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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 21 Social Studies Jan. 19-22

Learning objectives for the week:
*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. 
*I can use a graphic organizer to provide information about important business leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs and the impact they had on American society.  
No School Monday, Jan. 18th in honor of MLK Day

Week 20 Science Jan. 11-15

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can distinguish between physical and chemical properties.
*I can describe the differences between freezing, melting, and evaporation.
*I can describe factors that influence the rate at which different types of material freeze, melt, or evaporate. 
5-2 Vocab due Wednesday
"Explore at Home" Activity due Friday. 

Happy New Year!! Week 19 SS Jan 5-8

Learning objectives for the week:
*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 write an argumentative piece from the viewpoint of American Indians and the viewpoint of American settlers about their rights to the land west of the Mississippi River. 

Week 18 Science Dec. 14-18

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the effects of the oceans on weather and climate. 
*I can explain how mountains affect weather and climate. 
Chapter 4 Science Test Thursday
Wacky Wednesday 12/16
Holiday Party Friday 12/18 10-11:15am

Week 17 Social Studies Dec. 7-11

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain the need for the South and TN to move toward industry 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, and interpret narratives and excerpts from informational text describing the role that Chinese and Irish laborers played in the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. 
*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. 

Week 16 Science Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe internal forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movements that are responsible for the earth's major geological features such as mountains, valleys, etc.  
*I can describe the effects of the oceans on weather and climate. 

Week 14/15 Social Studies November 16-24

Learning objectives for the week:
*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.
*I can integrate information from several texts about the intent and failure of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. 
*I can describe the impact of yellow fever during the 1870s; why it was particularly deadly in West Tennessee and the election of African Americans to the General Assembly.  
*I can 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. 
No School November 25-27- Happy Thanksgiving!

November is Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Month.  The All Star team enjoyed a visit from Sarah's mom and her service dog, Brody, on Friday.  :)

Week 13 Science November 9-13

Learning objectives for the week:
*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. 
Civil War Unit Test and SS Notebook Check Tues. 11/10
No School Wed- Veteran's Day
Science Chapter 3 Test and Notebook Check Fri. 11/13

Week 12 Social Studies Nov. 2-6

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can use concrete words, phrases, and sensory details to describe the experience of the war on the battlefield and home front. 
*I can explain the contributions of Tennesseans during the war. 
*I can explain why Lincoln chose Johnson as his running mate in the election of 1864. 

The story of Pluto

This is a great video that explains why Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet.