Mrs. Stillman's 5th Grade Blog-May 3, 2019
Carry In Policy for the Brewers:
Carry-in Policy Guests may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Guests may bring food items into Miller Park using appropriate containers. Aerosol cans (sunscreen, hairspray, etc.) are prohibited. All bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16" x 16" x 8" or smaller and are subject to inspection. Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark. Only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
All food items must be contained within soft-see-through containers, i.e. ZipLoc bags in order to expedite bag inspections at Miller Park Gates. All permitted items will be subject to inspection at the gates.
Mark your Calendars!
The Intermediate choir, composed of the entire 4th and 5th grades, will kick off the Spring Showcase on Friday, May 10 at 1 pm in Donovan Hall with two fabulous choral selections. Parents are welcome to attend! Band, Conservatory, and individual students in grades 5-8 will also perform. Hope to see you there!
New Novel: Island of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O’Dell This week we began the novel based on a true story. It won the Newbery Award. Island of the Blue Dolphins is set on the island of San Nicolas, off the coast of California. It tells the story of the Indian girl Karana’s life from 1835-1853, when she is left alone to survive for years on her tribe's island after a series of unfortunate events. A wonderful story of survival, heartache, and tribal history. This book may come home to complete a chapter for homework. Students are working on comprehension skills and vocabulary throughout.
This past week we have building robots and learning some programming. Next week the teams will have to defeat a course.
Free day at Discovery World, May 5th. https://www.discoveryworld.org/calendar-of-events/free-day-with-us-forest-service/
Last week we finished up our look at the Age of Exploration. The final topic of discussion in this unit was the Columbian Exchange. The students were able to determine which plants, animals and diseases came to/from the Old World or the New World Countries. To wrap up this unit, we reviewed what we learned about the Vikings, the European Explorers, the obstacles to exploration, the Atlantic Slave Trade and finally the Columbian Exchange. Students completed an in class assessment using their notebooks and handouts. Daily Geography focused on the top 20 cities in the United States and how we use a census to gather that information.
This week we will begin our unit on the Thirteen Colonies. We will start by looking at European settlements in the New World, specifically those settled by England, France and Spain. Daily Geography will look at a history map of the 13 Original Colonies. With our field trip to Miller Park coming up, we’ll also be taking a look at the history of baseball, specifically in Milwaukee. Go Brewers!
This week we will spend some time learning about baseball statistics! Monday we will evaluate baseball cards and calculate batting averages. Tuesday we will prepare for the game by looking at unit rates. Thursday, we will graph some baseball data and evaluate distance. Next up, we will review unit conversions.
Grammar: We will continue to explore adverbs. The students will be creating a project using their favorite food and adverbs.
Vocabulary/DOL: We will work in Unit 11. Workbook pages are due on Thursday followed by the test on Friday.
Writing: The students have put the finishing touches on their Haiku Fish Poems. They are now swimming the halls.
Happy Birthday Stephen!
This week we have been exploring the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We will take a look at the Gospel in the Venture Magazine: Jesus and His Father Are One