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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
 
LAMPS 
Monday: Art
Tuesday: PE
Wednesday: Enrichment
Thursday: Library (Week A)   STEM (Week B)
Friday: Music
 

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Week 25 Social Studies Feb. 12-15

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can present my technology project to my classmates.
*I can summarize the reasons for American entry into WWI, including submarine attacks on the Lusitania and the Zimmerman telegram.
*I can locate and map the countries of the Central and Allied powers during WWI.
*I can explain the roles of significant people and groups in WWI, including Herbert Hoover, John J. Pershing, doughboys, Lawrence Tyson, and Alvin C. York. 
 
Parent-teacher conferences 2/15
Teacher inservice, no school for students 2/16
President's Day, no school for students 2/19

Week 23 Social Studies Jan. 29- Feb. 2

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can use a graphic organizer to provide information about important business leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs and the impact they had on American society. 
*I can analyze the causes, course, and consequences of the Spanish American War. 
*I can analyze the major goals, struggles, and achievements of the Progressive Era, including attacking racial discrimination, child labor, big business, conservation, and alcohol use. 
*I can describe the effects of Jim Crow Laws on the nation and Tennessee and the efforts of Ida B. Wells and Randolph Miller to bring attention to the inequalities of segregation. 
 
Jan. book orders due 1/30
Technology Project topic slip due Wed. 1/31
Technology Project due Fri. 2/9

Week 22 Science Jan. 22-26

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the differences among freezing, melting, and evaporation. 
*I can describe factors that influence the rate at which different types of material freeze, melt, or evaporate .
 
Chapter 5 test Friday
Technology project slips due Wed 1/31

Week 20 Social Studies Jan. 8-12

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the role of Buffalo Soldiers in settling the West, including Tennessee native George Jordan. 
*I can summarize why the United States was viewed as the land of opportunity by immigrants versus a growing sense of protectionism and nativism by American citizens.
*I can describe child labor and working conditions in factories
*I can analyze the role of Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor in changing standards for working conditions. 
 
Monday 1/15 No School- MLK Jr. Day

Week 17 Social Studies Dec. 4-8

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the impact of yellow fever during the 1870's
*I can explain the need for the South and Tennessee to move toward industry and mechanization after the Civil War and identify examples of the effort
*I can map the sources of new immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, China and Japan
*I can interpret informational text narratives and excerpts that describe the role of Chinese and Irish laborers in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
*I can summarize why the United States was viewed as a land of opportunity by immigrants while at the same time, American citizens were developing a growing sense of intolerance towards the increasing number of immigrants. 

Week 16 Science Nov. 27- Dec.1

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can use data from an investigation to determine the method by which heat energy is transferred from one object or material to another.
*I can revisit concepts from Chapter 6 and create a review project
 
Chapter 6 Test Friday
 

Week 14 Social Studies Nov. 13-17

Learning objectives for the week:
*Compare and contrast the different Reconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress
*Integrate information from several texts about the failure of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
*Analyze why the Radical Republicans turned to military Reconstruction and the backlash resulting in the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, black codes, and vigilante justice.
*Explain the impact of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1870, including poll taxes, segregation, and funds for public education. 
 
Friday- Field Trip to Biz Town 

Week 13 Science Nov. 6-10

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain the relationship that exists among mass, force, and distance traveled. 
*I can differentiate between potential and kinetic energy. 
*I can work with my business to prepare the necessary documents and materials to be ready for next week's field trip to JA Biz Town. 
 
Biz Town field trip next Friday, 11/17

Week 12 Social Studies Oct. 30- Nov. 3

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain why Lincoln chose Andrew Johnson as his running mate in the election of 1864.
*I can describe the physical, social, political, and economic consequences of the Civil War on the southern United States
*I can draw on information from print and digital resources to describe the impact of the assassinaiton of Abraham Lincoln on the nation. 
*I can analyze the goals and accomplishments of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Freedmen's Bureau, and Fisk University to help former slaves begin a new life. 
*I can compare and contrast the different Reconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress. 
 
October 31st- Wear Halloween costume to school for $1

Week 11 Science Oct. 23-27

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can identify the force that causes objects to fall to the ground
*I can recognize that the Earth attracts objects without touching them
*I can explore and explain how shape affects the rate at which objects fall tot he ground.
 
Open House Thursday 10/26 5:30-7pm

Week 6 Social Studies Sept. 11-14

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can analyze the geographic, social, political, and economic strengths and weaknesses of the North and South.
*I can identify the Border States and explain the efforts of the Union and the Confederacy to secure them to their causes.
*I can draw on informational text to explain the roles of the military and civil leaders during the Civil War
 
9/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences
9/15 No school for students

Week 5 Science Sept. 5-8

 Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe and model tectonic plate movement on Earth. 
*I can describe internal forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movement that are responsible for the earth's major geological features. 
 
 

Week 4 Social Studies Aug. 28- Sept. 1

 Learning objectives for the week:
*I can evaluate the Presidential election of 1860 by analyzing the campaign and explaining how the election reflected the turmoil between the North and the South. 
*I can explain and demonstrate the reasons why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession. 
*I can determine the meanings of Northern and Southern names and terminology.
*I can analyze the geographic, social, political, and economic strengths and weaknesses of the North and South.
 
Friday 9/1- Go Jim Go! Wear PJ's to school for a $1 donation
Monday 9/4- Labor Day- No School

Week 3 Science August 21-25

 Learning objectives for the week:
*I can evaluate whether or not Pluto should be considered a planet and justify my decision with proof. 
*I can select information from a complex data representation to draw conclusions about the planets.
*I can identify methods and tools for identifying star patterns.
 
August 21-Solar Eclipse Day!
August 22- Meet the Teachers Night Start times: 5:15pm & 6:15pm
August 24- Individual fall portraits