we read and work on our AR goals.
In Social studies this week are class got split up into groups of 3. Each group had 3 maps of Florida they also had a paper with 20 questions on it 10 were about the physical features around Florida. Physical features are lakes, rivers, and oceans. The other 10 were about population centers in Florida. population centers are places where a lot of are or live.
Hey guys! In social studies this week we worked on our Prezi’s and learned more about regions. Here’s a riddle, how many regions are you in right now? Think about it. The answer is three or four or five because you will always live in a country, you live in a state, inside a state you have a city, you can live in a county, or a special district. The top limit is five regions.
Our country holds 50 states. Each state is a political region. A political region mean people each have their own voting rights. The capital of our country is Washington, D.C., that is where our president lives. Our nation’s capital is called a federal district, It is not part of any state.
As I said before, our country holds 50 states. Our country is split into different regions: the southeast, southwest, west, midwest, and northeast. Did you know that Nebraska is in the Midwest? Did you also know that Florida is in the southwest? In the west there is Oregon, and in the northeast there is Maine.
A city hold a county. Cities are another kind of political region within states. For example, each state chooses a capital city to be on the center of it’s government. In the same way, each city sets up it’s own municipal, or city, government.
And last but not least we have a special district. To organize all these services, people often divide counties and cites into even smaller regions called special districts. Many counties and cites are divided into voting districts, school districts, and police districts. I hope you learned a lot, bye!
By, Elliana T
This week in math we are changing improper fractions into mixed numbers. We also worked on changing mixed numbers into improper fractions. To change an mixed number into a improper fractions, you take the whole number and multiply it by the denominator. After you do that you add the numerator to the number you got when you multiplied the whole and the denominator, you get an improper fraction. To change an improper fraction to a mixed number you have to see how many whole pieces you have in the fraction. For example, if you have 15/5 you have to divide 5 into 15 which equals 3.
by George S.
This week we are catching up on writing our blog post on a couple things like our UNF field trip, our favorite activity and our Prezi about regions. We learned about 3 kinds of there’s: they’re, their, and there. They’re is a contraction for they are. Their means belonging to, it shows ownership. There refers to a place. We had partners to discuss which there to put in different sentences. We practiced on noredink.com and then we took a quiz on all the types of there’s. We also read. Here are some pictures of us working on them and reading.
by Jett S.
In math this week, we learned about mixed numbers. We took notes, worked in our workbook and textbook, and our teacher drew models on the board. We also wrote mixed number math problems. We also did Rocket Math, where we had 1 minute to do 40 problems. We had to do Khan Academy for homework as well.
This week we worked on writing down vocabulary words we don’t know and making trading cards with them. Some of the words I wrote are viscous and clamorous. The book I’m reading is called Sand Dollar Summer.
This week we went on a field trip to UNF Nature Preserve. We went on a mile long hike and learned about two more trees named the cypress tree and a sweet gum tree. The was this long venomous vine called the devil walking stick. The biggest tree they have is a cypress tree and it is 602 years old. We also had a work sheet that showed us the different part of a plant and we had to fill some of it out. At the beginning of the trip are ranger showed us a big fake flower and made us guess the different part and our class killed it (we knew all the parts of the flower)! After the hike we ate lunch and played capture the egg.
In science, we continued to do our research for our animal. In art, we made the pictures. We used WorldBookOnline for the research. We have to look up what place the animal lives, eats, does.
In math we had a test on adding and subtracting fractions. The day after we had a review. On the test we all got 100 percent correct. We all have gotten good at adding and subtracting fractions. After our review we had a subtraction cross word and a division cross word.
This week in Language Arts, we worked on our “My Favorite Activity” writing prompts. What we do is we write down what were writing about, then we come up with reasons we like our activity. After that, we type it on a iPad or laptop and publish it to our blog. We also read for our AR goals. Since this week is the last week of the quarter, we have to hit our AR goals this week. If we don’t hit our goals, it affects our grade.
For Social Studies we did Brain Quest while playing Around the World. A question that was asked was “ What is the largest monument in Arizona?” The answer is “ The Grand Canyon”. Another question asked was “ The democrat symbol is the donkey. What is the republican symbol?” The answer is “ The elephant”. For Science we will do a packet of “How are living things adapted to their environment”.
This week, in math, we learned about adding and subtracting fractions. To add or subtract fractions you have to make the denominator the same for both numbers than you add or subtract. By multiplying the smaller denominator to make it the same as the other one. Then you add or subtract the numerator and the denominator stays the same. Then after you do that you can make it into its simplest form, by dividing by a common factor, then you are done. Also this week we had 3 practice papers one was on adding one was on subtracting and one was on adding and subtracting together.
by Jacob G.
In social studies we are making a Prezi. A Prezi is like an online presentation tool. We are reading about regions around us in our social studies book. We have a organizer. When some important information comes up, we write it in our organizer.
In science lab we are making mammal march madness cards. We are making cards for some of the mammal animal. My mammal animal is a Baboon. We are drawing our animals in art. So together we have a full card!!!
This week in L.A. (Language arts) students worked toward reaching their AR goals. Another thing that we did was writing a story about our favorite thing to do. Some hobbies were dancing, sports, and reading. First we made the outline of the story, and while we were doing it, we were learning how to work in a process. The first thing that we did was that we chose a topic (a favorite activity) then we wrote three reasons why we like that activity. After that we wrote three pieces of“evidence” for each reason. That was the body of the story. Then we had to write the conclusion which was why we liked the activity.
In science, we experimented on mealworms. We put them on black paper taped to white paper and saw which color they went on more times. Some liked black better two or three groups liked black and four or five like white. We also saw what things would make them back up. They backed up from a Q-tip with vinegar on it, a piece of paper,a pencil ,and a flashlight. This experiment was fun.
In social studies, we studied the four main regions. They are economic, cultural, physical and political. We are creating a Prezi. During class, as we read our social studies book we get information from it and add it to an organizer to help us with our Prezi.
This week in math we started fractions. A fraction is a part of a whole, for example: ⅖ + ⅗ equals 1 whole. Another thing we learned in math are equivalent fractions. An example of an equivalent fraction is: 1/3 = 2/6 = 3/9
This week in Language Arts, we did rotations. The rotations were Read to Self, Word Work, and Work on Writing. In Read to self I am reading Holes. It is a really good book and I think you should read it. In work on writing we are all finishing our second narrative. In word work we are making a cross word puzzle with all our Social Studies words. It was really difficult to make all the words match.
This week, in math, we learned how to multiply by ten. The trick is just adding a zero to the end of the number, any number. We also learned how to multiply two digit by two digit numbers.
In Science, we learned about mealworms. Ms. Jaffa said that we can keep two worms. They will turn into a larva, then into a beetle. We watched a video about mealworms. In Social Studies, we took a test today on the United States government and economy. We reviewed earlier in the week. We used our Social Studies books to find the information for our study guide.
by Jacob M.