Week of May 16th
Monday, May 16th- Early Release Day
Thursday, May 19th- International Bazaar
Friday, May 20th- ELA Homework Due, Science End of Year Assessment
Monday, May 23rd- Battle of the Books
Thursday, May 26th- Field Trip to Animal Kingdom
Tuesday, May 31st- All books due to the Media Center
Friday, June 3rd- Field Day
STEM Unit of Study: Interdependence
Task: You've been commissioned by the city of Tampa to build a tourist attraction in the field behind TBK8. Create a proposal to persuade the city of Tampa to select your tourist attraction.
We will be working through our Social Studies LDC on Florida Tourism and Economy this week. Students will be reading and analyzing a primary source (tourism flyer) and a secondary source (article) to learn about the economic impact tourism has on Florida's economy. We will also be reading an article titled, "Riding the Rails to Sunshine" to determine how automobiles changed tourism in Florida and affected Florida's economy.
This week students will:
- determine the main idea of a primary source
- summarize information they record on a note taking guide
- develop a clear understanding of what they must know and be able to do to successfully complete their Unit of Study task
- 1 Reading Response using Seesaw (make sure to post in the reading response folder)
- Read 30 minutes each night
We will be continuing to review multiplication and division through project based learning this week. Students will be working in small groups as wildlife biologists who are interested in saving the black-footed ferret from becoming extinct. They will be establishing a new ferret-breeding program at the Lowry Park Zoo and will need to create a presentation for the zoo that includes their records about the ferrets that they can share with other breeders. Students will be presenting their projects to the class by the end of this week.
- Solve multi-step word problems using the 4 operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.
- Represent problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
- Multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a one-digit whole number.
- Multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.
- Find whole number quotients
Think Central Resources:
Animated Math Model Skills 9-20
Students will continue to explain how although characteristics of animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment. They will also be comparing and contrasting the major stages in the life cycles of Florida animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis and recognizing that animal behaviors may be shaped by heredity and learning.
**Students will be taking their End of Year Science Assessment on Friday this week.
**Our test for this chapter will be taken next week.
- How would you explain how animals have certain characteristics?
- How the the major stages of Florida animals compare?
- How do heredity and learning shape animal behavior?
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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Following the Life Cycle -Suzanne Slade
From Tadpole to Frog: Following the Life Cycle -Suzanne Slade
From Mealworm to Beetle: Following the Life Cycle -Suzanne Slade
Using Nearpod to learn more about the life cycle of a frog in science.
We met with our Kindergarten buddies to read From Caterpillar to Butterfly on MyOn and record the life cycle on Seesaw. We also saw their mealworms!
We ended our Friday by releasing our butterflies! Our eggs hatched over the weekend that they laid!