5th Grade

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Amazing Race Across the States

posted May 22, 2017, 10:30 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated May 22, 2017, 11:02 AM ]

Things to Remember

  • First thing's first...your team needs a name
  • Your Race Across the States should traverse the entire 48 contiguous states
  • The places you choose to visit should be important to that area
  • Your journal entries should be written as if you were actually visiting that place: what did you do there? how long did you stay?
  • Journal entries should be at least one paragraph

May 15th

posted May 15, 2017, 11:20 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

Here are some things to try today:

AutoDraw - oh, just try it!
Earth.Google.Com - click on Voyager

Paper Slide Videos

posted May 1, 2017, 10:13 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated May 1, 2017, 11:49 AM ]

With your group you will be creating a paper slide video that demonstrates how to multiply fractions. Keep in mind:
  • Each member of your group must have a role in the creation of this video.
  • Your video should demonstrate at least TWO math problems.
  • Use visuals to represent the fractions.
  • Your first "slide" should be the title slide (include your names)

Presidents Research

posted Apr 3, 2017, 10:16 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

How to evaluate a source

An eight-point evaluation checklist from the UC Berkeley Library.

  • What can the URL tell you?
  • Who wrote the page? Is he, she, or the authoring institution a qualified authority?
  • Is it dated? Current, timely?
  • Is information cited authentic?
  • Does the page have overall integrity and reliability as a source?
  • What's the bias?
  • Could the page or site be ironic, like a satire or a spoof?
  • If you have questions or reservations, how can you satisfy them?

Source Types




The Beatitudes

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:58 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

We will be working on The Beatitudes today. For each line, you will select an image that goes with it and add it to one slide in your presentation. Add a text box to the image and type the line from the Beatitudes.

To begin, go to Google Classroom.

Thirteen Colonies Map

posted Jan 23, 2017, 10:36 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

We are going to begin working on a Google Map about the 13 Colonies. Here are the steps to follow:
  • Click on 
  • Hover your mouse over 
  • And then click on 
  • Next, title your map "[student #] The 13 Colonies"
  • Now, start adding pins to your map, one for each of the colonies
    • The title of your pin should be the name of the colony
    • Try to place your pin close to a major city 
  • Each pin should include the following information (you can copy and paste this into your pin):
Major Industry: 
Major cities: 
Colony named for: 
Became a state: 

The Thirteen Colonies
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia


posted Oct 24, 2016, 10:15 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

We are going to spend some time looking at how to use a spreadsheet today. Your task is to spend up to $150 on clothes that will be donated to those in need. You must purchase enough clothing that will provide them with outfits for one week.

Native American Presentations

posted Sep 11, 2016, 7:04 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 6:25 AM ]

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue….” For many people, the history of America begins with the “discovery” and exploration of our continent – the New World – by a succession of Europeans such as: Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, and Jacques Cartier. In reality man had reached the New World (the Americas) many years before this! Before Columbus landed on our shores there was culture here, religion, and prosperity. The purpose of this assignment is to learn all you can about these first Americans.

Your task will be to create a presentation about the Native American tribe that you have been assigned.

Here is what you will need to include in your presentation:
  • a map showing where the tribe lived
  • what kind of homes they built (be sure to include an image)
  • list 2-5 resources they used to survive
  • share 3 interesting facts you discovered about your tribe
To begin, go to Google Classroom
Open Native American Research doc

Last Day of Class

posted Jun 2, 2016, 9:02 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:36 PM ]

Today we are going to start working on your e-portfolios. To begin, click here:

Look for the site with your name and click on it. 

When you're done:

List of Items to include in your portfolio:
  • Explorer video script
  • Miner letter
  • Food Web
  • 22nd Mission project - Google Drawing
  • Gold Rush presentation
  • All About 4th Grade

How to Search Using Google

posted May 12, 2016, 10:44 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:37 PM ]

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