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Welcome back to my website! It is almost officially summertime!!! I hope you enjoy that time and get lots of exercise and relaxation. 

Mrs. Liz Prince
5th Grade Spotlight

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

This is my Usborne Books & more direct sales page. I am currently sharing ideas to keep kids of all ages busy and learning. Do not feel obligated to join. :) 

Past Assignments (in case you get too bored)
March 23-27

Choose 2 of the following to complete this week:

1. MakerSpace: Create a Medieval weapon using FOUND objects in your house/yard. Be sure to have your parent's permission, and do not USE the object on a sibling or pet. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING!! 

2. Learn a new skill! For this week, I challenge you to learn how to iron a shirt OR read a recipe. Super cool if you can cook that recipe (with parent supervision, of course).

3. Play Chess! You can play online at chesskid.com or if you have a board, use it! There are also free apps for tablets and phones.

4. Medieval Unit: Roman Numerals (see slideshow below) OR Limericks (also below). Just choose one of these to do, unless you are feeling like taking on a bigger challenge!

5. Knowledge Bowl: Create trivia questions to submit for your peers to work their brains. Your topics: Current Events, Mississippi history, and Medieval Times. You can submit 3-5 questions per topic.

March 30-April 3

Choose 2 of the following to complete this week:

1. Medieval Unit: What was a common art seen during the Medieval Times? Stained Glass! Check out the slides below to learn about stained glass and make your own. You have several options!

2. Learn a new skill! For this week, I challenge you to learn how to write a letter or a thank you note and mail it. You can write a letter to a friend, a family member, or even a celebrity! Thank you notes can go to local workers like first responders, mail carriers, military personnel, grocery workers, pharmacies, church leaders, teachers, etc.

3. Play Chess or Scrabble! You can play on the computer, phone, tablet, or with a real board. 

4. Brain Game: This week's Brain Game challenge is Sudoku!

5. Knowledge Bowl: Create trivia questions to submit for your peers to work their brains. Your topics: Current Events, Mississippi history, and Medieval Times. You can submit 3 questions under each topic or 5 questions under one topic. Please include the answers.

April 6-9

Choose 2 of the following to complete this week:

1. Medieval Unit: Watch Disney's Robin Hood (connecting activity next week)

2. Learn a new skill! For this week, I challenge you to learn how to set the table OR learn how to sew a button.

3. Play Chess or Scrabble! You can play on the computer, phone, tablet, or with a real board. 

4. Brain Game: Math Logic Puzzles (printable and online link below, same website has a free app)

5. Knowledge Bowl: Create trivia questions to submit for your peers to work their brains. Your topics: Current Events, Mississippi history, and Medieval Times. You can submit 3 questions under each topic or 5 questions under one topic. Please include the answers.

April 14-17

Choose 2 of the following to complete this week:

1. Medieval Unit: Watch the Robin Hood YouTube Video (link below) for a kid-friendly explanation of the popular outlaw. Then write your own version of the story and create a map of Sherwood Forest. Printable templates to help with this are below, or you can make your own.

2. Learn a new skill! For this week, I challenge you to learn how to hammer a nail OR wash dishes (by hand!).

3. Brain Game: Brain Teasers- 3 copies are below as well as a blank one for you to create your own and submit for next week. 

4. Art- Tessellations: Take the time to study the PowerPoint below. Then choose one of the two methods to create your own tessellation art.

5. Play Chess or Scrabble! You can play on the computer, phone, tablet, or with a real board. 

April 20-24

Choose 2 of the following to complete this week:

 

1.   Medieval Unit: Given the opportunity, would you join Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Sherwood Forest?

  • a.   If so, write a letter to your parents letting them know you are with good company, and they do not have to worry about you anymore.
  • b.   If not, write a letter to the Sheriff letting him know why you are going to help search for Robin Hood.
  • c.    I have attached a letter template and sample. Please use your own words!

2.   New Skill: For this week, I challenge you to learn how to make scrambled eggs OR take care of a garden.

3.   Brain Game: Mad Libs- Printable documents below (Fill-in-the-Blank Stories).

4.   Maker Space: Sundial- Follow PowerPoint below

5.   Play Chess or Scrabble! You can lay on the computer, phone, tablet, or with a real board.

April 27-May 1

Choose 1 of the following to complete this week:

 

1.   New Skill: For this week, I challenge you to learn how to make a budget OR read a map.

2.   Covid Time Capsule: The file is not in order, but you can work on it however you wish.

3.   Play Chess or Scrabble! You can lay on the computer, phone, tablet, or with a real board.


*Submissions of photos, videos, and questions can be sent to my email, on Facebook through the DC Spotlight group, tag @DCE_Spotlight on Instagram, or sent to me on Remind.

May 4-8

I forgot to update this week. FREE WEEK! 

May 11-15

Watch the video of the reading of the book Only One You. I usually read this book during the last week of Spotlight to my 5th graders. Unfortunately, I left this book at school. 

After you read the book, you get to decorate a rock! I would normally ask you to leave this with me as a keepsake from my students. However, you get to keep it now. When decorating your rock, you can use sharpies, paint, paint pens, etc. Be sure to wash the rock first. Also, include a word, phrase, or a short quote that is motivational to you.

Feel free to send me pics of your final work.