What an ambitious week we had in Fifth Grade! We began the week studying the C-U-B-E-S strategy in math class. This strategy helps students break down math word problems so they can better understand the question and create a plan to solve it. Fab in Fifth has an amazing free poster that I was able to use. Click Here for the resource.
In Social Studies class, we focused on geography this week. Students created paper-mache globes. We talked about Hemispheres, Equator, Prime Meridian, and Poles. Then, students labeled all the continents and oceans as they glued them on the globes. It was a fun (and messy!) way to learn!
Students also decorated cookies with lines of latitude, lines of longitude, the Equator, the Prime Meridian, and Poles. The two colors of frosting were a good visual to help students remember which lines are which.
We finished off the week with our first Passport Day of the year! We traveled to England and learned about the country's government, language, geography, and so much more! In the afternoon class, Mr. Hollingdale gave us a first-hand account of England. He lives in the U.S. now, but is from London. The students really enjoyed listening to him share his experiences and knowledge. Thank you Mr. Hollingdale! Cheers everyone! Have a STEMtastic Week!!
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