Fifth Grade

Champion Learners

April 16, 2021
by ambermoore74
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Zoe and Chloe’s Good Advice! 

Written by Katelyn

Prompt: What advice would a DOG give about life, if it could talk? Write that advice.

Zoe and Chloe’s Good Advice! 

Read this for a better life! 

 “Hi, and welcome back to Zoe and Chloe’s good advice!” “Where we give you good advice, for a better life,” “First, no matter how many times your owner tells you “NO” always get on the table when there is food. You may get locked in your kennel, but it is worth it. No doubt about it.” To add on to that topic, only pee in the house. The backyard is terrible.” “I agree. That bird in the backyard is so annoying, and flowers smell like the opposite of garbage. Garbage smells good but flowers are nightmares,” Thank you for reading Zoe and Chloe’s Good Advice! Remember steer clear of the vacuum and eat chocolate and grapes no matter how sick you get.” ” We’ll see you next time on Zoe and Chloe’s Good advice.” “Bye!” 

April 9, 2021
by ambermoore74
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Civil War: Union Solider

Written by Raiya L. & Kali S.                                                    

 Attention! Load up your rifles, pick up your packs! It’s time to journey into the life of a Union soldier.

While they marched, they carried a pack. Now let’s journey into one of the Union soldier’s packs. After each battle they camped out. They didn’t camp for fun, they camped because they had to. Back then there was no Wi-Fi so for fun they had, a deck of cards with no numbers because back then no one really knew how to read, a book if they did know how to read, and a sewing kit just in case they needed to mend their clothes. Other items their packs would have are, a blanket because at that time there were no sleeping bags, a block of soap which was rarely used because they did not know about germs or hygiene, a lice comb since they knew nothing about germs or hygiene they were always infested with lice, and of course their necessities, food, clothes, and water which we will get more into.

Next, as we said we are going to talk about their food, clothes, and water. For their water, they carried a canteen, which was made of steel, and for food they had a lunch pouch with very hard bread, and they had a piece of pork which was mainly fat and salt. Also. For their clothes, they wore and under shirt and their original Union uniforms. On their uniforms they had a large plate that represented the first U.S. army sergeant.

A big turning point in the Civil War was The Battle of Gettysburg. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. After the Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address was a very famous speech. The Gettysburg Address was a very short, and inspiring speech. If Abraham Lincoln had never given the Gettysburg adders, the war may have lasted longer. If President Lincoln did not give the Gettysburg address, he may not have gotten   re-elected for president.

-Thank you, Jake, from the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, for teaching us all about a Union soldier.

 

March 5, 2021
by ambermoore74
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How Can We Use Math in Our Daily Lives

Math Project by Alicia

March 3, 2021
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Civil War: A Day in the Life

Created by Raiya 

February 26, 2021
by ambermoore74
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Life of a solider in the Civil War

Civil War narrative written by Logan

There was a new war starting and I decided I wanted to sign up. The first day of training and my captain asks us a question. The question was can you load your rifle in under 15 seconds on your first try. I said no I could not. Then the captain asks me why and I say practice makes perfect.

July 21, 1861, the battle of bull run. Today was our first battle out of 3 I would say. We tried to take the confederate by Surprise by their way to Richmond, the capital of the confederate. Lincoln ordered 30,000 of his troops including me to attack the confederate. But unfortunately, for Lincoln we were not well trained. In the distance I saw people having a picnic watching us die. And the most they could do is have a picnic. After that, the confederates were in full charge. We had no choice but to retreat. As I was falling back, I saw my captain get his head blown off. After the battle I trained and thought of a strategy to show my captain and my friend played the banjo to pass the time. Continue Reading →

February 16, 2021
by ambermoore74
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 Digital Earth Academy: Ice

By: Kali and Mia

Did you know that the tallest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, is actually a volcano? Yes, it is a volcano, but it is not an active volcano. This volcano is covered in ice. When the ice/glaciers melt, they form a small river about the size of a school bus, that flows into the ocean.

There are many mountains covered in glaciers, such as the caterpillar and the taffy. These mountains are not only covered in glaciers but they were also formed by glaciers. A lot of mountains were formed by glaciers. Glaciers move from about 10 to 15 feet a year, but even though they move so slow, if you stand on one you can feel them moving.

Here are some fun facts about water/ice:

  • Water expands when it turns into ice
  • If ice is cold enough it can break iron
  • Most of the water on earth has turned into ice/ only 1/3 of the water on earth is fresh and the other 2/3 of the water is ice
  • People use a lake to store battery, electricity, and energy
  • Pools that were formed on Mount Everest, the layers of ice on top can break and cause catastrophic floods

Question and Answer

Q: What animals can live in places with glaciers?

A: Animals like snow leopards, bears, and pikas which are animals that are about the size of your fist.

Q: Where is the biggest glacier?

A: One of the biggest glaciers is in Antarctica.

Q: Why is snow soft even though it is still ice but any other kind of ice is hard?

A: Snow can get hard if it gets cold enough.

 

 

 

November 23, 2020
by ambermoore74
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T-Rex to Turkeys

By: Alicia and Kaylee

Did you know that there are still dinosaurs living among us? Yes, but they might not be what you thought, the dinosaurs living among us are birds! Here are some facts we learned from a Zoom call with the Denver museum of Nature and Science.

Fact 1) Did you know that the smallest dinosaur is the bee
hummingbird?
Fact 2) Even though dinosaurs are related to birds, they did not
sound even close to birds.
Fact 3) Some dinosaurs were feathered dinosaurs but most of them
could not fly like some of the birds we know today because their
feathers were used for insulation.
Fact 4) One of the biggest dinosaurs was the Elephant bird and it was
4 meters tall and weighed about a ton.
Fact 5) Usually the rarest dinosaur were the ones with feathers,
hollow bones, and were closest to birds.
Fact 6) A rare dinosaur were the tiny birds because they went extinct
in 1940.
Fact 7) They’re not turkeys but there was a bird that was half
chicken and half duck that was alive with the dinosaurs.
Fact 8) Birds and some dinosaurs are/were the only animals that had a
furcula (wish bone).
Fact 9) Dinosaurs did not have a snood (which is flesh that hangs of a
turkey) even though they are related to birds.
Fact 10) Another rare dinosaur is the dome headed dinosaur.
Fact 11) A way that scientists at the Denver Museum of Nature and science
collect DNA is that they collect their fossilized poop.
Fact 12) Overtime you can find ocean fossils in a big grass land because the
area may have used to be water.

Why dinosaurs and birds are related
One of the reasons why dinosaurs and birds are related is that some dinosaurs and birds have what we call a wish bone (furcula) which is a collar bone which is connected. Also, some dinosaurs and birds have ridges on their bones which is where their feathers attach to. Both dinosaurs and birds have hallow bones with air going through them unlike humans.

How scientists think dinosaurs went extinct
The theory that the scientists had at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is that an asteroid hit and it hit some land and some of the Pacific Ocean. Which sent a huge tidal wave and a huge cloud of dust that covered the sky. Because of this the animals that were herbivores and some omnivores started dying because the plants were dying because the sunlight was blocked from the dust which made the carnivores die because they ate the herbivores and omnivores. The only thing that was living in the dinosaur era that is still around today is the earthworm. They lived because they ate dead plants and most of the plants died due to the sun being blocked by the dust which helped the earthworms survive.

In conclusion, you may not have seen how they are alike in multiple ways but they are!

Alicia and Kaylee hard at work!

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