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5th Grade - November/December 2018
 
Happy Fall and Winter!

As we move into November we will be learning more about life science including the human body, organs and structures of plants and animals and our galaxy, solar system, and planets. We end our semester with beginning our physical science unit with a focus on atoms and the properties of matter. Do not forget about the Panther ZooCon coming up on December 4th! Be on the lookout for information regarding this live event soon! We hope you will continue to share the amazing things you are doing in your classroom with us on Twitter @CollierScience.
 

HUMAN BODY

Vocabulary
Trilingual Word Wall
bladder, brain, heart, intestines, large intestine, kidneys, liver, lungs, muscles, organ, pancreas, skeleton, skin, small intestine, stomach

Formative Assessments
CPALMS Lesson
Pearson uInvestigate Lab
  • How can you model how to breathe? (page: 303)
Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
  • Guiding Question: Which organ is most vital for survival and why? Correlates with CPALMS: Human Organ Project
STEAM Integration Lesson Cambridge ADI USA TestPrep
  • Human Body - JUFEHONODE

ORGANS, STRUCTURES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS

Vocabulary
Trilingual Word Wall
exoskeleton, plant covering, root, skeleton, stem

Formative Assessments
CPALMS Lesson
Pearson uInvestigate Lab
  • What parts are inside a flower? (page: 353) - school supllied lab materials: flower
Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
  • Guiding Question: Which organ on a human is most similar to a plant's stem?
STEAM Integration Lesson USA TestPrep
  • Human Body - RUROTEGOGA

 

GALAXY, SOLAR SYSTEM, AND PLANETS

Vocabulary
Trilingual Word Wall
asteroid, axis, comet, constellation (star pattern), galaxy, gas, gravity, moon, planet, inner planets, outer planets, orbit, solar system, star, sun

Formative Assessments
CPALMS Lesson
Pearson uInvestigate Lab
  • How are distance and brightness related? (page: 7)
  • How hard do objects hit the Earth? (page: 25)
Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
  • Guiding Question:Should Pluto be categorized as a planet? Why?
STEAM Integration Lesson Cambridge ADI USA TestPrep
  • Human Body - ROYOYALURU

ATOMS AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER

Vocabulary
Trilingual Word Wall
atoms, electron, magnify, matter, neutron, proton, theory, states of matter, texture, volume, solid, density, dissolve, freezing, gas, liquid, mass, melting, mixtures, particles, property

Formative Assessments
CPALMS Lesson
Pearson uInvestigate Lab
  • How can you use properties to identify solids? (page: 159)
  • Is goop solid or liquid? (page: 167)
Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
  • Guiding Question: Which sample is a solid?
STEAM Integration Lesson
  • Balloon art: draw a picture on a unfilled balloon and then blow it up! How did the air inside affect the drawing?
Cambridge ADI USA TestPrep
  • Human Body - FOHOZEXOFO

 
 

SSA Test Taking Skills Practice
PowerPoint - use as a daily practice to build skills in data and question analysis.

 
 

November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life. We are thankful for the wonderful job our teachers do each day in teaching students to reach! This month students will learn about how and why the original thirteen colonies were settled and they will explore the beginnings of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies individually. Then, students will read about similarities and differences in daily life in the colonies. They will be able to see how their life differs from the life of a child in the 1700s.

A special note: Veterans Day is November 11, 2018. This year marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Please see the lessons available to support the teaching of Veterans Day content.

 

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Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 10
Learning Goal 11
Learning Goal 12

Benchmarks
SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.G.1.5

Vocabulary
veteran, hero, charter, Pilgrim, persecution, covenant, tyrant, diversity, frontier, debt, profit, proprietor

Special Lessons

Featured Inquiry Lesson (Cambridge Primary)
DBQ - Early Jameston: Why Did So Many Colonists Die?

Character Education - Responsibility
  • To be accountable for one’s own actions, and to know and follow laws, rules, and conduct codes.
  • Responsibility is about looking inside yourself and doing all you can to be the best person possible; trying to find ways you can help others.
  • Grade 5 Suggested Lesson
  • “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Spotlight on the Classroom
Miss Zaranek’s 5th grade class at Corkscrew Elementary created state floats. What a great way to identify features and highlights of each state!



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