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                                                                                                                              1/19/18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Dear Parents,

The children have been working hard during this grading period learning all about the Solar System. The students investigated the relative size of each planet as well as their relative distances from each other.  The kids Learned about the Sun, Earth and Moon system. They also created models of the Moon's features and investigated NASA missions in space.  The students also discovered alll kinds of information about the planets and dwarf planets as well as Asteroids, meteors and comets. The children even completed a project over constellations and they had the opportunity to experience the planetarium provided by the Richland Astronomical Society!  Ask your child all about it. 

The Students are also participating in an interschool STEM challenge competition.  Eastern is competing with Crestview, New London and Huron Schools for the STEM prize which will be announced later this year.  Teams of students are competing for points which the children earn after successfully completing various STEM challenges thoughout the year.  The students have already completed several challenges including creating a working solar oven, creating a paper airplane with specific design specifications as well as designing a catapult.  More challenges ahead.  I will keep you posted on our progress.

In Social Studies class, the students have been learning all about the regions of the United States.  The children have been investigating the people, topography as well as the other many factors that make each area unique.  The children created destination brochures for a region as well as participated in Tacky Tourist Day.  The children are now immersed in learning all about the Mississippians as well as the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztec civilizations. 

As a team we will continue to enforce our behavior plan by using the Class Dojo daily. We encourage you to continue to check assignment books and take home folders as well as progress book for updated grades. We are having a wonderful year and the children are engaged and excited about learning. The end of the first nine weeks will arrive soon and the children have made a lot of progress.  We will be holding a silent behavior auction and would appreciate any donations to the cause.


Thank you,

Sarah Freundlich


 


 


Parent Survey

Please copy and paste this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKSQ5T8

 Review Websites

5th Grade SOL Review activities

http://www.solpass.org/5s/5Science.php

5th Grade Review Interactive actvities

http://www.lisd.org/technology/itswebs/elem/curr/science/5sciwebsites.htm

Social Studies Games

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm


Force and Motion Unit Interactive Activities

Interactive Sites for Education

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/physics-and-motion.html

 

Force and motion the basics

http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/forces-and-motion-basics/latest/forces-and-motion-basics_en.html

 

Roller Coaster Game

http://www.funderstanding.com/educators/coaster/

Friction ramp

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/motion-games/friction-ramp.html

Net Force calculation Game

https://www.thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/Programs/Games/NetForceSimpleGame/index.html

 

Space Unit interactive Review

BBC Earth, Moon, Sun

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml

Complete Astronomy and Space Science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/activity/

 

Earth in Motion

http://pbs.panda-prod.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/media/assets/wgbh/ess05/ess05_int_seasonsgame/index.html

 

Read information about years and the seasons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/revision/5/

Stdy Jams-Universe

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/universe.htm

 

Read super Cool Space Tools

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/story-space-tools/en/#/review/story-space-tools/book.swf?bookXML=supercool-space-tools.xml

 

 

 

Science Games

Lunar Challenge

http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_challenge/moon_challenge.html

 

http://pbskids.org/games/science/

http://sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm


 Light

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/light/play/

Economics Games

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/mad_money_flash.html

http://www.econedlink.org/tool/101/

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?filename=dragndrop3.swf&lid=642

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?filename=dragndrop_5.swf&lid=642

Earth moon Sun 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml 

Astronomy and space

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/activity/ 

Supercool science tools Earth in motion

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/story-space-tools/en/ 

Technology Links for research

What would it be like to live on Mars

http://www.windows2universe.org/kids_space/lifeonmars.html

kids astronomy

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/Men-on-Mars-article.php

Answers about Mars

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/mars

ESA kids

http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMR09WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html

Mars news for kids

http://htekidsnews.com/life-on-mars/

cool facts about Mars

http://www.coolkidfacts.com/mars-facts-for-kids/

NASA Explore information about colonies in space

https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/Education_and_Careers/STEM_K-12_Outreach/Kids_Place/Space_Activities/Space%20Colonies-Build%20%20a%20Lunar%20or%20mars%20City.pdf

Humans on Mars?

http://www.space.com/20933-humans-on-mars-buzz-think-so-video.html

Mars Mission NASA

http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/overview/

Will Astronauts have enough, food, water and oxygen on Mars?

http://www.mars-one.com/faq/health-and-ethics/will-the-astronauts-have-enough-water-food-and-oxygen

Facts about the Solar system

http://www.planetsforkids.org/

Astronomy for Kids

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

Fun Solar system facts

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space/solarsystem.html

NASA game for review

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/flash/games/level5/Solar_System.html

Parent Handbook 

  Websites to Keep Skills Sharp 

Math and ELA -  http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Scholastic Story Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Math and ELA - http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/practice-test-ca/

Math

www.mathplayground.com

Science (5th) and Social Studies (4th and 6th) - http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/

https://login1.cloud2.tds.airast.org/student/V58/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Ohio_PT&v=58

Study materials for Students for each unit found on the link below:

http://quizlet.com/

Professional Association Link for Science Teachers in Richland County

 North Central Educators Reviewing Development of Science (NERDS)

https://www.smore.com/y6r4w

Computer Lab Assignment

Science review assessment #1

 science review assessment #2

Science reivew assessment #3

science_review_assignment_4.docx

science_review_assignment_5.docx

  science_review_assignment6.docx

 science_review_assignment_7.docx

 Science_Review_Assignment_8.docx 

science_review_assignment_9.docx  

science_review_assignment_10.docx 

Computer_review_assignment_11.docx

computer_review_assignment_12.docx