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Welcome students and parents! My name is Mrs. Fleming and I teach 5th grade science and social studies. Thanks for visiting our class website! 
Mrs. Fleming's Homeroom Schedule:
Lunch: 12:45-1:15
Monday: Art
Tuesday: PE
Wednesday: Enrichment
Thursday: Library (Week A)   STEM (Week B)
Friday: Music

Recent Posts

Week 9 Science Oct. 5-9

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can identify physical and behavioral adaptations that enable animals such as amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, and mammals to survive in a particular environment. 
*I can explain how fossils provide information about the past. 
Science Chapter 2 Test Thursday 10/8.  
Fall Break is next week! (October 12-16)  Have fun and be safe!

Week 8 Social Studies Sept. 28- Oct. 2

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can draw on informational text to explain the roles of the military and civil leaders during the Civil War including: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, and Clara Barton.
*I can explain the significance and outcome of the major battles and identify their location on a map or visual representation including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg, 
Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Franklin, Nashville, Appomattox Court House. 
*Spirit Week- see agenda for dress up days!
*Tiger Walk is Friday!

Week 7 Science Sept. 21-25

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can recognize that information is passed from parent to offspring during reproduction.
*I can distinguish between inherited traits and those that can be attributed to the environment.  
9/24 Tara turns 20!!  Birthday celebration picnic Thursday from 5-7pm.  Hope to see you there!  
9/25 Book orders are due.  Order online using the link to the right or send in a check made payable to Scholastic. 

Week 6 Social Studies Sept. 14-17

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain with supporting details why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession.
*I can determine the meaning of the terms of the Civil War period with a visual representation
*I can analyze the geographic, social, political, and economic strengths and weaknesses of the North and South. 

John Brown's Body

We learned about the abolitionist John Brown last week and how his actions, among others, led to the start of the Civil War. Students loved hearing this tribute song in class!

Week 5 Science Sept. 8-11

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can identify photosynthesis as the food manufacturing process in plants.
*I can use information about the impact of human actions or natural disasters on the environment to support a simple hypothesis, make a prediction, or draw a conclusion. 
Science Chapter 1 Test Friday
Science Interactive Notebook Check Monday 9/14
Upcoming Dates:
PTA Citizenship Essay due 9/15
Fire Poster Contest entries due 9/16 (optional)
Conferences 9/17
No school for students 9/18

Week 4 Social Studies August 31- Sept. 4

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can draw on information from multiple print or digital resources explaining the events that made slavery a national issue during the mid-19th century, including: Missouri Compromise, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Compromise of 1850, Brook's attack on Sumner, Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown's Raid, and the Dred Scott Case.
*I can evaluate each candidate in the campaign of 1860 and analyze how that campaign reflected the sectional turmoil of the country. 
*I can explain with supporting details why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession and the events that led it to eventually leave the Union. 
Pre-Civil War Quiz Friday 9/4
SS Notebook Check Friday 9/4

The Symbiotic Song!

We learned about symbiotic relationships last week. This students loved this song!

Week 3 Science August 24-28

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the different types of nutritional relationships that exist among organisms.
*I can distinguish among symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.