Oh boy is the end of year busy for everyone, but with the three huge events for ISL grade 5 in the past month, I have barely had time to come up for air. Today the students are up in middle school for their shadow day so I have some time to breathe, catch up and give attention to some things that have been recently neglected, i.e., the blog.

Exhibition has come and gone and seems so far away, but in reality, it was just only a month ago. I could not have asked for anything more from the kids and they were wonderful, not only on Exhibition day, but all of the 8 weeks working and preparing for the event.

This year our topics were impressive and I was so proud of the depth in which they dove into their topics. The topics covered breast cancer, video game addiction, consumerism, endangered animals, brain health, food waste, sexism and homelessness. Here are some photos from the big day!

# Miss Rorey's Room

## Friday, June 10, 2016

## Tuesday, April 26, 2016

### FCL: Measuring Volume Due Due April 29th

### Everyday Math Lesson 9.8-9.9

Materials Needed:- Please watch the following video

- Draw three rectangular prisms and make up their length, width and height. Write the measurements on the figure to label. Then figure out the volume for each shape. Please use a straight edge.

Labels:
Everyday Math,
flipped classroom,
geometry,
Grade 5 math,
math videos

### FCL: Introduction into Volume Due April 28

### Intro to Everyday Math Lesson 9.8-9.9

Materials Needed: interactive math notebook, volume/capacity graphic organizer- Watch the following video on volume and capacity

- In your notebook, please write a definition for volume and capacity.
- Around your house find objects that have volume and capacity and fill out the scavenger hunt graphic organizer. The goal is to find 5 objects and record the data for them.

Labels:
flipped classroom,
Grade 5 math,
math videos

## Thursday, April 21, 2016

### FCL: Area of Parallelograms and Triangles Due April 26th

### Everyday Math Lesson 9.5-9.6: Area of Parallelograms and Triangles

Materials Needed: interactive math notebook, ruler- Watch the following videos

- Write the formula (a number sentence with letters) for area of a parallelogram and triangle in your notebook
- Paper Practice:
- Parallelograms-
- Draw 3 parallelograms with a ruler and measure each side to the nearest millimeter
- Then measure the heights of the parallelograms
- Determine the area of the parallelogram you drew to the nearest millimeter and show your work
- Triangles-
- Draw 3 triangles with a ruler and measure each side to the nearest millimeter
- Determine the area of the triangles you drew to the nearest millimeter and show your work
- Online Practice:
- Go to IXL and practice skill Z.17 in 5th grade for 5 minutes

Labels:
Everyday Math,
flipped classroom,
Grade 5 math,
math videos

## Wednesday, April 20, 2016

### FCL: Area of 2D Shapes Due April 21

### Everyday Math Lesson 9.4 Area of 2D Shapes

__Materials Needed:__Math notebook with graphic organizer and graph paper glued into it.

- Review area and perimeter by watching this video
- Write your own definition of perimeter and area in your math notebook

- Complete the following Study Jams lessons on the area of parallelograms and triangles.
- Write the formula for finding the area of a square, rectangle and triangle in your graphic organizer.
- For bonus homework you can also do the lesson on finding the area of irregular shapes.
- ******Bonus: Area of Irregular Shapes
- To show your work, draw 3 irregular shapes and then find the perimeter and area of each on graph paper.
- Play one of the following games for 5 minutes:

## Monday, April 18, 2016

### Exhibition Action Film Festival

We are in the process of brainstorming, drafting and receiving feedback on our action plans. Over the next few days we will be examining some videos and articles that show people taking action throughout the world. Enjoy a glimpse into our film festival with these selections.

Labels:
exhibition,
pyp exhibition,
student led action,
video

## Sunday, April 17, 2016

### FCL: 2D Shape Transformations Due Tuesday April 19th

Great work on the first flipped classroom lesson. Not bad for a first try. We reflected on our experience and ready for our second lesson.

### Everyday Math Unit 9.2 Assignment:

- Complete the following lesson on Study Jams on transformations: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/transformations.htm
- After you watch the Study Jams lesson, do the
*Test Yourself*questions and write down your score in your math notebook

- Then, watch this video on youtube:

- Tasks- In your math notebook:
- Write and define the following terms: transformation, reflection, rotation and translation
- Create a model/image with labels showing each vocabulary word (make it colorful)
- Play one of the following games for 5 minutes:

Labels:
Everyday Math,
flipped classroom,
geometry,
Grade 5 math

### Sorting Out Exhibition Information

Exhibition is going really, really well and the students got started on writing their central ideas and lines of inquiry this past week. We followed the following steps with much success!

- Created notecards with facts on them as a group
- Sorted the notecards into categories
- Wrote titles for the categories and determined if more research was needed
- Did more research
- Sorted the categories into sub-categories
- Learned how to write an outline and created outlines for our research
- Examined the POI and discussed the elements of a "good" central idea
- Looked over lines of inquiry for Units of Inquiry throughout the school
- Drafted, reflected and revised central ideas as a group
- Used the central idea checklist to evaluate our central ideas
- Looked at the key concept questions linked to our research and started to draft lines of inquiry

I am so proud of all of the hard work the kids are doing. Their knowledge and hard work on the PYP elements has been wonderful!

Labels:
exhibition,
Photos of Students,
pyp exhibition

## Thursday, April 14, 2016

### FCL: Plotting On A Coordinate Plane Due Monday April 18th

Hello students! Today we are going to do a flipped classroom lesson. I was reintroduced to it during my CEESA conference and thought it would be a great way for us to get through our new math unit while continuing to spend lots of class time working on exhibition.

How it works is that you have a video to watch and some reading to do for homework before the lesson. This will help prepare you for the lesson. Then, the following day, you ask questions for what you don't understand and then complete the work.

How it works is that you have a video to watch and some reading to do for homework before the lesson. This will help prepare you for the lesson. Then, the following day, you ask questions for what you don't understand and then complete the work.

### Everyday Math Unit 9.1 Assignment:

- Watch the following videos-

- Tasks- In your Math Notebook:
- Write and define the following terms (coordinate plane, coordinates, origin, x-axis, y-axis, quadrants)
- Create a model/image with labels, showing each vocabulary word and label each quadrant too
- Play one of the following games for 5 minutes:

Labels:
Everyday Math,
flipped classroom,
geometry,
Grade 5 math

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