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5 Fifth Grade


posted Apr 1, 2011, 1:17 PM by Jama Van Brunt   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 1:21 PM ]


Solar System

posted Mar 31, 2011, 11:32 AM by Jama Van Brunt

Selected Web Resources

Scale models of the solar system: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

Exploratorium resources: http://www.exploratorium.edu/observatory/index.html

Elementary level astronomy: http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html

History of the heliocentric model: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism

NASA homepage: http://www.nasa.gov/

Solar system tour: http://www.nineplanets.org/

Planets in the news: http://www.space.com/planets/

Math Websites

posted Mar 15, 2011, 12:21 PM by Jama Van Brunt

Fact Monster-
http://www.factmonster.com/games.html
Select "math games" or "math flashcards."  I like the Fraction Cafe and Cowboy Math for my 6th and 7th graders.  I would choose those two for my younger students because in order to play the game you have to do math.  The game isn't a reward for doing the math, the game and math are interwoven.  I would use the Baseball Geometry with my 8th graders.  I don't think I'd do the Baseball Geometry with my younger students because they'd be more concerned with playing the game and less concerned with the math part of it.  The 8th graders I can trust to do the math before playing the game.

Math-Play
http://www.math-play.com/

The middle school games are created to be like popular television games (jeopardy, millionaire, etc.) or sports (soccer, football, etc.), and the games are organized by grade level.  In the middle school games, the 6th grade games are much better than the 7th or 8th grade games.

SoftSchools.com
http://www.softschools.com/math/games/
I would use these games for some of my lower students (since I have 5th graders that are 2 grade levels behind).

Sheppard Software
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
The games on this website are organized in a way that students can easily choose a skill they want to work on.  I like the website because it's organized by specific math knowledge and skills, and not so much by grade-level.


My 5th graders are currently working on long division.  Double digit long division is a begining skill for 5th grade and it's difficult for them.  Some of my students understand division and can follow the steps perfectly and get the right answer every time.  For those students who still aren't getting it, there are some games on the websites I found that should help them with some fun practice.

My 6th and 7th graders are working with fractions, decimals, and percents, and there are a ton of interactive games that deal with fractions!

My 8th graders are headed towards geometry, and there are a lot of resources on the above websites that are geared toward shapes, angles, area, perimeter, etc.

9/14/10

posted Sep 14, 2010, 12:26 PM by Jama Van Brunt

Today we completed the NWEA Reading with goals Test
We visited the Book Mobile and checked out books. :)
We Read our really cool Books from the NWRL Book Mobile

Gizmos Coming Soon

posted Sep 14, 2010, 9:42 AM by Jama Van Brunt

Explore Learning

To register for the Fifth Grade Gizmo Class you must copy and paste the following code: F6PQAXNCXW

When you sign up for the class you will have full access to the website to browse, complete Gizmos and Assignments, here at school and at Home.

Welcome Back to School

posted Aug 18, 2010, 3:22 PM by Jama Van Brunt   [ updated Aug 31, 2010, 4:28 PM ]

Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year!
I am excited for a terrific year of Reading and Science!
My class webpage addres is http://science.nsdeagles.org/

Fifth grade is an exciting year. Here at Nespelem we use a middle school model for our intermediate classes. You will attend your Specials first thing in the morning on a rotating schedule. Specials include Culture, Music, P.E. and Computers. Next you will come to my room for Reading and Science. Mr. Erickson will teach you Social Studies, Miss Wells will teach you Math, and Mrs. Edwards will teach you Writing.

Core Class and Homework Expectations
Reading: You need to read 20 minutes a night Monday - Thursday, and 40 minutes for your Weekend homework.

Science:
  You may be given short Homework labs to do that include materials that you could find at your house. Any class assignments not turned in on time will be accepted until we finish the Science Unit we are studying.

Social Studies:
  There will be no Homework, but any assignments not turned in by the due date will be given a "C" if turned in a day late, and an "F" (zero points) if turned in two or more days late.

Math: 
You will not have homework unless you do not finish your assignment in class.  There will be tests on Friday so there should not be any homework for the weekends. If you don't turn in an assignment on time you have until the Chapter is finished to turn the work in. After that you will be unable to make up the work.

Writing: 
You are expected to be productive during this class and stay attentive. Please attend class with lots of paper and pencils.

Please set aside an area for studying at home, and remember to read every night.  You are  allowed to read NEWSPAPERS,  COMIC BOOKS,  VIDEO GAME CHEAT MAGAZINES,  NOVELS, AND  NON-FICTION BOOKS.  I believe that if students will read more and learn more if they are interested in what they are reading. :)

Homework will be recorded in a Reading log.   I will collect  Reading log every morning, if you don't have your Reading Log signed by a parent, you will be required to stay in at Lunch Recess and read for twenty minutes and write a summary for the last ten minutes.

I hope that this information will be helpful to you and your parents.
If you have any questions please call me at 634-4541.

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