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Digital Learning May 4th-8th

5th Grade Digital Learning


May 4th-8th

Greetings 5th Graders! The theme this week is “Dry Tortugas in Florida.” This park is very unique! Before you complete any of the assignments, take the virtual field trip of Dry Tortugas by clicking on this link: 


Monday 4th:

Reading- Read Scientists in National Parks: Dry Tortugas by Ruth A. Musgrave on Epic Books  (click on Login, then Students & Educators) Use class code: jzy0104 or ehb4041 

Then take an AR quiz on the book. Quiz # 501719

Language-Watch this video on Subject-Verb Agreement

Then do this Subject-Verb Agreement worksheet

Math-Practice rounding with these skateboarding turtles! Play at least 2 times or 15 minutes if possible.

Science/SS- The Dry Tortugas were discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513. The Dry Tortugas were named after the large population of sea turtles living in the island's surrounding waters. “Tortugas” means turtles in Spanish, and Ponce de Leon himself caught over 100 sea turtles during his time on the island.  Visit the following link,  Juan Ponce de Leon and click on Ponce de Leon(cartoon PowerPoint) to view a PowerPoint over the founder of the Dry Tortugas!  Answer the following questions and email them to your teacher!

  1. Ponce de Leon sailed with Christopher Columbus on Columbus’ ______________ voyage in _________?

  2. What did Ponce de Leon search for?

  3. While Columbus returned to Spain, what did Ponce de Leon do?

  4. Why did Ponce de Leon call Florida, La Florida?



Tuesday 5th:

Reading- Read Explore with Ponce de Leon by Cynthia O’Brien on Epic Books  (click on Login, then Students & Educators) Use class code: jzy0104 or ehb4041 

Then take an AR quiz on the book. Quiz # 170368 *There is a lot of information in this book, feel free to refer back to it for the AR quiz.

Language-NoRedInk assignment: Subject-Verb Agreement 

Math-Log onto Prodigy and play for 30 minutes if possible.  Can you answer 20 questions correctly in 30 minutes?  Watch the leader board!  Are you on the leader board this week?  Your teachers will be checking in to see who is on the leader board too!

Science/SS- Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish Explorer.  See if you can find all of the early explorers in the following Word Search.  Early Explorers


Wednesday 6th:

Reading- Readworks assignment: “Sea Turtles in Trouble” It’s a paired text & video. 

Language-NoRedInk assignment: Subject-Verb Agreement passage “Lionfish” 

Math-Let’s review fractions with these fun turtle worksheets.  You can print them out or just write your answers on a piece of paper. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Science/SS-  Read the Passage about Sea Turtles and Answer the following questions! 

Sea turtles are reptiles that live in the ocean. They are an ancient species. Sea turtles have been around for over 100 million years—even before the dinosaurs! Today, sea turtles are an endangered species too. If we don’t protect them, they will soon be gone forever. Sea turtles are endangered for several reasons. Some people eat the sea turtles or their eggs even though it is not allowed. Other people damage sea turtle nests and habitats. This makes it harder for sea turtles to reproduce, or lay eggs. When people litter, sea turtles may get tangled in their trash, like plastic bags or soda packaging. Oil spills and chemical waste from factories and ships can also pollute the ocean water. Global warming is causing the sea level to rise, which means less beach area for sea turtles to use for nesting. Sea turtles need safe places to lay their eggs so that their babies can survive! Save the Sea Turtles! Many scientists and volunteers work hard to protect sea turtles so they do not go extinct. What can you do to help? When you go to the beach, make sure not to leave any trash behind. If you see a turtle’s nest in the sand, do not touch or poke the eggs. Avoid beach campfires during the nesting season (May-August) and shut off lights that are visible from the beach. Sea turtles use the moon to find their way to shore and man-made lights can distract them. If we all work together, we can save the sea turtles! 

Directions: Choose the best answer for each question. Highlight the parts of the text that helped you figure out each word’s meaning.
1. Paragraph one says that sea turtles are an ancient species. What does the word ancient mean? a. interesting b. very old c. in danger d. Magnificent
2. Paragraph one also says that sea turtles are endangered. What does the word endangered mean? a. at risk b. safe c. dangerous d. gentle
3. What is the meaning of the word reproduce in paragraph 2? a. survive  b. lay eggs  c. find nests  d. eat food
4. The word nest is a place where an animal lays its eggs. What does the word nesting mean? a. when an animal goes to sleep b. when a turtle grows up c. when an animal finds or makes a nest d. when a scientist makes a habitat.
5. How long have sea turtles been alive? a. over 10 million years b. over 100 million years c. over 1,000 million years d. We don’t know.
6. What may happen to sea turtles if we don’t protect them? a.They will swim away. b. The sea turtles will be sad. c. The beach will get dirty. d. They will go extinct.
7. How does litter affect sea turtles?
8. How does global warming affect sea turtle nesting?
9. What are 3 things that people can do to help protect the sea turtles?


Thursday 7th:

Reading- Readworks assignment: “Reefs at Risk” 

Language- (Combined with science/ss today!)

Math-Let’s review some math today!  Some of the fraction questions we didn’t learn because they aren’t our objectives.  You can just skip the ones you don’t know.  Follow the directions.  Click on Play Now.  Choose 1 team.  Choose No.  Choose a Captain.  When the game starts, choose a question value, then work out the problem.  It will show the answer in 30 seconds.  If you get it right, click the plus sign. If you get it wrong, click the minus sign.  Then, choose a new question value for the next question.  Play for 30 minutes.  You might not get through all the questions in that amount of time.  Have fun!

Science/SS- With all you have learned this week about Sea Turtles, write a short paragraph explaining how we as a society can help the growth of the Sea Turtle population.  Email this to your teacher! 


Friday 8th:

Reading- Read Amazing Reptiles: Sea Turtles by Nancy Furstinger on Epic Books  (click on Login, then Students & Educators) Use class code: jzy0104 or ehb4041 

Then take an AR quiz on the book. Quiz # 169739

Language-Review the parts of speech by completing these two MadLibs!

Math-Quiz time!  Find out which National Park should be at the top of your travel list.

Find out which type of explorer you are.

Science/SS- It is Friday, and you deserve a break!  Have fun using this video to help you draw a Sea Turtle!  How To Draw A Realistic Sea Turtle