Adventures in Fifth Grade

Wonderfully Wild Fun in Fifth Grade!

A Thankful Fifth Grade


untitledFor the last two weeks we have been learning about the first English settlements in the New World. We have learned that the colonists came to America for the freedom to practice their own religion. We learned the mystery behind the The Lost Colony of Roanoke, the sad history behind slave ships and slavery in America, and the many Native American tribes that welcomed the new colonists.
Each student in the class chose an aspect of Colonial history to research. From the Mayflower, to slavery and on to the Original 13 Colonies, every student completed a paragraph describing one of these topics of Colonial history. Check them out below!

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Creating our About Page


post written by Tracy Watanabe

In blogging, a page is different than a post. A page gives information about something such as information about your class or guidelines for being safe on the blog; while a blog post is about your thoughts, ideas, and reflections that you want to have a discussion about.

Explore these About Pages

Your first task is to explore the About Pages on the blogs listed below and answer the questions in the comments below:

  • What information do they tell you?
  • What do you like about them?

Here are the blogs you may explore:

  1. Mrs. Hamman’s Blog
  2. 4KJ at Leopold — Miss Jordan’s Blog (Click on the links to the four different About Pages)
  3. Mr. Salsich’s Team 5 Blog
  4. Mrs. Moore’s Class Blog
  5. Em’s Canvas

What information did you learn on the About Pages?

What do you like about their About Pages?

What should your teacher write on your About Page?

Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Blogging Guidelines


by Tracy Watanabe


What does it mean to be a “good citizen”?

What does it mean to be safe?


Behavior Expectations

When I was growing up, there were expectations my parents had of me for my personal safety:

  1. Ask permission before going somewhere.
  2. Don’t talk to strangers. — (With the exception of my parents/entrusted adult being aware of the conversation.)
  3. Ask for help when I need it.
  4. Be polite and use good manners.
  5. Help others when I can, and add to their lives.

These are the same expectations I have of my own children for their interactions in our physical community and our digital communities.


How can we be “good citizens” and safe on the Internet? 

How can we be safe on the Internet?

Click here to watch a BrainPOP video about Digital Etiquette to find answers to these questions (you may need to use your School BrainPOP username and password to log in).

Moby the Robot from BrainPOP UK
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Brain POP via Compfight

Creating Blogging Guidelines

Blogs often have Guidelines about the expectations for safety and digital citizenship. Visit these examples and decide what is strong or important on these:

What do you think we should include on our Guidelines Page?

How can we be “good citizens” on the computer? 

How can we be safe on the computer?

About Us!?!


Adventures in Fifth Grade needs to make an About Me page! What should we put on our About page? Put your thinking caps on and come up with some great ideas!

Ms. Bean

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Benchmark Testing!!


All this week Ms. Bean’s class will be doing benchmark testing along with the rest of the school.

Here is the schedule:

Monday: Math

Tuesday: Reading

Wednesday (half day): Writing

Thursday: Science

Friday/Monday: Make ups


Also we are working on our Egg Drop Experiment, so check back next week to see the results and a few pictures!

Make it a great week,

Ms. Bean

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Welcome Back to School!!!


I am so excited to be back in school! I have so many great things planned for this year, including tons of science experiments! Check out the pictures from our very first experiment. It was called Drops on a Penny!


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