Fifth Grade

Champion Learners

April 6, 2020
by ambermoore74


Good Morning! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend, and are ready to tackle another week of remote learning! Good news, this is only a 4 day week! Yes, you heard me right, you have a 3 day weekend ahead. This does mean that your due date for assignments this week is Thursday. You might notice there is a bit more work this week, so please try to do something everyday. Don’t wait until Wednesday to start. Continue Reading →

April 3, 2020
by ambermoore74


Congratulations! You all made it to the end of your first official week of remote learning! I will be emailing you and your parents to let you both know your progress this week. Reminder, all ‘must do’ activities are due today! Give yourself a high five, this was great new learning experience!  Continue Reading →

April 2, 2020
by ambermoore74


Good Morning! I’m looking forward to seeing the progress you make today! It looks like we are all getting in the swing of things and understanding the process much better. Please remember you can always email us or visit our daily office hours if you have any questions.

Reminder, you can always go to flipgrid to leave a Morning Meeting message! Or respond to a friend! Continue Reading →

March 30, 2020
by ambermoore74

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020

Welcome to your first official day back! As many of you already know, we will not be giving grades for the work you complete this week. We will be giving you and your parents feedback on how much you completed, did you master the material, or do you need to continue practicing. Ms. Brokaw and I will be having live office hours in Microsoft Teams from 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm daily. If you have questions, or just want to say hi, you can visit with one of us there. Ms. Brokaw explains in this post how to find this meeting. If this is the first time you are joining us, you will need to look at our fist post from last Monday.

We now have a Flocabulary account! Go to then use the class code 6V36CM to join. Continue Reading →

November 9, 2019
by ambermoore74

Denali National Park and Preserve: The Science of Sled Dogs

By Serenity, Bri, and Nicholas

Today we did a virtual field trip Skype with Ranger Laura. She was in Alaska. We were learning about adaptations of sled dogs in Denali. A few things we learned about Denali National Park and Preserve is that it is very big! It is 6 million acres, which is the size of Connecticut! It is also very windy and cold. Speaking of cold, the lowest temperature recored there was minus 54 degrees! We mostly learned about the 5 adaptations of sled dogs. The five are bushy tail to keep warm, guard hair that acts like a thin raincoat, panting to cool down, tough toes so they do not get cuts on their paws, and counter current circulation.

The dogs that would run in the pack were the leader, swing dogs, team dogs, and the wheel dogs. The leader dog leads the pack. The swing dogs are team players that make wide turns. Team dogs are strong! Finally, wheel dogs are closest to the sled so they need to be the calmest.

This was really fun because we got to look  at the sled dogs. They were really cute! It was also good because we got to do activities along with learning. I am very interested in the sled dogs. I think you should research more about them.

By Bosten, Evan, and Christian

Today we learned about Denali and sled dogs during a Skype from Ranger Laura. Somethings we learned are that Denali is the tallest mountain in North America, and Denali National Park and Preserve is 6 million acres of Alaskan forest. Something else we learned is that Denali has one road, its coldest temperature was minus 54 degrees Fahrenheit, and when it snows the rangers have to use sled dogs. These dogs have two coats of fur, use panting to make themselves cooler, and have countercurrent circulation. Countercurrent circulation is a way for a dog to keep their blood warm. Each of these dogs need a different personality and characteristics for different places on the sled team. These dogs have adapted to Alaskan snow.

By Carly, Allie, and Cali

Today we went on a fun virtual field trip with Ranger Laura about adaptations of sled dogs in Denali, Alaska. We learned so much fun stuff and interesting facts about adaptations of sled dogs. We had fun activities that came along with the Skype. We also learned about Denali National Park and Preserve and the mountains.

Some other things we learned were sled dogs weigh 50 to 90 pounds. They also have two types of fur that act as warmth and a protector from water. Did you know sled dogs use their big bushy tail to keep them warm? How they do this is curl up and put their big bushy tail over their noses! Another adaptation that sled dogs have are their thick paws that help keep them from getting cuts and rocks embedded in them. These sled dogs run about 7 mph, but race dogs run much faster.

In Denali, there is the tallest mountain in North America! Did you know Denali National Park and Preserve is 6 million acres? If you didn’t know already, Denali is in Alaska. I hope you learned a lot about Denali and their sled dogs! Next time you visit Alaska, make sure to go check out the sled dogs.

Here are a few pictures from our Skype!

Have you been to Alaska? 

What did you learn about sled dogs? 

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