JUNE 2016

Summer book selection!  Create your list of 3-5+ BOOKS TO READ over the summer!  The following are just a few lists to get you going...remember, you can search our shelves and the library as well!

Scholastic Book Wizard (use to find a book-alike!) 

Books for "boys" - great list, girls check this out too!

 Favorite books for 5th graders ( we can all check these out!)

 3-5th grade list

6-8th grade list

 Newbery award list

 2016 reading list (see pages 6-7, lots of books we love!)

 Summer reading list for "rising 6th graders"

 leveled book list 

Teton County Library search    See if the town library has it!  If not, they can generaly GET it for you!!


MAY-JUNE 2016

COLLABORATING IN OUR DIGITAL COMMUNITY

Respond to the following question on our PADLET SITE:

What are the rights and responsibilities of American Citizens?

 

APRIL 2016

       3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

Learning the Preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?  Check out these cartchy ways of remembering what it's all about!

     PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

      BILL OF RIGHTS


MARCH 2016

HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

JAMES ARMISTEAD LAFAYETTE

ABIGAIL ADAMS

SAMUEL ADAMS

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

PAUL REVERE

PHYLIS WHEATLY

 

PRUDENCE CUMMINGS WRIGHT


DECEMBER 21, 2015

Teton Raptor Center - take notes on their mission, and the services that they provide our community!


DECEMBER 4, 2015

13 colonies research site!

Interactive map of 13 colonies - click on each colony and learn more

13 colonies song

School House Rock No More Kings

 

OCTOBER 16, 2015

After Columbus brought news of the new world to Europe, many people went to the new world in search of the land of riches!The SPANISH CONQUISTADORS were some of the first to travel to the new world. 

Your mission today is to:

1.  Read the short descriptions about the following men by clicking on the link above:

  • Hernan Cortes
  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa 
  • Juan Ponce de León 
  • Hernando de Soto
2.  Decide which Spanish Conquistidor you would like to learn more about.  
3.  Begin by looking at some of the links below and fill our your graphic organizer, detailing biographical facts about your explorer, dates of exploration, country of allegiance, route, motivation for exploration, and results/consequences of exploration.  Talk to Ms. Lisa if you would like to explore other sites for additional information!
CORTES
PIZARRO
BALBOA
PONCE de LEON

de SOTO

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

So you think you know a lot about early explorers, eh?  Are you ready to WALK THE PLANK?   Play this quiz game and see if you're the expert you want to be?

Can you identify this face?  What do you know about him so far?

                  

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MARCH 10, 2015

Students are plotting the towns along the Transcontinental Railroad as we learn about the efforts that brought the Union Pacific (traveling West from Ohmaha, NE) and the Central Pacific Railroad (traveling East from Sacremento, CA) together with a golden spike in Promontory, Utah

Students, use this link:  OUR RAILROAD MAP

 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2014 

What does this type of hat have to do with Westward Expansion, particularly the lifestyle of the Mountain Men?  10 "bonus points" to the first person who can correctly explain to Ms. Lisa!

NOVEMBER 17-25, 2014

Students will be developing a "center" that they will share with other students about life on Plymouth Plantation, the Mayflower journey, or the Wampanoag tribe.  The following links are a few resources for each group:

PLYMOUTH PLANTATION

Virtual Fieldtrip

Talk like a Pilgrim 

Clues abut the first Thanksgiving feast 

Life on the Plantation (compare and contrast with Wampanoag)

Taste the Past - plymouth and Wampanoag recipes 

Authentic Early Colonial Recipes

MAYFLOWER JOUNREY

Virtual Fieldtrip

An interactive game about the Mayflower    

A great diagram of the Mayflower

The Mayflower and her people 

 Voyage to freedom

Food on the Mayflower

 

WAMPANOAG TRIBE

Virtual Fieldtrip

video of Wampanoag basics 

Wampanoag home sites

Wampanoag history for kids 

Life in the Wampanoag village (compare and contrast with Plymouth) 

Wampanoag Recipes 

Taste the Past - plymouth and Wampanoag recipes

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Our reading and writing are lining up beautifully as we explore similes and metaphors in both realms. Here's a quick refresher about SIMILES AND METAPHORS (caution, you-tube link).  We use similes and metaphors as readers to help us visualize, and comare and contrast, which in turn helps us think more deply about our topic.  As writers, we use similes and metaphors to help our readers do the same!

NOVEMBER 3, 2014

This trimester, our study of regional landscapes has blended perfectly with early Wyoming Histroy.  We have looked at Dinosaurs, techtonic plates and uplift, fossils, and glaciation.  This week we focus on the most recent ICE AGE time period (roughly 40,000-15,000 years ago) through the lense of Wyoming History. 

This week students will learn about the Bering Land Bridge, humans and animals of the ice age, and a bit about the tools used to hunt these animals.

OCTOBER 20, 2014

This past week we have explored vatious effects from the movement of tectonic plates: volcanoes, rifts, earthquakes, and mountain formation.  We looked at various types of mountain formations around the globe, and this week we are focusing on the formation of the mountains in ourown back yard.  The following links will be used by students in class this week to "jig-saw" together the formation process of the Tetons!

1.  Teton Formation animation

2. Formation of the Tetons

3.  Grand Teton's Geology: Faults

4.  Mountains Fault 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Closeup_of_Grand_Tetons.JPG

OCTOBER 6, 2014

Today we switched gears and followed up on a previous conversation; if Wyoming used to be flat, warm, humid,and forested, how come it's so different now?  Where did the mountains, cooler temperatures, and arid climate come from?

To start exploring the agents of change, students will start by learning about PLATE TECTONICS.  Did you know that since the age of the Dinosaurs, our state has migrated more than 400 miles further from the equator?  That's only part of the equation... stay tuned for more about UPLIFT (caution, youtube link) in the next few days.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

This week we are beginning to explor the idea of fossilization.  Students are learning about the conditions needed for fossilization to happen. Below are some linked articles on the topic:

What Are Fossils?

How are Fossils Formed?

What's a Fossil? (caution, Youtube Link.  Monitoring advised)


September 16, 2014

We are currently launching our Wyoming History study by jumping back approximately 250-150 MILLION YEARS IN THE PAST!!  DINOSAURS!

Students are reading up on a few areas around Wyoming that have significant numbers of dinosaur fossils.

COMO BLUFFS

NEWCASTLE and more about Triceritops in Newcastle

THERMOPOLIS

Next we will begin to explore some of the adaptations these dinosaurs had and why they were well suited to their TROPICAL CLIMATE!  Yes, Wyoming was not always a dessert... stay tuned for more Dino discoveries....


 

 

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