Monday, December 21, 2015

NEXT COMPETITION- National Geography Bee

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Congratulations on being a finalist !
Our next Competition will be Monday, January 11th
On Monday, January 4th at lunch (Mrs. Burns Room) we will be watching a video of how the oral competition will be held on January 11th

The Next competition is : US Road trip
See Mrs. Burns Blog Under Social Studies Tab for Resources to Help You Prepare

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hour of Code

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5th Graders in Mrs. Burns Class got to do an Hour of Code Today!
Click the links below to try out some code yourself!

Main website and video : Hour of Code
Click here to try this challenge: Star Wars
Click here to try this challenge:  Minecraft
Click here to try this challenge: Frozen


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Congratulations to the 5th Graders Moving On with the National Geography Bee

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Congratulations to these 5th Graders- Geography Masters

These students participated in the first annual National Geography Bee at Memorial Elementary. 
They will continue on to compete in 4 more challenges between now and February until one student will be left to represent Memorial Elementary in the state competition.( if they have a qualifying score. )
Very Exciting!  Congratulations to the 5th graders below:

                                                   Christian                               Mason
                                                   Colin D.                                 Michaela
                                                   Connor                                   Mihir
                                                   Fabiola                                   Noyal
                                                     Haley                                       Rithikh
                                                   Inesh                                      Ryan C.
                                                   Isaiah                                     Ryan N.                        
                                                   Jayce                                     Samantha W                                                                       Julia C.                                   Sujvalita       
                                                   Jessica W.
                                                   Layla                                                                                                          
                                            
                               
                                                  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

National Geography Bee Comes to Memorial !!

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National Geographic's renowned education program that challenges kids in grades 5-8 to learn about the world and how it works.

All 5th graders will participate in the first preliminary competition in a paper multiple choice test to determine who the top scorers will be in each homeroom on Wednesday, November 25th on the 1/2 day.

Students can practice by taking the Daily Quiz on the Nat Geo Bee website:
Click here: Today's Quiz

There will be 6 preliminary competitions between November 25th and January 31rst to reveal Memorial's Nat Geo Bee Champion who will compete in an Online National Qualifying Test to see if they will qualify to continue onto the county/state competition. 



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kinesthetic Astronomy with Mr. Musselmen

Mr. Musselmen did a Kinesthetic Astronomy experiment to show 5th graders students how the Earth, Moon & Sun movements affect the seasons and when we can see the constellations.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Making a Scale Model of the Solar System

Today we attempted to make a scale model of the solar system on our soccer field.  See if you can notice all the planets and sun below or watch the video.











Tuesday, November 3, 2015

5th Graders Look to the Stars

5th graders got to examine the night sky and recognize and identify patterns in the stars today in the Science Center's Star Lab today. Mr. Musselman was able to show the students what the sky looks like in a 24 hour period as well as the differences seen in the Summer and Night skies. This presentation kicks off Mrs. Burns Science unit on Earth, Moon and Stars.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Whole School Reward Today- Whip Nae Nae Dance


Fifth Graders Helpers were chosen to be the dance instructors for this whole school reward. Grades 1, 3 and 5 were in the Gym and Grades K, 2, and 4  danced in the Cafeteria. A good job by all and a lot of fun!


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Our Red Panther Helpers- helped in the Cafeteria


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Harmless Holder Design Challenge

Can you design a easy and convenient way to carry 6 cans of soda that is made of Eco-friendly materials and won't be harmful to animals?  Yes they can! The group invention that got the most votes is the last photo. Great job 5th graders!