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Investigating Heat Vocab

Celsius:  metric system unit for measuring temperature

degrees:  equal divisions of units of temperature

Fahrenheit:  English system unit for measuring temperature

heat:  the energy transferred from one molecule to another because of a difference in kinetic energy between two molecules; heat moves from areas of greater heat to areas of less heat

kinetic energy:  the energy of motion

molecule:  a particle  of matter

temperature:  a measure of the kinetic energy of molecules

thermometer:  a tool that measures temperature

conduction:  the process of transferring heat from one material to another through the collision of molecules; the molecules must come into contact with each other

conductor:  a material that transfers heat easily

convection:  the process of transferring heat in liquids and gases

insulator:  material that does not transfer heat easily or slows the transfer of heat

radiation:  the process of transferring heat from an object through electromagnetic waves; radiation occurs in gases, not in liquids or solids

rate of heat transfer:  the change in temperature over a specific amount of time

chemical reaction:  the process of two or more substances interacting chemically to form a new substance

endothermic process:  a chemical reaction or physical change that absorbs heat

exothermic process:  a chemical reaction or physical change that releases heat

Law of Conservation of Energy:  energy is neither created or destroyed, it simple changes form

physical change:  a change in which nothing new is formed, but the original substance changes form

evaporation:  process by which liquid water becomes water vapor (a gas)

Joule Thompson Effect:  the decrease in temperature observed when a compressed gas is allowed to expand rapidly; like the air coming out of an inflated tire is cold

surface area:  all of the outside surfaces of an object

 

Unit 5 Lesson 4 Spelling Words

expansion

growth

opportunity

chance

fortune

wealth

gratitude

appreciation

petite

undersized

special

specialty

especially

include

inclusive

inclusion

command

commander

commandeer

commanding

Assignment Policy

Your child will have homework. There will always be something they could be studying or reviewing for.  There will also be regularly assigned work to be completed.

Assignments are to be completed as assigned, and they are generally due the day after they’re assigned. Exceptions to this rule will be written in the planner.

So what happens if your child can’t or doesn’t complete the assignment by the due date? One of two things will happen:  I’ll grade the assignment and unfortunately count the incomplete questions wrong, OR you send me a note with a plan for when it will be done and the student gets more time.

You, as your child’s parent, are the one who gets to decide if they have a legitimate reason for not having something done when it’s due. Let me present a couple of scenarios:

Your child comes home from school feeling ill. They fall asleep and don’t get anything done that evening.  They wake up in the morning feeling good and ready to go to school, but don’t have anything done from last night. 

                Your child comes home from school feeling fine and goes to play with friends.  They come in late and don’t remember they have homework.

                Your child comes home from school and you have to leave immediately for an older sibling’s activity.  It will be dark the entire time you are traveling, and it will be bedtime by the time you return home.

Each child’s parent gets to decide if any of these are legitimate reasons for incomplete work—just send me a note so I know that you know your child wasn’t finished with assigned work.

Thank-you for your cooperation,

Lisa Held

Welcome to Fifth Grade 2018-2019

WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE: 2018-2019

Lisa.Held@k12.nd.us

I’m looking forward to experiencing this learning opportunity with you and your parents.

Communication

  • My webpage will be used for daily/ weekly communication.
  • Power School will be used to communicate your child’s progress.
  • Please use phone calls (school:  968-4416; home:  266-5143) or email  (Lisa.Held@k12.nd.us) to communicate with me.

Staying Organized

  1. Fill in planner daily.
  2. Take home corrected papers daily; remove from backpack daily.

Curriculum

  • North Dakota Standards are followed and are found at the NDDPI website
  • Textbooks will not necessarily be covered from beginning to end.

How Teaching Happens

  • I Do; We Do; You Do or I model; we practice; you demonstrate.
  • Assessment is not always a sheet; it may be a diagram, model, project, etc.
  • Practice time is determined by need.
  • Assessment is independent.
  • Work time is quiet time.
  • Different strategies are used for different learning styles.

Assignments

  • Time is given to complete assignment/ assessment.
  • Generally work is due right away in the morning the day after it is assigned. Exceptions will be written in the planner.
  • What isn’t finished during school should be taken home, completed, and returned.
  • Parents, please send me a note if the assignment/ assessment wasn’t finished by the time it was due; the student will be given more time. Students can’t just tell me and receive more time.

Tests

  • All tests are announced and written in planners.
  • Spelling tests will be at the end of each lesson and are taken electronically.
  • Tests are not open book.
  • Study your notes and practice your vocabulary cards often.

How It’s Done

  • Comprehension questions are always answered in complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation. We’ll practice during the first quarter.
  • Penmanship is always important.

Book Reports

  • Read books in your AR level and follow the schedule.
  • You need 18 book reports for a North Dakota Reading Certificate
  • Book report projects are graded according to a rubric that is presented before you begin working on them.
  • The grade for the AR Quiz is a reading grade. The book report grade is a reading or a language grade.

Website Information: North Star Public School—Elementary—Lisa Held

  • Planner Page that tells what should be written in the planner each day
  • Spelling words for the current week
  • Book Report Information
  • Assignment Policy
  • Fact Practice Websites

Book Reports

Book Reports are a chance to read a book and create a project that reflects things we learned in the book.  The book reports generally are an AR Quiz and a project of some type.  The skills demonstrated on the project are classroom skills that we have learned.  Materials will be passed out and a rubric (what you need to do) will be handed out as well.

Book Report #14:  read a nonfiction single topic book; write a research paper about the book using an outline; turn outline into a rough copy, revise/ edit, write final copy; take AR Quiz; due 3-27-19

 

Planner Page

3-20-19

Reading: vocab; read story

Math:  calculating rate of heat transfer

English: summary organizer topics

Spelling: U5L4 Sheet; U5L4 test is 3-22-19

Science:  prelab video

Health:  respiratory/circulatory system sheets (2); digestive/nervous system notes

Book Report: Book Report #14; read a nonfiction single topic book, write a research report from book:  rough, revise, edit, final; take the AR Quiz; due 3-27-19

3-19-19

Reading: vocab illustrations

Math:  subtracting mixed numbers

English: participial phrase notes; transition words notes and sheet

Spelling: U5L4 Sort; U5L4 test is 3-22-19

Science:  heat transfer prelab questions

Health:  skeletal/ muscular sheets (3); respiratory/circulatory system notes

Book Report: Book Report #14; read a nonfiction single topic book, write a research report from book:  rough, revise, edit, final; take the AR Quiz; due 3-27-19

3-18-19

Reading: listened to story; visualized; connected

Math:  adding mixed numbers

English: complete organizer for “Bill Pickett”

Spelling: U5L4 word families; synonyms; antonyms; U5L4 test is 3-22-19

Science:  Investigating Heat Conclusions

Health:  skeletal/ muscular system notes

Book Report: Book Report #14; read a nonfiction single topic book, write a research report from book:  rough, revise, edit, final; take the AR Quiz; due 3-27-19

3-13-19

Reading: finished story

Math:  adding mixed numbers:  WB:  679-680

English: colons/ semi-colons; complete organizer for summary

Spelling: U5L3 Sheet; U5L3 test is 3-14-19

Science:  The energy of heat Lab

Social Studies: Oregon Trail WebQuest

Book Report: Book Report #14; read a nonfiction single topic book, write a research report from book:  rough, revise, edit, final; take the AR Quiz; due 3-27-19