Mrs. Smee

ADVENTURE IS BREWING IN

FIFTH GRADE

 I have been teaching for 15 years, and am still as passionate about teaching as I was that first year. I believe a successful classroom is composed of a blend of enthusiasm, teamwork, perseverance, kindness, trust, faith, and good, old-fashioned fun, to name just a few. My hope is to touch the heart and ignite the mind of each of my students.

  Contact me: jsmee@stvincentelementary.com

 

Our "I can" statements for the week of  4/24/17:

Science:...understand how organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem...Populations of organisms can be categorized by how they acquire energy...Food webs can be used to identify the relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem...Recognize that plants and some microorganisms are producers and that they are the foundation of the food web...Explain how producers transform energy from the sun and make food through a process called photosynthesis...Trace and illustrate the organization of simple food chains (producers/plants, consumers/animals and decomposers /bacteria and fungi) and food webs... understand that Energy passes from organism to organism as illustrated in food webs... explain Differences and similarities of biomes and ecosystems...explain Symbiotic relationships to consumers (herbivores, omnivores and carnivores) and decomposers. 5. Recognize that the exchange of energy that occurs in an ecosystem can be represented as a food web... Compare the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers and explain how they work together within an ecosystem...Recognize that the exchange of energy in an ecosystem is essential because all processes of life for all organisms require a continual supply of energy...Investigate change in an established model of an ecosystem over time...Explain ways that humans can improve the health of ecosystems...Compare and contrast properties and differences in an organism's environment/habitat that affect its survival...Evaluate and summarize the relationships dependent upon the organisms of another species for survival...Analyze how organisms can survive only in ecosystems in which their needs can be met...Recognize that the world has different ecosystems, and distinct ecosystems support the lives of different types of organisms...Describe how animals physically/behaviorally adapt to their environment.

Social Studies: ...display skill in using maps, globes, and geographic tools to gather information...use latitude and longitude to make observations about location...determine regions using data related to various criteria including landform, climate, population, and cultural and economic characteristics...identify the major landforms of the U.S. and how they relate to humans (Rockies, Appalachians, MIssissippi and Ohio Rivers, Great Lakes, regions).

Math: ...compare decimals to fractions...explore entrepreneurship and using math and science to build designs and solutions.

Religion:...explore the sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony.

Reading/English Language Arts:...analyze text for character, setting, plot, theme, and point of view...make inferences using character actions and point of view...use text evidence to prove a statement...Identify an adverb as a word describing a verb, adjective, or other adverb, and use adverbs correctly in sentences...Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs...contrast adverbs and adjectives.


Homework for the week

MONDAY:

Math:

Reading/LA:  

Soc. Studies: 

Religion:

Science: 



TUESDAY:

Math: Fractions packet due Thursday

Reading/LA: 

Soc. Studies:  Ch.3, Less.1 pages and questions due Thursday

Religion: 

Science: 


WEDNESDAY:

Math: Fractions packet due tomorrow

Reading/LA: 

Soc. Studies: Ch.3, Less.1 due tomorrow

Religion: 

Science: 


THURSDAY:

Math: 

Reading/LA: 

Soc. Studies: 

Religion:

Science:

 

​***5TH GRADE LEARNERS SHOULD PRACTICE THEIR MATH FACTS FOR 10 MINUTES EVERY EVENING***

PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO READ EACH DAY, IT REALLY DOES SHARPEN THE MIND!  LOG THEIR MINUTES IN THEIR ASSIGNMENT BOOK FOR CLASSROOM CREDIT!

What's going on in S2TEMand PBL:

  • work on Hattie Larlham project
  • Work on PBL involving the Akron Zoo, relating to our Ecosystems unit
  • Rollout Soap Box Derby PBL

 


News/ Reminders: