11/27/17-Today we did long division in math and we had to pick a strategy, plus the division was double-digit division which was hard for some of us.
11/29/17-Today we did long division again but this time we chose our level and questions so we could challenge each other.
11/30/17-Today we did a long division pre-test which was hard and a great practice before tomorrow's big actual test
12/1/17-Today we did our assessment on long division
Special Events by Nikita
11/28/17-We are going to have our hour of code on 11/30/17.
11/29/17-Christmas is coming up!!!
11/30/17-Newberry club is moved to Friday’s!!!!!
12/1/17-We had our Engineering talk with Mandar, Bing, and Mark!!! By the way, Thanks Guys!!!!
SHOUT OUT OF THE WEEK: Thanks Unkown for being a good friend and missing a little bit of recess to do and interview
This week we did some more awesome stuff,on the first day we worked on a What Is Technology packet.The packet had us think of what was techology and what wasn't,then on the next page we had to identify what was engineering and what wasn't.On the next day we worked on another packet.Mr.Basham was reading a book called Saving Salila’s Turtle,we had find words in the book and identify them.We also worked on types of pollution that we found in the book.THe next day we worked on the packet more and finished the book.
Today in writing, we worked on our informational pieces for our inquiry unit ‘Sharing the Planet’.
“For many years, global warming has been melting ice and causing animals to move to different places than before, one of the causes for global warming is caused by greenhouse gases, greenhouse gases is made by burning wood and gasoline, it is causing global warming because in the article, “Scorekeeper for climate.” A scientist called Thomas Bryan said.” Greenhouse gases get heat trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere.”
Which is global warming is making the Earth change, is because of the heat getting trapped into the Earth’s atmosphere.Greenhouse gases is a common cause for global warming. “
That was an example of one of our students writing piece.
Today is the last day to edit and revise our body paragraphs until Mr. Basham grades it.
Today at reading, we learned about the types of nonfiction text, some examples of texts were, decryption, sequence, and storytelling. Sequence is a nonfiction text that is step by step. Storytelling is a fake story that involves a specific person.
Today at reading we had a did read to self and reviewed the types of nonfiction texts.
November 29th, 2017
Today at reading we did read to self at the end of the day.
Today at reading we read to self at the end of the day.
December 1st, 2017
Today at reading we read to self at the day, we also left our reading journals and Mr. Basham gave us feedback on all the theories on books we read the last two weeks.
The fifth graders did newberry club this friday instead of thursday. People checked out wonderful books!
The fifth grade teams met at the first fifth grade OBOB meeting on Monday. The people who volunteered to the the OBOB for the OBOb meeting talked about the team’s goals for that meeting.
w/ Mr. Basham
Working Smarter, Not Harder
L: Hi, Mr Basham!
MB: Hi Lana!
L: So, to you, what is the meaning of working smarter, not harder?
MB: Working smarter not harder is about finding shortcuts that save time.
L: how can this apply to the classroom?
MB: Well, lets say I asked you to get all the colored pencils in the room. Instead of getting all the colored pencils individually, you might pick up their buckets and get 2-3 at a time.
L: Thank you for our time!
MB: You’re welcome!
Working Smarter, Not Harder
L: Hi, ------- so I'm going to interview you about the work smarter not harder thing
L: My question for you is what do you think work smarter not harder means to you
----: I think it means that you are trying to figure out ways to kind of be more clever and not trying to do extra things
L: And how do you think that's important in math
----: I think that it makes math easier
L: Thank you for your time, ----.
(the student wished to stay anonymous)
Music and P.E. 11/29/17
Today in music we got prepared for the holiday sing along. To do this we sang a bunch of songs like, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Feliz Navidad, and Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel.
Today in P.E. we started by playing flag tag which we put a jersey in our pocket sticking out and you had to try to grab other people's jerseys. Then, we played bowling bocce, which was we put a bowling pin on the closest line to you and in your group of three you tried to knock the pin over with three different types of objects. When you knocked the pin over then you put it on the next line and you keep going until you reach the last line then you win.
Technology (Coding) 11/30/17
Today we had an hour at technology! And it was for coding!!! We went to this webset called Scratch, it’s were you can make an animation.We used this website called scratch. And we had to make animations. An animation is where one person does a a few different motions