This week in math, we've been working on fraction word problems, and studying for the module 3 test. We did a fun activity which was a fraction scavenger hunt, and we also completed a study guide. It's been a fun (and sometimes regular) week with math this week. We did lots of studying for homework, in school, and in our free time. Everyone has been working hard towards their goal: doing well on the module 3 test!
In social studies we've been wrapping up our Jamestown colony learning and started learning about the Plymouth settlement. We've been filling in vocabulary charts, Pilgrim packets, and been learning about their history. Everybody has been taking notes in their matrix which will give them information for our upcoming chapter 6 projects! Social studies has been really interesting this week! Mrs. Gestrich has definitely done an amazing job on getting everybody hooked onto the three main settlements- Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth.
In science we've been focusing on mixtures and solutions, which is our current unit. We did a lab experiment on measuring out how many grams 50 mL is, and why you would get 50 grams. We also added salt to our 50 mL of water and got results that showed that salt doesn't disappear when you put it in water. It dissolves! We answered focused questions and also learned new vocabulary. Science has been very productive this week.
In ELA we have been working on our wellness plans. We could choose 1-3 dimensions to work on. Emotional, environmental, intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual. We have started our research plan. Our guiding question is “How can we improve ourselves in the dimension(s) we're working in?” Everybody is looking at the wellness website the 5th grade teachers created, which has a ton of links that take you to different websites that have ideas on how to create a wellness plan. Wellness is an essential part of life, and everyone is beginning to learn that. ELA has been very exciting his week!
That's the basic summary of this week! We've been learning so much, and can't wait to see what's coming next week!
By Diya K