|Fifth Grade Students: June! We will be writing about
our NetGap Project and our Badger
Class trip. Parts of your essays will
be added to the web as well as photographs. Also, work to
complete your final HyperStudio. This can be anything you
want it to be. Some students are making it into a type of
electronic fifth grade year book using photographs from
the year. It's yours. You do it your way. (ok, you can
use clip art this time)
May 14-28 we will be working on improving sentences by adding unique adverbs and adjectives. We will work on placing prepostional phrases in our sentences. We will display our favorite article in the art fair. We will be taking digital photographs of Peacemaker Activities and making a book of our thoughts. (you were the first class to start Peacemakers) We will be starting on the CD Adam, the Inside Edition as we end our study of the body systems. Check these body sites on the Internet:
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html A phenomenal site on human anatomy, exploring the body by systems, and using computer drawn graphics. There is very detailed work here. For instance, in cardiovascular systems, we are able to look at and explore a coronary bypass, a bronchial alveolus, artery & vein tissue, etc. Animations are also available, each with side text. Watch an animated overview of eating & swallowing, or nerve/muscle connection. While the context can become quite complex, there is also much for the younger set as well.
The Heart: An Online Exploration http://sin2.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html Take a tour through this amazing exhibit of the heart, inspired by the Franklin Institute's walk-through exhibit. An interactive menu is available for activities; find out about blood-types; listen to heart sounds; etc. You can watch a Quicktime movie of open-heart surgery, or look at various animated clips. Teacher resource materials are offered.
-INVESTIGATE! - Cells Alive! http://www.cellsalive.com Biocams on cells, bacteria, and viruses. Explore Allergy and Mites (yuck!), penicillin, or antibodies. Estimate time growth for dividing bacteria. Great photos and topics, though some just may leave you with an itchy feeling...
During the week of May 3-7, check our fifth grade web pages. List the pages that could be improved. Do all the links work? How should we improve the pages? What additions can we make? Each person is expected to write on one these topics: Spelling Bee, Leah's visit, Highway Clean-up, or topic of your choice.
April 12-23 Write a paragraph about your Book Bowl Team. Use a photograph from the Internet for the page. In science we are observing and describing plants in our area. We are discussing the Rain forest and traveling the Amazon Trail. Write about your experiences. Choose a photograph of your group from GlobalShared for the bottom of your page. Use a portion of your computer time to practice keyboarding. You should reach 15 words per minute by June.
March 22-April 2 Many of you need to perfect your HyperStudio reports. All three HS stacks should be in good shape, especially your book report. I need to sit with you while you go over the content. We will be printing them in color so you will have a hard copy to keep. Author's Night is March 30.
Also, you have your "Spirit of the Woods Thank You Letter" to complete. Do use a photograph or drawing of an animal at the bottom. And don't forget to keep up with your keyboarding practice.
We have just begun traveling The Oregon Trail by computer. Keep a journal of your successes and problems. You are expected to write interesting details about your trip every day. You will type your Journal this week. (using the correct fingers)
Your Language/Computer assignment for February 22 is to type one or more articles from your Journal. The font should be Comic Sans 12. (These articles were to have been written last week.) Use a photograph from the Internet to illustrate your article. Possible topics: Civil War / Static or Current Electricity / OM Project / Valentines / Sports / Your HyperStudio Project / Empty Bowl Soup Supper / Girl Scouts /
Your paragraphs may be uploaded to the page you wrote about. Be sure your articles are clear and free of major mistakes.
Your Language/Computer assignment for February 8-19 was to complete a Book Report using Hyper Studio. You will present your stack to the entire class. (You should have finished the novel January 25-February 5.) Your stack should include:
January 25-February 5 we were MEAPing!
Your assignment for January 18-21 was to write two half pages about images from the Internet. Select two of these images, download them, write about them in Microsoft Word. SAVE. Reread what you wrote. Have your partner read what you wrote. Make changes as needed. SAVE. Insert the images at the very bottom of your text, one full line below your writing. Center the image. Be very careful about making it larger. Use only the diagonal arrows at the corner. SAVE. Don't print . We will finish up and print on Thursday. Use Comic San as your font. The size should be 12. Grading Information (If you do not find an image on this page, you may check the rest of the Fifth Grade Web) (Jan 21 Photographs)
Academic Art Fair (more photographs are in Global Shared)
(Peacemakers--more photographs are in Global shared as well as on the Peacemaker page. If there is no photo of you, take the camera to lunch.)
Highway Clean Up We did a great job!
Operation Clean Sweep needs your paragraphs as well as your pesticides and herbicides
orbit experiments (Say hi to our new student, Kayla)
Girl Scouts, let us know what you are doing.