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Digital Learning April 20th-24th

5th Grade Digital Learning


April 20th-24th

Greetings 5th Graders! We are so proud of the work you have been doing. We hope you are all doing well. We miss you so much! 

Wednesday is Earth Day. We will be doing some Earth Day lessons this week along with visiting a National Park that experiences the effect of global warming directly. Last week we learned about Hawaii Volcanoes. This week we are traveling to a much colder location, Alaska! The theme this week is “Kenai Fjords in Alaska.” Before you complete any of the assignments, take the virtual field trip by clicking on this link: 


Monday 20th:

Reading- Readworks: “How Glaciers Change the World”   

Language- Write an Acrostic Poem for Earth Day! (Go outside for inspiration and ideas!) Remember for an Acrostic poem, you spell the word EARTH DAY out, vertically down the page. Each line starts with that letter. Click here for a sample format.

Math- Scavenger Hunt - Find the following items either outside or in your home and take a picture of each item. Give yourself 1 point for each item you find.

  1. Any Number

  2. An Acute Triangle

  3. Something in the shape of a hexagon

  4. An item that measures about 1 foot

  5. A Right Triangle

  6. A Three Dimensional item

  7. 2 Parallel Lines

  8. An Obtuse Triangle

  9. A group of 6 Objects


Science/SS- Click on the link and read 10 interesting facts about glaciers

Answer the following questions using the slide show above:

  1. Where is the largest glacier located? What is it called? Use google earth to locate this glacier and read a little more about it.

  2. How do geologists know where a glacier has traveled from?

  3. Why are glaciers sometimes blue?

  4. Glaciers can be found on all continents except Australia. It even mentions glaciers can be found near the equator. What have we learned about the equator that makes this seem unlikely?

ART/Just for Fun- Earth Day Art! Click on this link for a directed draw video!

We would love to see your finished artwork! Send your teacher a picture of you and your masterpiece! 


Tuesday 21st:

Reading- Read “Glaciers” by Precious McKenzie on Epic Books  (click on Login, then Students & Educators) Use class code: jzy0104 or ehb4041 

Then take an AR quiz on the book. Quiz #138627

Language- Complete this Earth Day Mad Lib! (If you don’t have a printer, you can just write it down on paper.)

Math- Play for 20 minutes. Try to get at least 20 problems correct! If you need login information check your math teachers website for information or contact your teacher!

Science/SS- How are glaciers formed? Watch the short video

Complete the activity: How do snowflakes become ice without melting? You will need 3 marshmallows.

  1. Give students 3 marshmallows each.

  2. Ask students to make two layers of snow by putting one marshmallow on top of another and measure the

     height. Push down on top marshmallow. Measure height.

  1. Add the third marshmallow and push again.

  2. Ask questions below as students are smashing their marshmallows.

    1. What happens to the marshmallows as you press down on them?

    2.  What happens to the shape of the marshmallow?

    3. What happens to the height of the marshmallow tower?

    4. What force did you use to change snow into ice?

ART/Just for Fun- Earth Directed Drawing!


Wednesday 22nd:

Reading- Complete these two passages on Readworks: “What a Dump” & “Recycle”  They are both short passages.

Language- Think about the park ranger in the virtual tour of Kenai Fjords…. She was kayaking in the icy ocean water. Journal: Would you like to kayak in the cold ocean? What if you saw a whale? Would you like to scale a glacier like she did? *Think deeper: How is global warming changing Kenai Fjords? What can we do to help?

Math- When migrating, humpbacks usually swim between 3 to 9 miles per hour. If something is chasing them, they can swim 15 miles per hour. On average, they swim 1,000 miles a month during migration.

  1. If whales average 5 miles an hour (5/mph) how long would it take them to swim 25 miles?

  2. How long would it take for them to swim 100 miles?

  3. How far is it from your house to your school or grocery store? How long would it take a whale to swim that distance (assuming 5/mph)?


Science/SS- Today is Earth Day! Either print the attached page or just work it out on a sheet of paper! Also, spend some time outside today! Earth Day Activity

ART/Just for Fun- Crayon Recycling! Do you have old/broken crayons around your house? Click on this link for directions on how to recycle them at home! *Please make sure an adult is home when doing this!  We would love to hear about this if you do it! Send your teacher an email or text to tell us how it went!


Thursday 23rd:

Reading- Read “Healthy Trees, Healthy Planet” by Anne Flounders on Epic Books.  (click on Login, then Students & Educators) Use class code: jzy0104 or ehb4041 

Then take an AR quiz on the book. Quiz #163181

Language- Complete this NoRedInk assignment: “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” on Verb Tenses

Math- Humpback whale calves are about 15 feet long when they are born! Try to imagine how big a whale calf is compared to something you know.

What are some other things about the same size?

Using the right measuring tool (yardstick or measuring tape) and chalk, mark off how big something is on the sidewalk or driveway.

If you were to lie down on or next to the line, how many times would you have to lie down in order to equal the size?


Science/SS- Watch the video! This video gives a lot of facts about the humpback whale.

Write a story about humpback whales. Be sure to include at least 5 facts from the video in your story.

ART/Just for Fun- Draw a Humpback Whale!


Friday 24th:

Reading- Find a place outside to read a book of your choice and enjoy our Earth! (Weather permitting of course!)

Language- Complete this Earth Day Mad Lib. Have fun!

Math- Create an obstacle course inside or outside. Have someone time you for 5 rounds. Find the average (mean) of your times. Have someone else run the course 5 rounds and find their mean time. Who had the fastest times?

Science/SS- Whale Art Project

*The art project is located on pages 4-6.