5th grade Math Links
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Major 5th Grade Events
Walk Through the American Revolution
This year each fifth grade class will participate in an exciting, interactive presentation about the American Revolution made possible by a mini-grant from MEF.
Because this is an interactive and entertaining overview of the American Revolution, parents are encouraged to attend.
Walk Across the American Revolution requires students to memorize specific information and share it during the presentation. Please work with your child to understand, memorize, and practice performing the character and vocabulary cards they receive.
Additionally, each student is required to dress up as his or her assigned character. We will have a few props to help with this, but students need to assemble a costume to wear.
Each year, the fifth grade gets to step into the shoes of a colonist. We create colonies and determine how to earn and spend our wealth, play colonial games, learn about colonial arts/crafts/cooking, calculate complex wampum trades (math) with the Native Americans, and much, much more. The week concludes with a Colonial Tea Feast followed by square dancing. Parents are highly encouraged to volunteer, as we need a considerable amount of help.
"Science camp was my favorite part of fifth grade. We went on hikes, were able to walk barefoot in the forest, have fun with our friends in our cabins, and we even got to make our own skits. Science camp taught me a lot about nature and having fun. Science camp was awesome!" - Sarah 2005
Each day we would do something different.
One day we hiked in a redwood forest.
"We went to science camp, at Camp Loma Mar. It was an amazing experience. We saw a 2000 - year - old tree, played by a river, had campfires and did many fun games." - Ben
Another day, we went to the beach.
"Fifth grade is so fun because you get to go to Science Camp. Science Camp is so fun. You get to go on tons of hikes. The food is great and the counselors are so nice." - Joe
On the third day, we went hiking in an oak tree forest.
"I really liked going on the overnight because we went for four nights and five days. Last year (4th grade) we only went for one night and two days, so this year was much better. At camp I loved the food. I also loved the hikes. My favorite one was the oak hike. It was awesome!" - Jaime
We hung out with great people and had a great time!
"Fifth grade made me very happy. Especially science camp. Science camp is SUPER FUN!!!!!!" - Grayson