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Thank you all for a wonderful year in 5th Grade! 

I just finished the end of year video! It's similar to the one I showed the last day of school, but is has some new pictures and music.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2Nz8qMdTF0SSFNoMlktT2twVG8

Because this is a large file I had to use the down arrow to download on my computer before playing.




Videos


WAX MUSEUMS-PLEASE BRING YOUR BOARDS, WRITTEN REPORT, ORAL REPORTS TO CLASS ON FRIDAY.  STUDENTS WILL BE PRESENTING THEIR WAX MUSEUM INFORMATION TO THEIR CLASSMATES.
IF YOU NEED EXAMPLES OR INFORMATION- GO TO MY WAX MUSEUM TAB (ABOVE).
  • Please come to our Wax Museum Next Monday, March 13,  (1:00-3:00)-  I am so impressed with the reports that are being turned in! It has been a busy two-three weeks! Next year the Wax Museum will be planned toward the end of they year.  Thanks again for your support!

Thanks Ella for sharing your Wax Museum Display Board!  
Link to Display Board Information


Congratulations Students of the Month!
 Caden, Gray, Ella, and Dalton!!


SSeries and Parallel Circuits
Friday we experimented with Series and Parallel Circuits.  Please watch the video if you were not here last Friday.


We had a BLAST Friday learning about Newton's Laws. Our next STEM activity will be to discuss and improve our design. 

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Thanks Mrs. Isom for sharing Chinese New Year with our class!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JANUARY LEADERS!!
Jagger, Ethan, and Kika



Students loved learning about Chemical Changes!!

Congratulations!!
Students of the Month
Rowan, Sydney S., and Sydney H.

Colonial Days 2





Ice Skating

Ice Skating


Teton Science Night-VIDEO
Thanks Students-You were terrific!!!



Halloween

Congratulations to our Student Leaders of the Month-Ella, John, Laney, & Chris!  
They demonstrate Academic Achievement & Leadership Skills.

Friday we tried to tie in our STEAM project with Halloween.  Students with all their assignments turned in made a tower ghost choosing styrofoam balls and marshmallows.  We also had pop and popcorn for those students who kept their desks cleans all week.



5th GRADE IMPORTANT SITES

Passwords






I will update pictures every day.  Please make sure this link is working. 


Click Here-Teton Science Web Cam


Congratulations to our student Leaders of the month!!!
Sophia, Gray, Preston






Inside the Earth



Logan River


Catapult Friday Steam Activity



2017 Beginning of year Kickball


Our first kickball game was very fun and informative.  We learned about sportsmanship, working as a team, playing even if we would rather not-, getting dirty, being hungry,not giving up, and leadership!  






Classroom is ready!!

     Our first and second days back to school we experienced Placed Based Learning Field Experiences to share with you.  This is our floating classroom!





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              August 13, 2016
I Just returned from a Greg Tang & Yeap Ban Har Math Conference in Seattle.  I can't wait to share my learning with you!

Learning from the best!!
Greg Tang & Yeap Ban Har from Singapore
Yeap Ban Har


How can parents help their children to be successful in math?
1. Encourage children to play math puzzles and games. … Puzzles and games – anything with dice, really – will help kids enjoy math, and develop number sense, which is critically important.

2. Always be encouraging and never tell kids they are wrong when they are working on math problems. Instead find the logic in their thinking … .

3. Never associate math with speed. It is not important to work quickly, and we now know that forcing kids to work quickly on math is the best way to start math anxiety for children, especially girls.

4. Never share with your children the idea that you were bad at math at school or you dislike it – especially if you are a mother. Researchers found that as soon as mothers shared that idea with their daughters, their daughters’ achievement went down.

5. Encourage number sense … having an idea of the size of numbers and being able to separate and combine numbers flexibly … .

6. Perhaps most important of all – encourage a “growth mindset” – let students know that they have unlimited math potential and that being good at math is all about working hard… use growth praise such as “It is great that you have learned that;” “I really like your thinking about that;” “You have worked really hard to learn that.”



Civil War Dinner

Students of Month, Mrs. Coburn and Ms. Worwood

Willow Park Zoo

Bee Farm

Bee Poems Cinquains and Haikus

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Thanks for writing and sharing this song Katie, Catherine, Malaya, Ezra, Devin, Nathaniel, Noah, Olivia, and Macey! Also, Thank you 
Ms. Elizabeth!

Traits & Measurement



Wax Museum

State Capitol

March 7-12
We will be leaving for the State Capitol tomorrow at 8:40 and arrive back to school at 3:00.  We are excited to learn about our legislators and explore the capitol building tomorrow.  We are asking students to dress appropriately for this field trip.
Thanks for getting your Wax Museum reports finished, edited by a parent, and turned in.   
This week we  will finish our first person reports, sketches, and  buttons.  We would also like the presentation boards brought to school on March 8th or 9th.  We will rehearse with classmates our final draft, oral presentation, and poster. Remember the Wax Museum will be next Monday.


             


February 29-March 4

Parents,

We have changed the date of our Wax Museum.  Instead of presenting the boards on March 10th we will be presenting them on March 14th.  
    
We will be typing our essays this week.  Last week we went through each section explaining and sharing our rough drafts with our classmates.  I have been so impressed with the writing I have seen.  Please check your child's report.  If your child has not finished his/her rough draft or notes they are not keeping up with the class and they may need extra help working on their report at home.  I have explained how important it is to stay focused during the time they have in class.

(Please refer to the the Wax Museum Tab Time-line if you have any questions.  I have also added more pictures.)  

Students who have finished their reports will start working on their presentation boards this week.  They will also begin sketching their famous person during art. 

EXTRA MATH?  Many students have asked what they could do at home to practice math?  One on-line math program I like is 
Ten Marks Math.  This is a very good review of what we are learning in class and a review of 5th grade curriculum.


March 7th-March 11th
Monday-State Capitol-Wear best dress


Parents...
Just a reminder..We will be leaving to go to Beaver Mountain at 8:40 and return back to school at 3:00.  Please refer to your e-mail.
    All students must ride up on the bus.
    If a parent
Thank you so much for your support in writing.  We  have 95% of our dog essays turned in. 
 I have asked all students to have their four sources of notes finished by Tuesday morning so they will be ready to start writing their rough drafts.  Tomorrow we will be going skiing at Beaver Mountain.  Because of the extra activities your child is involved in at Edith Bowen, it is important that they keep up with their writing and extra assignments at home (Including reading).  
We are also planning a trip to the State Capitol March 7th.  I will give you more details after we make the final decisions. 



Dear Students & Parents,

Please remember to finish your opinion reports by Tuesday.  Please have your parents review your report with you using the rubric that was attached to your opinion packet.  Parents please sign on the report or rubric letting me know you have reviewed it with your child.
 On Tuesday we will begin our Wax Museum Reports.  If you would like to sign up for your first or second choice you may do it before Tuesday. Several students signed up on Friday.
 Go to the following link for information  https://sites.google.com/a/littleblue.usu.edu/2016-wax-museum/
 this link will also give you all the information about the report, presentations, and timeline.

Valentine Photos




Hardware Ranch Article

     Last Friday we had our Friday-100% weekly homework party!!
Students participated in a STEM activity that was a lot of fun.  Our next activity will be a week from Friday (making circuits and hotdogs)  Please review homework logs with your child nightly.

Also, I have added a Reading Response tab.  It has been very difficult finding the responses on Google Drive, Whoo's Reading, and hard copies.  If students can respond on the Reading Tab (Google form) or Whoo's reading It will make tracking their reading much easier.

















Hardware Ranch-We are so fortunate to have this opportunity.  Way to go Eli, Nathaniel, Sophia, Audrey, and Julius!!  You did a great job sharing your experience through your writing!

YouTube Video







January 19-22

I hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend.  

We had a fantastic time at the Fun Park!!  Our new reading goal began last Monday.  Please read 20 books so you can meet our final celebration in May.  We will have a swim party!  Last year it was a lot of fun!!!

(More pictures on the Google Picture Tab)



January 11-15

Dear Parents,

This week we will celebrate our 20 BOOK READING PARTY! 
Thursday 4:00-6:00 at the Fun Park.  
Please drop your child off and pick them up.
Free skating, lazer tag, and drinks will be provided.
Students may bring extra money if they want to play games or purchase food.

Many of you have asked about math sites to help your child be proficient in math by the end of the year.  I have tried many sites and the one below is very good as it reviews what your child has learned this year.  Your child may also learn advanced problems when they finish the review.


Login: _ _ _ _ _ _ first 3 digits of first and last name (no spaces)
Password:  000________ (lunch number)

I have also noticed that many students who do not know their math facts fluently struggle in math.  Here is a site where your child may practice.  We also are using cards and dice to practice our math facts in class (when we have time).  Because we do a lot of extra activities at EBLS, we don't spend as much time as I would like on math facts.  If you could please work with your child at home it would be helpful.

e-mail-You can put in your own e-mail
First Name:  Your first name
Password:  Last 4 digits of your lunch #





2017-2018 STUDENTS
WELCOME TO OUR 5TH GRADE SITE!
Would you like some summer fun activities to help you be ready for school in August?
    Summer Math Activities GREG TANG MATH
      Ten Marks Math (review)
     LEXIA (Reading)
     Oh, and READ! READ! READ!

TETON SCIENCE SCHOOL 2017-2018
Our class will be attending on October 8-11th!

If you have any questions, some may be answered on this link.Teton Information
or The 2016 Video below.

Teton 2016.mp4







Click Students and Families
Click Sage Formative
Sage Login: Sage#
Password: Sage # 

IXL-Practice

Week of May 1-5

This week we will be getting ready for the Sage Testing.

Your child will be writing two essays this week.  Tuesday they will be writing an explanatory or opinion essay and Wednesday they will be writing an opinion or explanatory essay (I'm not sure which is first).  
We will be testing next week in language arts and science.  The following week we will be testing in math.  Please make sure your child is ready for testing each day.  
The last End of Level Links has the specific days and times of testing.
Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a nutritious breakfast so they are ready and alert each day.  

Thanks,
Mrs. Farmer

End of Year Practice Tests
These tests will be a very helpful review for end of level testing.

Click Students and Families
Click Sage Formative
Sage Login: Sage#
Password: Sage # Math Practice


End of Level Links (math links and schedule)
This is the link showing our end of year schedule.  Changes will be made as we continue our planning.  

Monday-Finish Alternative Energy Essays 
*Wednesday Chemical Changes-Doug Harris 
Thursday-Practice writing an opinion essay for next weeks writing tests.
Friday-



April 17-21  

Monday 
Customary Weight 10.3 Level F n.4 or Level G z.3
Tuesday 
Measurement Conversions 10.4  Khan Academy
Wednesday 
Metric Conversions 10.5
Thursday
Elapsed Time\    



Dear Parents & Students, 

I hope you have all been having a wonderful break and you are rested and ready to come back to school on Monday!  I know I am! 
This week will be full of learning, reviewing, and participating in a fund raiser. Tuesday we will be helping with the Auditory bake sale like we did last fall.  They have asked us to help for a short section of the day.  We will have three groups sale for 45-60 minute periods.  While one group is gone the other group will be working on IXL math, or finishing their assignments. Please make sure you are caught up on your assignments so you can participate.  Also, make sure your Polar Bear Essays are submitted to me on Google Classroom.

The next four weeks we will be reviewing math using IXL Math.

IXL is a comprehensive, standards-aligned math program offering unlimited practice in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students can access it from school and from home!  
  
To get unlimited practice, tracking, and awards, be sure to sign in to your IXL account! Enter your username and password from the Link Below.  Remember to bookmark this page for easy access.  
  
After signing in, click the Practice tab to select skills to practice. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question. Or, click the Awards tab to begin conquering math challenges and uncovering prizes!

This program will help students review what they have learned in class this year as well as practice taking computer tests.  Some of the assignments will need to be done at home.  The assignments are listed below for next week. 
 
Now all you have to do is sign in using this link....

This is another site we will use in class.
Go Math Link Review Animations (5th grade review activities)


*April 10-14  Math Lessons

Go Math Animated SKILL activitiesFraction Divide  Skill 29

Monday Assignments
Line Plots 9.1 
Science-Character Traits (Punnett Square)

Tuesday Assignments
Coordinate Grid
Science-Google Classroom stzduz

Wednesday Assignments   
Customary length 10.1
Thursday Assignments


Friday Assignments
Customary Capacity 10.2
Customary Weight 10.3 Level F n.4 or Level G z.3
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March 28-31
Math - Test on Unit 7
Word Work  Latin Roots
Science - Heredity
Soc. Studies - Civil War


March 20-25

This week:
  • Monday-School-Ellen Eccles 9:30-11:30
  • Tuesday-Hogle Zoo 8:30-3:00
Curriculum
  • Science-Magnetism Unit (Heredity Unit next)
  • Soc. Studies-Civil War
  • Math-Multiply fractions Unit 7
  • Language Arts-Prepare of Hogle Zoo (Animal Adaptations)
  • Vocabulary-Heredity Words

March 13-17
  • Monday-Please come to our Wax Museum 1:00-3:00 p.m. -  I am so impressed with the work the students (and parents) have put into these.  They are outstanding!!! Thanks again for your support!
  • Tuesday-Leadership Day 9:00-10:15
    • Parents please come watch us celebrate Leadership  
  • Wednesday-Spelling Bee 1:30  Good Luck !!
  • Thursday - 1/2 Day School
  • Friday-No School
Curriculum
  • Science-Begin Magnetism Unit (Heredity Unit next)
  • Soc. Studies-Civil War
  • Math-Multiply fractions
  • Language Arts-Prepare of Hogle Zoo (Animal Adaptations)
  • Vocabulary-Heredity Words

Dear Parents,

  • This week-
  •  On Monday, March 6th, Edith Bowen fifth graders will be attending a tour of our State Capitol Building.  This trip complements our lesson study in social studies.  

        Leaving Edith Bowen at 8:30am, we hope to arrive at the State Capitol around 10:30am.  Upon arrival we will visit the House and Senate Chambers before going on a guided tour.  After our tour, Representative Webb, will speak with students and answer any questions they may have. We plan to leave the capitol around 1:00 so we can arrive back to school around 3:00.

             We encourage students to wear their best dress for this field experience.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.  I can be reached by cell phone (770-5853), text, or email. 

             We are looking forward to an amazing trip to the State Capitol.

  • Thursday-Maturation Program

  • Please come to our Wax Museum Next Monday, March 13,  (1:00-3:00)-  I am so impressed with the work the students (and parents) have put into these.  They are outstanding!!! Thanks again for your support!
  • Science-Finish Electricity, Begin Magnetism
  • Math-Finish fractions and test.
    •  Begin Multiplying fractions
  • Writing-Wax Museum
  • Reading-Analyzing Texts

This week

Dear Parents,

Here are some reminders for the upcoming two weeks.  I am so impressed with your children.  They have been working very hard getting ready for the Science Fair and Wax Museum.  Thanks for your support in helping your child be successful in fifth grade.  

Mrs. Farmer

February 27-March 3rd

  • Monday-Science Fair-Each Student/students will share their project with the judges throughout the day.
  • Wax Museum-Many students have typed their Wax Museum Biography Reports and have started on their display boards.  I have reminded each child to Begin With the End in Mind by keeping up on their Wax Museum assignments in class and at home.  As a parent I know how stressful it can be if projects are left to the last minute.  I will give some time during class to finish typing essays; however, students should also be working on their boards at home.  If their notes and rough drafts are not finished, they should be working on them at home. Refer to the Wax Museum Tab above if you have any questions.


  • Dates to remember:
    • February 27th-Science Fair
    • February 28th-Miss Lindgren's last day
    • March 6th-State Capitol
    • March 9th-Wax Museum Project Due 
    • Friday March 10th- Sharing of essays, oral reports, and boards with classmates. 
    • Monday March 13th-Wax Museum Presentation of boards and oral reports to the school and parents.  (I will send out information about the schedule this week.)
    • Tuesday March 14th-School Leadership Day-Many students will be involved in sharing The Leader In Me to parents and community members.  

    This Week:

  • Science/Electricity-Students have been making series and parallel circuits as well as experimenting with conductors and insulators.  Next, students will be making their own circuit boards using tinfoil (conductor), tape (insulator), and card-stock paper.  Their circuit will connect to Electricity words and their  definitions.
  • Tuesday-Poetry Cafe-Students will be presenting poetry to their classmates.  They will focus on their fluency expression and pace.  
  • Thursday-Interim writing assessment.  
*Please remember to sign your child's Parent Progress Report that is handed out each Friday.  They are required to turn it in with a signature on Monday if they have missing assignments.

  • February 21-24th
  • Math- Adding fractions with different denominators. 
  • Writing-Wax Museum Rough Drafts (from notes)-We handed out the forms and went over these on Friday.  They are due on this Friday.  Students will start typing their essays when they are finished then working on their boards.
  • Science-Electricity-Series & Parallel Circuits/Insulators and Conductors.  Last Friday we experimented with different circuits and we will continue testing items that allow electricity to flow.

February 13-17th

  • Monday-Doughnut Fractions-
  • Tuesday-Valentine's Day-We will be exchanging Valentines
  • Wednesday-We will leave for Beaver Mountain at 8:40 and return back to school at 3:00.  Please refer to your e-mail for any questions.
  • Writing-Write Wax Museum Notes
  • Fractions-Equivalent Fractions-Add/subtract fractions with different denominators
  • Reading-Informational Text
    • Focus-Encourage students to deal more attentively and intelligently with nonfiction texts they encounter.  (e.g., What surprised me?  I was shocked about.  I was surprised when...I never thought...I could not believe...Really?)
  • Grammer-Past tense verbs & Prepositional phrases
  • Science-Begin Electricity
  • Friday - No missing assignment force & motion activity.


Dear Parents,

There is so much going on this week I decided to share my planner of events with you.  Click the link below for information about Hardware Ranch, Curriculum, Presentations, etc., that will be happening in our class this week.

Please sign up for SEP's if you haven't.  Also, the Wax Museum tab above is available. If your child is interested in choosing who they would like to be and write about for the museum, there is a tab under Wax Museum.

February 6-10 Schedule (LInk)


January

Please sign up of SEP's

This week: 1/30-2/3

Objectives:  Students will...

  • Tuesday-Test Unit 5.5
  • Begin Fractions
  • Writing-Non-Fiction Text Structure
  • Writing-Explanatory Test
  • Science-Static Electricity
  • Social Studies-Lewis and Clark


This week:  1/24-1/27

Objectives:  Students will...

  • Tuesday-Divide Decimals Unit 5.5
  • Opinions were due last week-
  • Writing-Non-Fiction Text Structure
  • Science-Static Electricity

January 23rd- RESCHEDULED due to Weather March 6th?

    On Monday, January 23rd, Edith Bowen fifth graders will be attending a tour of our State Capitol Building.  This trip complements our lesson study in social studies.  

    Leaving Edith Bowen at 8:30am, we hope to arrive at the State Capitol around 10:30am.  Upon arrival we will visit the House and Senate Chambers before going on a guided tour.  After our tour, Representative Webb, will speak with students and answer any questions they may have. We plan to leave the capitol around 1:00 so we can arrive back to school around 3:00.

         We encourage students to wear their best dress for this field experience.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.  I can be reached by cell phone (770-5853), text, or email. 

         We are looking forward to an amazing trip to the State Capitol.

 

Thanks,

We will begin our Hardware Ranch Field Experiences on January 17th.  Please return the Hardware Ranch Volunteer Form.   The link below will provide information and your child's schedule.  Please have your child dress accordingly.  Information of what to wear is also on the link below.

Hardware Ranch Information

This Weeks Assignments:

Math-Ten Marks Math (20 minutes each day)

tenmarks.com/login

Username: _ _ _ _ _ _ (first 3 digits of first and last name)

Password: 000_______(Lunch Number) 

Reading-Lexia  (20 minutes each day)

Username:______(Lunch Number)  
Password:  EBLS

Reading-Read 30 Minutes Each Day


Dear Students,

Please remember our Winter Challenge. We will have a class celebration for those students who participate! 

I hope you all have a

Merry Christmas!!!

 WINTER CHALLENGE PROGRESS-

LEXIA-

Congratulations!

 Sophia-Finished

Mia, Laney, Chris-Completed Skill


Ten Marks-

Classmate Record as of today:  1028 Points (Great Job!!)

 TEN MARKS- 

*1000 points you are eligible to go to the Ten Market store and play games for a certain amount of time.

*Jam Sessions will give points.

The math links for Ten-Marks are shown on the Math Links Tab under Ten-Marks.  let me know if there is a problem.

Parents-Please help your child reach their Lexia reading goal each week.
1.  Encourage your child sign on to Lexia reading.  
2.  If their goal is 80 minutes- that means they have a 1-30% chance of meeting benchmark at the end of the year based on their Lexia performance. 
3.  We just went to a training on Friday and they stressed how important it is for students meet their Lexia goal each week.  

Parents,   

The next two days are full of learning integration!  Your children will be involved in art, social studies, science, language arts, and math woven throughout the day.  We would love you to stop by and watch your child anytime!

Monday-

Class until 9:30

Colonization Day Begins

9:30-12:00-Colonial Days through Arts

1:00-3:00-Colonial Crafts

Tuesday-Students will dress up as their Colonial Hero/Heroine

8:30 Caroling 

9:30-12:00 Colonial cooking 

Lunch

12:40-Declaration Re-enactment-Students will be sharing their Bio-Poems and then signing the declaration in the Kiva

Revolutionary Revelry:  (Gym and Lunchroom)

  • Dancing, Games, Food

Wednesday-

8:30 Caroling & Movie

Secret Santa Gift Sharing

Last week was filled with Writing, Social Studies, and Science. Thanks for getting your Opinion and Revolutionary War reports edited and turned in on time.  In social studies we learned about the battle of Lexington & Concord and also the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Thank you Mrs. Stewart!

In science, we  learned about Physical and Chemical Changes in the kitchen.  Mr. Farmer taught Chemical Changes by making delicious pancakes.  I demonstrated Chemical and Physical Changes using eggs and hot chocolate.  More exciting experiments to come after Winter Break...... 

Our Christmas party was a lot of fun!  Thank you Mrs.Flores, and Mrs. Haynie.


Thanks for all your support,

Mrs. Farmer


Parents, 

Please remember to sign-up for our Colonial Days.  You can either specify to be in charge of a station or help. Mrs. Reina stressed to us last Thursday that she needs more parents to help make this event successful.  Thanks to those of you who have signed up already...

December 12-16

Math-Decimals-Unit 4 Multiply Decimals
Reading-Katie's Trunk (Rev. War)
Writing-Finish Opinion
Science-Matter
Social Studies-Revolutionary War

Mrs. Meldrum's last day is Wednesday.  Thank Mrs. Meldrum!  

Parents-Please help your child reach their Lexia reading goal each week.
1.  Encourage your child sign on to Lexia reading.  
2.  If their goal is 80 minutes- that means they have a 1-30% chance of meeting benchmark at the end of the year based on their Lexia performance. 
3.  We just went to a training on Friday and they stressed how important it is for students meet their Lexia goal each week.  

December Happenings:

Terrace Grove

Dear Parents,

Tuesday we will be leaving for Terrace Grove at 9:30 a.m.  You are 
more than welcome to come watch our class share their talents.
Tuesday (Dec. 6th)-We will be going to Terrace Grove Retirement Home-We will be giving the elderly a small treat, singing Christmas Carols, and we will also have interested students share their talents. (We usually choose 3-4 talents from each class.)

USU Business Clothing Drive-We will partner with USU by gathering clothing this week. This clothing will go to refugees.

We will be having our Colonial Days Celebration on December 19th & 20th.  Laura Reina will send out an e-mail to get help running different stations. Mrs. Stewart will be preparing students for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Students will be learning about an important hero/heroine and writing a short report and bio poem that will be shared at the signing.

Thursday (Dec. 1)-We will be going to the Eccles Ice skating Arena. Their program is designed specifically to coordinate with instruction given in the classroom and to provide a hands-on experience.
 
    Leave school at 9:30-Return around 11:00



This Week- Nov, 28-Dec 2   
   Math-Decimals (add, subtract, round, estimate)-
     USU Bookstore Math- Field Experience
    Writing-Begin opinion writing-Should animals be kept in zoos or in       left in the wild?
   Science-Matter-solids, liquids, gas,- chemical & physical changes
      Get ready for some amazing experiments!!
   Soc. Studies-Revolutionary War
      Literature Connection-George Washington's Socks & Katy's Trunk
      I've asked all students to choose a Revolutionary War book to read       this month.  

This week (Nov. 21-22)
Monday
   Scholastic-Reading
   Math-Lesson 3.3 Comparing Decimals
   10:00-10:45 Native American Dancers
   Reading-Accountability Partners
   Social Studies-Revolutionary War
Tuesday-
   Lexia-First 20 minutes of school
   Math-Lesson 3.4 Rounding Decimals
   Comprehension-Mayflower, Plymouth Presentations
   Reading-Accountability Partners
   Writing-Thankful
Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving Break!!


Congratulations Leaders of the Month!
Sienna, Trey, Diego, Bradley


Update for this week:

Thursday-Girls Basketball Game.  We will leave the school at 10:35 with our sack lunches to each at the Spectrum.  The game will begin at 11:00 a.m. and we will depart at 12:30.  We should be back to school by 1:00.
https://sites.google.com/a/littleblue.usu.edu/mrs-farmer-s-5th-grade-class/home/Copy%20of%20DSC_0812%20%281%29.jpg?attredirects=0
Also, Thanks for a successful Teton Reflection Night!!  It was  a wonderful opportunity for your children to share and reflect about TSS with each of you.

Parents,

Please come to our Teton Reflections Night Tomorrow
Monday (Nov. 14th) - 6:00 p.m.  

Families are invited!  
Students will be sharing their team research projects. Students 
have created games, journals, narrative books, poetry, and art.  
This is going to be an enjoyable night as you watch your child 
share his/her experiences at Teton Science School.
PLEASE COME SUPPORT YOUR CHILD!!
We will also be sharing a special slide show of the trip
Refreshments will be served.
 
Orange parking will be available due to the Aggie Basketball game.
Families are invited!  Susan called parking and they said it would be ok.
Orange parking is South of Edith Bowen.



This Week:
Math-Begin Decimals
Word Work-Homonyms
Language Arts-Begin Opinion Writing
Science-Final week of Earth Surfact
Social Studies-Revolutionary War 

Parents,

Next Monday- Please come to our Teton Reflections Night Next Monday
Monday (Nov. 14th) - 6:00 p.m.  
Families are invited!  
Students will be sharing their team research projects. Students have created games, journals, narrative books, poetry, and art.  This is going to be an enjoyable night as you watch your child share his/her experiences at Teton Science School.PLEASE COME SUPPORT YOUR CHILD!!
We will also be sharing a special slide show of the trip. 

This Week:
Monday-School President Debate  8:45-9:15  Good Luck Jagger!!
Tuesday-Students who have finished essays and work will be 
participating in the USU Bake Sale 12:45-3:00
 (In front of Taggart Student Center) 

Math-Division & problem solving-Test Thursday/Begin Unit -3 Decimals
Language Arts-Narratives
Science-Weathering & Erosion
Social Studies-Revolutionary War 

October 31st-Nov. 1st
Monday-Halloween
The last email from the EBLS administration said they wanted costumes brought in a bag and changed during lunch
2:00-Halloween party
2:45-Halloween Parade

I have asked students to start bringing their science projects in this week.  The due dates are Nov. 3rd-7th.
I extended the date because of the convention on Thursday.  We will not have time to present all of the science landforms on that day.  The convention will be most of the morning 8:30-9:30 & 10:00-11:00

Parents, We almost have 100% signed up for SEP Conferences.  Please sign up using this link:
 
This week:
Monday
   Lexia-First 20 minutes of school
   Math-Math Double Digit Division estimation
   7 Habits-Begin With the End in Mind
   Writing-Teton Narratives
Tuesday-
   Lexia-First 20 minutes of school
   Math-Math Double Digit Division
   Science-Erosion & Weathering
   Writing-Teton Narratives
Wednesday-SEP's
   Lexia-First 20 minutes of school
   Math-Math Double Digit Division
   Social Studies-Government
   Writing-Teton Narratives
Thursday  1/2 day-SEP's
Convention 
Friday-SEPS No School

Dear Students,
I have added many sites we will be using in 5th grade this upcoming year.  Math Sites are: Ten Marks & Prodigy.  Language Sites are: Lexia, Whooo' Reading & No Red Ink.

Your goal-Choose at least two sites.  Work at least 20 minutes on each site.  Which site was your favorite?  

Have a nice break!

Mrs. Farmer




Parents,

We had a wonderful time at Teton Science School.  I was so impressed with your children and how well behaved they were.  We will continue reflecting on our trip and sharing our trip through narratives. We will be scheduling a Teton Reflection Night where the students will share everything they learned at Teton Science.   

This week:
Math-Division-Algorithm
   Science-Begin Weathering and Deposition
   Social Studies-Salem Witch Trials
   Writing-Narratives 
Wednesday is 1/2 Day and Miss Whitaker's last day.  We will miss her!!
  

Teton Day -3-  Today is cloudy.  We will be out researching all day.  Tonight we will present our research projects.

Teton Day -2  Getting ready to go to Taggart Lake!!  We enjoyed a bright sunny day on the Taggart Lake trail (3 miles round trip) and then after another great meal we took a night walk around the Kelly campus, learning about nocturnal animals.

Notes to Parents: 
 We are so busy-We will try to send more as we have time.

I'm having tons of fun. I'm loving it up here!  I am eating good.  Love you mom & dad!!  Jagger

Happy birthday Dada- Kika

Hi Mom and Dad I am having  a great a day I miss you a lot and we are playing a lot of fun games like kickball i am having a great  time in my cabin. love Mia.

Hi mom, I miss you so much. Tetons are amazing!!! Will we be able to come back some day? I got soo cold this morning. You know how I wanted a bottom bunk well I got top (:!! Love Sierra <3!!  

Hi mom and dad, the Tetons are so much fun. We hiked up to taggert lake. We played camouflage and kickball. I miss you -Diego 

HI mom and dad,I am having so much fun here at the Tetons. Today we hiked to taggert lake and played kickball.                                 I miss you - Gray 

Mom & Dad, I'm having a great time here!! My favorite part of the trip was when we got to lay by the Taggart lake! The food is AWESOME too. Miss u guys!!  Love, Ella


It is great here! It's a little chilly but the food is great! I loved going to Taggart lake but it took a long time! I hope it is going good up there! Miss you guys! Love, Laney


Hi mom I’m having a great time! I went to Taggert lake today and ate lunch there too! We also had a good dinner and are at the evening program. Bye! Love, John.



Teton Day-1
We have had a terrific day.  Today we were grouped into three groups.  Each group participated in different team building activities.  We learned about different communities (SCAR).  Sage, conifer, aspen, and riparian.  When we came back we journaled, set up our rooms and then ate dinner.  After, we met back in the main lodge and learned about successful communities.  We got back to our rooms around 8:30 and we were all in bed by 10:00!!

This week:
Monday-
   Math-Division-pictorial representation
   Science-Glaciers, icebergs, Review: Mountains, Volcanoes
        Lots and lots of science!!!
   Word Work-Teton Vocabulary
   Writing-Figurative Language 
                 (Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, onomatopoeia)

Tuesday-Division-Divisibility Rules
    Science morning-Geysers
    Science afternoon- Review Glaciers
    Writing-Using Figurative Language in science journals 
                 (Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, onomatopoeia)
    
October 10-14
I sent home the agenda below with your child and last minute notes are at the bottom.  Please read the information-The weather is looking like it will be high 50's and low 37 degrees.  We may have some rain-I'm taking a rain poncho just in case.  Every day the weather report changes.  I just ordered some waterproof shoes and now I'm wondering if I will need them?  Better safe than sorry......I also decided to take my snow boots just in case?  Mr. Farmer will give us a report Monday as he will be there the whole week.

Teton Science Daily Agenda


We leave on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:15 a.m.-7:30 a.m
We will return back to Logan Saturday around 4:00 p.m.  I will send you a notice using remind when we get to Preston.

Also, TSS (Teton Science School) is approaching quickly.  Click the TSS tab above.  This link will give you a packing list, our schedule, and information about TSS.
Thanks for turning in permission packets. 

This week:
Math-A few parents have suggested it would be helpful to understand how lessons are being taught.  The link below is a very good resource of what your child is learning each day in math.  If your child is struggling with a lesson this is a great review to help them or to show before the lesson is taught.

Mr Math Blog:  Link to math lessons
Mathwingo   Link to math lessons

Monday-Order of Operations 1.12
Tuesday-Review for Unit 1 Test
Wednesday-Division Unit
Thursday-Division
Friday-Division Unit 1

Science
Volcanoes & Mountains
Practice-Test on TSS Words

Writing 
Figurative Language
Poetry

Dear Parents,
 We have been busy and working hard in class.  Last Monday we went on a Field Experience to Logan River.  On Thursday, Mrs. Reina had students show inside of the earth through dance/movement which was followed by an art project.  On Friday, students who turned in all their work participated in the egg drop Steam Activity.  There was a lot of thinking, collaborating, and designing.  We have some amazing engineers! 

Also, TSS (Teton Science School) is approaching quickly.  Click the TSS tab above.  This link will give you a packing list, our schedule, and information about TSS.
Thanks for turning in permission packets.  I will be giving the information and number of participants to the TSS staff this week.

September 19th-23rd
September 19th Field Day Reschedule Day-We will be going to Logan River on a Field Experience. Please have your child dress accordingly. We will leave at 9:00 and return back to school and 2:45. (More information will be sent.)

Link for Leadership Applications
September 12th-16th
Please Join REMIND group text messaging
Text this number 81010
Message @63bdk

September 12th-We will be going to Logan River on a Field Experience. Please have your child dress accordingly. We will leave at 9:00 and return back to school and 2:45. We will eat lunch there at 11:45.
Please wear-
  • closed toed shoes
  • sunscreen/hat
  • layers
  • water (I will also provide water and snacks)
Logan River Agenda-Be ready for an exciting day of learning outside.  
The Little Chapel That Stood for 9-11 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGaPRsTsaFI

September 13th-
-Picture Day
-National Anthem Day


Math
Link to lessons being taught this week:

Tuesday-Algebra Powers of 10 1.4
Wednesday-Multiplication (discs)
Thursday-Multiplication (area model)
Friday-Multiplication
Science
Inside the Earth, Pangea, Tectonic Plates
Teton Science Vocabulary
Writing
Animal Reports
Scholastic Book Orders Due Sunday 9/11

First Time Ordering Online?

  • Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code  GYPGG.
  • Shop and submit your child's book order.
  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom. 
September 6th-9th
September 12th-We will be going to Logan River on a Field Experience. Please have your child dress accordingly. We will leave at 9:00 and return back to school and 2:45. (More information will be sent.)
This Week-


August 29th-September 2nd
This Week-
Dibels & Daze Testing
Begin Science-The Earth's Surface
Math-Place Value
Reading-Contrast & Contradictions
-Begin Literature Groups
-Spelling Words-Teton Science
Great American Award-Pledge of Allegiance




Parents,
Thanks for coming to back to school night. A couple of items I forgot to mention.
1. Morning Snack-If you could bring a morning snack once a month that would be helpful.
2. Great American Award-This is a wonderful opportunity for our fifth graders. We will begin discussing this next week.

We have had a great two days of school!!  I am so impressed with all of my students!  They are kind, respectful, caring, hard workers, and are leaders in so many ways!!  
It's going to be a GREAT year!!

WELCOME back to school incoming 5th graders.       
I am so excited to meet and get to know each one of you!! 

1. Please fill out the following math survey.
MATH SURVEY  If this link does not work for you, we will do this on Tuesday. Dalton & Chris -I noticed that it wasn't working for you.  Hopefully, it is working now.

2.  Click here to learn about our classroom and expectations this year:



See you on Monday!!!

First day back to school is Tuesday!!





This year we will be learning about the importance of having a Growth Mindset.  These are some of the statements  you will hear each day in our class.
http://www.growthmindsetmaths.com/index.html

This summer I have been taking an on-line math class from Jo Boaler at Stanford University.  She talks about having a Growth Mindset.  I love learning and love using what I learn in the classroom.
















                                                   May 15, 2016
   
Dear Students,

Thank you for a wonderful year!!  I will miss each one of you and I wish you all the best!

Here is  our End of Year Video-

2016 Class11.mov


Here is a link to our Graduation Video (Shorter than end of year)


Parents,
5th Grade Graduation is This Friday!!!!
Please plan on attending this very special day!!  Children will receive various awards and there will be a slide show and refreshments after.

Time:  10:00-12:00
Place:  Auditorium

Wednesday-9:30 Talent Show Aggie Ice Cream
Thursday-Field Day/Movie

Dear Parents,
I can't express how impressed I am with your children.  The Poetry Cafe was a simple idea.  It turned into an impressive performance because of the leadership skills your children brought to the table.  As they used the 7 habits, a simple idea turned into a successful end of year performance.  I had no idea the outcome would be so powerful.  I can't thank you enough for  your support!!

This is the last week of school.  If you click on the schedule above you will see our day to day events.
Also,
On Thursday Wednesday, May 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting our 40 Book Challenge Party.  Fifth graders who have read the required number of books (20 books) between January and May  are invited.   We will be playing in the water, fishing, and barbequing hamburgers.  We ask that each child bring either chips or dessert to feed 12 people.  Also, please bring a life jacket, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen if weather indicates it is needed, and 
a fishing pole if you would like to fish.  We have several life jackets and a couple of fishing poles on hand.  You will need to provide a ride to Mrs. K's house.  Please let us know if you need directions.

May 16-20 

Monday-Cutler Marsh Place Based Learning
Tuesday-Aurora Villa-Art project
Wednesday-SEM DEMO  (Information Below)
Thursday-Orchestra concert 10:00-11:00
Friday-
  • School House Rock 9:00-10:00
  • SEP Learning Festival 10:00-11:00
  • 11:00 End of Year Slide Presentation

On Thursday Wednesday, May 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting our 40 Book Challenge Party.  Fifth graders who have read the required number of books (20 books) between January and May  are invited.   We will be playing in the water, fishing, and barbequing hamburgers.  We ask that each child bring either chips or dessert to feed 12 people.  Also, please bring a life jacket, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen if weather indicates it is needed, and a fishing pole if you would like to fish.  We have several life jackets and a couple of fishing poles on hand.  You will need to provide a ride to Mrs. K's house.  Please let us know if you need directions.

 

10-11 AM on May 17th 2016 Utah State Scanning Electron Microscope DEMO

This will be held in the South East corner of the Physics department in the basement. I can walk you over.  We should probably leave around 9:40 AM from your classroom.

The walk should be ~10 minutes from your classroom. All backpacks, food, drinks pencils/toys/etc. should be left in the classroom because it is a very clean room. When we arrive each student will need to go get really light plastic folding chairs from a nearby closest, and then bring them into the SEM lab. We will then arrange them in 2-3 rows in a semicircle behind the machine.

 Once we are settled I will discuss a little bit on how an SEM works and then show you what I have been working on. Then Fen-Ann, the lab manager, will show some cool photos that have been taken using this instrument over the past year (things like Fly eyes, and spider silk, and maybe even some cool pottery).

 The goal is to increase their understanding of scale. How thick is a piece of your hair? How about if we cut it into 1000 equal sections? These are hard to visualize, but I think the SEM visit will help.

 After that is over we will need to fold up the chairs and walk them back to where we got them.

 I personally think Fen-Ann would love a thank you card from your class. I don’t ever see many pictures or thank you cards on her walls, but she is so great! I bet she would love it.

 Let me know what you think about all of this!

 


May 9-13
The Civil War Dinner was a success!  Because of the inclement weather, we were unable to reenact the underground railroad. We plan on doing this at the school.

We will finish our Math Sage test on Monday and Tuesday.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep, a good breakfast, and is here every day for testing.  We do tons of reviewing during testing week.  Students who are at school to review past curriculum are  prepared, and more confident when they test.

This Week:



May 2-6
Last week we finished our writing tests.  I was very impressed as I saw huge gains in your child's writing!!  Thanks for supporting your child in writing this past year!

On Monday & Tuesday your child will be taking the Language Arts test and on Wednesday & Thursday he/she will be taking the Science test.  I have posted practice tests on Sage Portal.  The questions are similar to those on the test.  



Then enter ssid# and ebls5


Week of April 25-29
This week we will be getting ready for the Sage Testing.

Your child will be writing two essays this week.  Wednesday they will be writing an explanatory or opinion essay and Thursday they will be writing an opinion or explanatory essay (I'm not sure which is first).  
We will be testing next week in language arts and science.  The following week we will be testing in math.  Please make sure your child is ready for testing each day.  
The last month of school schedule above has the specific days and times of testing.
Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a nutritious breakfast so they are ready and alert each day.  

Thanks,
Mrs. Farmer

Week of April 18-22

Monday-Willow Park 
We will be learning about adaptations
We leave school at 12:15  Leave Willow Park  @ 2:15

Wednesday-Slide Ridge Bee Farm in Mendon
We will leave school @ 12:30-Return back to school at 3:00

Friday-No missing assignment field trip-Ellen Eccles Theater



Dear Students,
I am in the process of correcting your Polar Bear reports.  Please make sure that your report has been edited before turning them in. I have noticed that many of them on Utah Compose still need editing.  If I sent you an email they need to be edited. I have attached an outline and example of what should be in your report.  Please finish and have a parent review your report before Monday.
We will finish our Heredi-People this week.  If you have a piece of 10" x 10" fabric you would like to use, please bring it to school.  (9x9) would also work.

Thanks Laura Reina for the wonderful trait and puppet lesson!!

Dear Parents,
Our class will begin Sage testing at the end of the month.  We will be moving quicker in math.  If your child is absent or struggling with the concepts I am teaching, I highly recommend that you go to the Go Math Site on the Math Links Tab.  Your child may review each lesson taught in class.  The schedule of my math lessons are on the         April 4-8 link below.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break!! 
 I have been in San Francisco volunteering and attending a Positive Behavior Support Conference.  I was also able to visit family in New Jersey as well as historical sights in New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania. After a busy week and a half It's great to be back.
  
The link below will show you our schedule for this week:
Tuesday-5th grade students will be getting their pictures taken.  This is for 5th grade graduation. You will also have an option to purchase your child's photo.




This Week:  March 21-25

  • Monday-Please come to our Wax Museum (9:00-11:00)-  I am so impressed with the work the students (and parents) have put into these.  They are outstanding!!! Thanks again for your support!
  • Tuesday-Leadership Day 8:45-11:00               Parents please come watch us celebrate Leadership  
  • Wednesday-Spelling Bee 1:30  Good Luck Noah, Ezra, Devin, and Olivia!!
  • Utah Compose Opinion Essay-We will use this computer program because it aligns with the core.  Our goal is to plan quicker when organizing our thoughts.  We will plan for 40 minutes one day and type the next day.
  • Science-Finish magnetism unit (Heredity Unit next)

    



This week (Feb. 29th-March 4th):
  • Monday-Begin typing essays from Rough Drafts
  • Tuesday-Begin writing Biographical sketches
  • Thursday-Sage writing formative assessment
  • All week- Continue adding, subtracting, equivalent, and simplify fractions.  
  • Science-Making electromagnets
  •           

On Thursday Wednesday, May 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting our 40 Book Challenge Party.  Fifth graders who have read the required number of books (20 books) between January and May and have completed book talks on these books, are invited.   We will be playing in the water, fishing, and barbequing hamburgers.  We ask that each child bring either chips or dessert to feed 12 people.  Also, please bring a life jacket, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen if weather indicates it is needed, and a fishing pole if you would like to fish.  We have several life jackets and a couple of fishing poles on hand.  You will need to provide a ride to and from my house.  Please let us know if you need directions.

 


  • Monday-We will leave for Beaver Mountain at 8:40 and return back to school at 3:00.  Please refer to your e-mail for any questions.
  • Writing-Write Wax Museum rough draft
  • Fractions-Add/subtract fraction with different denominators
  • Reading-Informational Text
    • Focus-Encourage students to deal more attentively and intelligently with nonfiction texts they encounter.  (e.g., What surprised me?  I was shocked about.  I was surprised when...I never thought...I could not believe...Really?)
  • Grammer-Past tense verbs & Prepositional phrases
  • Science-Magnet Unit-making compasses
  • Friday - No missing assignment cooking activity.





Objectives:  Students will...

  • Monday-Test On Decimals/Unit 5
  • Write opinions in class
  • Science-Insulators & Conductors and making circuits
  •  Friday Valentines Day

  • Tuesday-Begin Fractions
  • Monday-Feb. 1st-Science Fair   
  • Please visit out Class Blog Tab above.  I have shared some of our class writing about Martin Luther King.
         

                  



Christmas Break

posted Jan 9, 2016, 7:07 PM by Jan Farmer   [ updated Jan 9, 2016, 7:40 PM ]

Dear Students,
This Winter Break I am challenging you to participate in the Math Winter Break Challenge.
  1. Copy this form http://creativesmartsinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NewYearsChallenge20155thColor.pdf
  2. Go to: gregtangmath.com
  3. Click the buttons at the top to go to Books and Games.
  4. Mark off each square on the game board as you complete the activity.
  5. Try to get to the finish line by the end of Winter break! 

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