Wednesday, March 7, 2018

RACE Response - "Ecosystems"


Check your e-mail for this week's assignment!

Please read the "Ecosystems" article below and answer the question using RACE. Reply to the e-mail with your +25 Super RACE Response before March 14 and I will respond with feedback.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

It's March!


The March wind blows winter away
And sweeps the streets from day to day
March brings surprises, first the day’s hot
Then it starts snowing, likely as not
Hurry, March wind, hurry along
We like to hear you sing your song.

~ Author Unknown ~

Here's our March calendar, hot off the press! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ain't Nothin' but a Coordinate Plane


In math this week we are moving on to geometry. To be more specific, we are learning about the parts of a COORDINATE PLANE.

First things first. Let's start with the vocabulary words. What is a coordinate plane, anyway?

Other important parts of the coordinate plane are...

In geometry, a coordinate plane includes all numbers, both positive and negative. It is divided into 4 QUADRANTS. We write the quadrants as roman numerals and the order travels around the coordinate plane in a counter-clockwise fashion.

In your math future you will plot points on all of the quadrants, so pay close attention to the coordinates. Are they positive or negative?

Today, we will stick with QUADRANT I where the x and y axes are positive (+,+).

When you use coordinates to plot points, you always travel across the x axis first. Then, move up the y axis. Across, then up.

This trick may help you remember what to do...

RUN across and then JUMP up!

 Thanks Mario!

Let's practice. Are the answers on this activity correct?

Now we'll do the plotting. On this activity, we were given coordinates. Are the points in the correct places? 

I believe they are! Nice work!

No lesson would be complete without a song. Am I right? Here's a catchy tune about the parts of a coordinate plane. Turn up your speakers and feel free to sing along!

 Yoooou ain't nothin' but a coordinate plane...

Thanks Mr. Phillips!

Here are the notebook page samples for this lesson. Please make sure your notebook is up to date. For more awesome math notebook pages like these, check out Mrs. Turner's TpT store!

[click on any image on this post to get a closer look]

 For games and other resources to go with this lesson, click on the links below!

Remember, if you did not complete the Quick Check in class, please send it to me by Friday for credit!

Keep up the great work!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Calendar


It's finally FEB-RU-ARY!

(I still think January was 84 days instead of 31)

 (click to enlarge)

February 7, 2018
Editorial Peer Edit - bring your rough draft to CC and make sure you have a working microphone!

February 9, 2018
Editorial Final Draft Due (100 points possible)

February 19, 2018
Presidents' Day Holiday (No School)

April 2-6, 2018
Spring Break (No School)

Will Phil see his shadow tomorrow?

Have a great month!
Mrs. Sol

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Division with Decimals


Hey Friends! This week we are learning how to divide numbers that include decimals.

To divide decimals correctly, you have to remember 3 things.
  1. Use graph paper to line up your numbers correctly.
  2. Move the decimal, so that your divisor is a whole number. What you do to the divisor, you do to the dividend.
  3. Use your mad long division skillz to solve. 
(sing this song if necessary)

Here is a quick lesson from Cool Math:

Click here for the whole lesson!

Long Division


Hey kids! In math this week, we are going to learn how to find quotients of whole numbers with up to 4-digit dividends! Sweet!

To get up to speed on division, first watch this...

Then watch this...

Here is a peek at our notebook pages this week. 
Click the photo to enlarge.

To print a copy of the 5.NBT.6 notebook pages for this week, click the image below.

Let me know if you need help!