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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

Cell Rap

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

Week 10 Social Studies October 19-23

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain the significance and outcomes the major battles of the Civil War and identify their location on a map.
*I can read an write and informative piece summarizing the Gettysburg Address to determine its meaning and significance. 
 
"See Memphis" field trip Thursday, October 22 :)

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.