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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 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

Week 2 Social Studies August 14-18

 Objectives for the week:
*I can set up my social studies notebook and discuss why it is important to study history.  
*I can interpret the sectional differences between the North and the South in economics, transportation, and population.
*I can use primary sources to analyze abolitionists writings.
*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. 

Week 1 Science August 7-11

 Objectives for the week:
*I can get to know my new classmates and teachers.
*I can set up my science notebook and learn the classroom rules and procedures.
*I can distinguish among the planets according to their known characteristics. 

Week 32 April 10-13

Learning objectives for the week:
*Review of earth and space science standards
*The Roaring Twenties
*The Great Depression
 
Friday- No School- Good Friday

Week 28 March 6-10

Learning objectives for the week:
*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. 
*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.  
 
Friday: Wear pajamas and a crazy hat!!

Week 24 Feb. 6-9

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can write an argumentative piece from he viewpoint of American indians and the viewpoint of American settlers an]bout their rights to the land west of the Mississippi River. 
*I can describe the role of Buffalo Soldiers in settling the West, including Tennessee native George Jordan.
*I can describe child labor and working conditions in factories. 
 
Technology Project due Wed. 2/8
No School Fri 2/10- Teacher In-service Day

Week 23 Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can distinguish between physical and chemical properties.
*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. 
 
Technology Project due next Wed. Feb. 8
 

Week 22 Jan. 23-27

Learning objectives for the week:
*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 analyze the appeal of the Great Plains to settlers and immigrants, including geographical factors, railroads, homesteading rights, and the absence of American Indians.
*I can write a short piece with concrete words, phrases, and sensory details of the life on the Great Plains from the viewpoint of a particular immigrant or migrant group. 
*I can describe the role of Buffalo Soldiers in settling the West, including Tennessee native George Jordan.
 
Book orders due Tuesday 1/24
Technology Project Slips due Friday 1/27
Kindness Week!  See handout for dress up day schedule. 
 
 

Week 21 Jan. 17-20

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can distinguish between physical and chemical properties.
*I can describe the differences among freezing, melting, and evaporation. 
 
iPad deployment Wed. 1/18
Technology project info sheet sent home Tues. 1/17
Technology project slip due Fri. 1/27
Technology project due Feb. 2/8

Week 19 Jan. 3-6

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain how mountains affect weather and climate.
* I can describe the effects of the oceans on weather and climate. 
 
Chapter 4 Science Test Friday

Week 17 Dec. 5-9

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can integrate information from several texts about the intent and failure of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
*I can analyze why the Radical Republicans turned to military Reconstruction and the backlash resulting in the rise of the KKK, black codes, and vigilante justice. 
*I can explain the impact of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1870, including poll taxes, segregation, and funds for public education. 
*I can explain the compromise that ended Reconstruction with the election of Rutherford B. Hayes.  
 
Spelling Bee Friday 12/9