In life science we have been learning about inherited and acquired traits of organisms. One thing we have focused on is pollinators and how they help the environment. When you think of pollinators, you usually think of bees and maybe butterflies, but lots of other animals are pollinators, too! Our classes got into groups of… Read more Pollinator Demonstrations
We are a group of fifth graders in Arizona, USA, and this is our first blog post of the 2019-20 school year. This blog is where we will publish some of our writing and projects, and where we will try to make connections with other classes from around the world! We are excited to participate… Read more Welcome to our blog!
It has been an amazing year in fifth grade. Tomorrow is our last day of school before we become sixth graders. We’ve taken pictures and video every day of the school year in our class to document our learning. Would you believe we have taken 1,349 images in just this school year?! This video was… Read more It’s the End of the School Year
Our whole school has been working on project-based learning experiences with the theme of Improve the World. Grade levels are working on reducing food waste, protecting animal habitats, spreading acts of kindness, and many other ways to make our world a better place. We surveyed our students at the beginning of the year to determine… Read more Solar Energy: Improve Our World
For students: Use this periodic table to complete your assignment in class on Friday. Periodic Table “Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words” © 2005-2016 Keith Enevoldsen elements.wlonk.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Mad Science Day is when we dedicate a whole school day to exploring science. Our fifth grade team has a tradition of holding Mad Science Day each year on October 31. This year it fell on a half day, but we still packed in plenty of learning and fun! We prepared for Mad Science Day… Read more Mad Science Day 2018
Blogging is a great way to learn about and communicate with other people. It’s a pretty new way of communicating, and the standards for blog posts and comments are always shifting and changing, but it’s always appropriate to be polite and considerate no matter how you are communicating. We have a two-part class norm: work… Read more Leaving Blog Comments
Can you believe that we have already been in school for 50 days? We just got back from our two-week fall break and are starting our second quarter of this school year. We are getting ready to start the first activities for this year’s Student Blogging Challenge and can’t wait to connect with some new… Read more 50 Days of School
During our first quarter of fifth grade science, we will be studying our solar system. One of our objectives is to describe how the moon’s appearance changes during the lunar cycle. We did a series of lab stations and activities to learn about the moon phases, then we developed a script and made our first… Read more The Phases of the Moon
Welcome to our fifth grade blog! We are a group of fifth grade scholars and makers who want to share our learning with the world. We will start writing class posts soon, and we will be participating in the Student Blogging Challenge when it starts in the fall. We look forward to communicating and collaborating… Read more It’s a brand new blog!