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I will post here and you can look at my posts and comment on them.  Unfortunately, you cannot post here.  Feel free to look around, explore some of the suggested links or add a comment to a post.

If you find a great website or some good information to share, you can post on our classroom or community pages.  If you would like to access these blogs from here, just click on the links and they will take you there.

Let’s make our class blogs the best and most active in the school!

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Mystery Story

We will be creating our own mysteries.  The mysteries will include all of the parts of a narrative and the characteristics of a mystery.

In addition to the characteristics of a mystery listed above, we have found some more below.
  • victim
  • crime scene
  • investigation
  • evidence
  • witnesses
  • alibi
  • motive, means, opportunity
  • thief
  • accomplice
  • confession
(You don’t need to have all of them in your story.)

Mystery Story Book Cover

Features

– title

– author, illustrator

– pictures (exciting, related to story)

Style

– different fonts

Parts

– front, back, inside

Other

– # in a series

– award

– hook or subtitle

– publisher (eg. Scholastic)

– recommendation, dedication

– comment “Best seller”

– incentive item

– summary

– UPC or bar code

– reading level

– price

– about the author

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Data Management

Here are some data management websites to explore.

http://math5.nelson.com/studentcentre/studtryout.html

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/create-line-graphs

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/line-graphs

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/data/frequency_diagrams/play.shtml

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Here are some websites to help us understand physical and chemical changes.

http://vital.cs.ohiou.edu/steamwebsite/downloads/ChangeLab.swf

http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Reactions

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/physical-chemical-change.html

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Reversible and Irreversible Changes – New Crystal of St. Helena Activity

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Characteristics of Materials – New Androvax Activity

Click on the link below to play this activity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/material_properties/play.shtml

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Characteristics of Materials

Try these activities on other characteristics of materials.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/characteristics_materials.shtml

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Solids, Liquids and Gases – new M.I. High Activity

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Solids, Liquids and Gases Review

Try both of these activities and see if you can answer the questions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/gases_liquids_solids/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml

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Changes in States of Matter

Try the activity below and post the answers to the questions.  When you are finished, click on the link and try the quiz at the bottom of the page.


OR try the Deadly 60’s Activity.  Click on the website below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/changing_states/play.shtml

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Happy Holidays, Class Five-O!

 

Class Five-O!

If you do not celebrate Christmas, enjoy your holidays.

I also wanted to say a big thank you to all of the students and parents who brought in gifts and treats for our class party.

Your generosity was much appreciated.  Thanks again.
Enjoy yourself and have a safe and happy vacation!

Looking forward to learning with you in 2018,
Mr. Stephens
PS:  Keep your eyes open for new items on our websites and don’t forget to post over the holidays.

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