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Montessori Fifth Grade Virtual Learning Activities due March 15, 2018
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Montessori Fifth Grade Virtual Learning Activities due March 5, 2018
The following activities are for Montessori fifth grade students only.  If you are a traditional student, please go back to the Virtual Learning page and choose Fifth Grade (traditional).

Reading/English Language Arts

Standard: ELAGSE5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

ELAGSE5W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELAGSE5W9: Draw evidence from literary or informationaltexts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELAGSE5RI7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.


Learning Target:  The student will support his/her answer with evidence from the text, make inferences form the text he/she has read and explain the involvement of both Germany and the US in World War 2.

Learning Activity:

Log onto ReadWorks.org


5th grade class code: RD7MNL

Find YOUR name and click.  Passwords are 1234. 



Read article, answer questions. 

Remember with short responses our RACE strategy. 

  • Restate the question.
  • Answer in complete sentences.
  • Cite evidence.
  • Explain how your evidence answers the question.


Standard:  MGSE.5.NF.1 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator and equivalent fractions to produce like denominators.

Learning Target:  The student will determine the least common multiple of two denominators, create equivalent fractions with a common denominator, add fractions with unlike denominators, and subtract fractions with uncommon denominators.

Learning Activity:

Students will long into Renaissance Learning using the link below.


Students have been assigned practice to complete at home.  

If students need a refresher please watch the video below by Kahn Academy on adding fractions with unlike denominators.



Standard:  TBD

Learning Target:  TBD

Learning Activity:  TBD


Social Studies

Standard:   SS5H4: EXPLAIN America’s involvement in World War II

a. Describe German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.

b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.

c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

d. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini and Hitler.

e. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.

f. Explain the role of Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.S. in the formation of United Nations

Learning Target:  Students will know who the Tuskegee Airmen were, what role they played in WWII, and how they were important to the United States.

Learning Activity:

1. Watch the Brainpop video "Tuskegee Airmen"


2. Open a Word document. 

3. Write a summary of the Tuskegee Airmen. Remember, a summary includes only the main points.

4. You must include reference citation at the end of your summary. 

5. Extension: imbed an illustration, chart, photograph, etc. in your summary document. 

6. Email your summary to Ms. Kester when finished.


Physical Education

Standard 6:  Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

Learning Target:

Students will display the enjoyment of the activity as it is related to skill mastery.  Further, they will demonstrate the ability to participate in a variety of activities.

Students will apply their favorite exercises to create their own Tabata workout.  Students will access the Tabata time through the internet at www.tabata.com.  

Learning Activity:

Tabata workouts consist of 20 seconds of full-on exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times.  This adds up to 4 minutes of high intensity, effective exercises that will give you amazing results.

Using a stopwatch or an online Tabata timer (www.tabata.com) to perform the following workout.

After you finish, create your own Tabata exercise routine using your own favorite fast moving exercises.

After completing both Tabata exercise routines, please be able to answer the following questions when returning to class.

1.      Did you enjoy the Tabata exercises?  Explain why or why not.

2.      What parts of your body to you think Tabata exercise?

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