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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
 

Recent Posts

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.

"See Memphis" Field Trip Video by Mrs. Baird

Mrs. Baird made this awesome Go Pro video of our field trip!!

Week 11 Science Oct. 26-30

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can distinguish among the planets according to their known characteristics such as appearance, location, composition, and apparent motion.  
*I can select information from a complex data representation to draw conclusions about the planets.  
 
*This week is Red Ribbon Week.  See agenda for dress up day themes. 
*Civil War battles quiz Tues.  
*Open House Thursday

We had a blast on our tour of Memphis field trip!  Be sure to check out the "Downtown Field Trip" Album for more pictures!

The Gettysburg Address

President Obama, former Presidents, and celebrities (including Taylor Swift) saying the Gettysburg Address.

Cell Rap

Lots of requests for this one from the beginning of the year to be added to the website. :)