What school supplies do you need?

Supplies You May Want to Get:
(not required, but we do use them)

* higher priority

  • #2 pencils (most pencils are #2) *
  • 3-ring binder (2 inch) *
  • a pencil box to store supplies *
  • An old sock (to use as an eraser and marker holder for whiteboards) *
  • colored pencils
  • crayons
  • Dry-erase markers (dark colors) *
  • eraser
  • glue stick
  • highlighters *
  • loose leaf paper (3 holed, lined)
  • pens (dark colors – but not black)
  • Personal whiteboard *
  • scissors
  • spiral notebook (wide-ruled) for Writing *
  • washable markers
  • 7 pocket folders you should have in your 3-ring binder *:
    • “Take-Home”
    • Math
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Spelling
    • Science
    • Social Studies

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Wow, time flies!  Fifth grade already!  I’m excited to start the 2015-2016 school year, and I hope you are too!  Here’s a question for you to answer below…

What would you like to know about my classroom, our curriculum, or me?

Final Post of the Year

I hope you found the Moodle page and this blog helpful, or at least, entertaining!  If you’d like to leave a comment below, please do!  We had a great year, and I will truly miss this class!  I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and relaxing summer break.  Good luck next year in the middle school!

Mr. Marshall

What’s coming up?

The first unit in Social Studies that we will cover in fifth grade this year is Ancient Egypt!  Do you know anything about Egypt or Ancient Egypt?  Have you seen anything on TV or in the movies related to Ancient Egypt?  There are many stories that have been told about this ancient civilization because there’s so many fascinating facts and tales that have been discovered and passed on!
We will be studying the following topics on Ancient Egypt (“AE”):

  • Land – We’ll describe the location of Egypt, and the importance of the Nile River.
  • History – See how AE history is organized, by creating a BC/AD timeline.
  • Education – Compare how your schooling is alike/different than an AE child’s
  • Daily Life – We’ll study family life, homes, food, clothing and entertainment
  • Writing – Try writing hieroglyphics to get your point across!
  • Pharaohs – How important was a Pharaoh?  What happened to him after he died?
  • Pyramids –  Why did AE build them?
  • Beliefs – Get ready for some wild tales!

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Hello world!

Welcome to my blog!  I am Mr. Marshall and I am new to blogging.  “Blog” stands for “web log”, which means that they are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments.  I hope that this blog will be an interactive site that I can post information, links, photos, and commentary on the different aspects of fifth grade in my classroom.