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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 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. 

John Brown's Body

We learned about the abolitionist John Brown last week and how his actions, among others, led to the start of the Civil War. Students loved hearing this tribute song in class!

Week 5 Science Sept. 8-11

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can identify photosynthesis as the food manufacturing process in plants.
*I can use information about the impact of human actions or natural disasters on the environment to support a simple hypothesis, make a prediction, or draw a conclusion. 
Science Chapter 1 Test Friday
Science Interactive Notebook Check Monday 9/14
 
Upcoming Dates:
PTA Citizenship Essay due 9/15
Fire Poster Contest entries due 9/16 (optional)
Conferences 9/17
No school for students 9/18

Week 4 Social Studies August 31- Sept. 4

Learning objectives for the week:
*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, including: Missouri Compromise, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Compromise of 1850, Brook's attack on Sumner, Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown's Raid, and the Dred Scott Case.
*I can evaluate each candidate in the campaign of 1860 and analyze how that campaign reflected the sectional turmoil of the country. 
*I can explain with supporting details why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession and the events that led it to eventually leave the Union. 
 
Pre-Civil War Quiz Friday 9/4
SS Notebook Check Friday 9/4

The Symbiotic Song!

We learned about symbiotic relationships last week. This students loved this song!

Week 3 Science August 24-28

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can describe the different types of nutritional relationships that exist among organisms.
*I can distinguish among symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.  
 

Week 2 Social Studies August 17-21

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can explain 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 multiple samples of abolition leaders' writing and their stance on slavery, including: Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, the Grimke sisters, and William Lloyd Garrison. 
 
Science quiz on cells Friday 8/21.  Study your notebook! 

Week 1 Science August 10-14

Learning objectives for the week:
*I can identify the major parts of plant and animal cells, such as the nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, and cytoplasm.
*I can compare and contrast basic structures and functions of plant and animal cells.