There will also be a quiz or test on every Thursday.
5th Grade: (6th graders, please scroll down for 6th grade assignment.)
Homework: First project: Trash to Treasure due March 11.
THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT: The ultimate recycling project is turning trash into treasure. Using discarded materials, make something beautiful. You must turn in a finished project not just an idea. There are many “Life Hacks” or “5 minute crafts” videos on youtube. Find a couple you like and try them. Pick the one you like best. Finish it off nicely and turn it in. Your treasure doesn’t have to be functional. It can be simply a lovely piece of art – Ars gratia artis. If it also has a utilitarian purpose than all the better.
Second project: Constellation project due March 11 (yes, both projects are due on March 11)
THE SECOND ASSIGNMENT: Using the internet, you should get a map of the night sky when you were born. Be able to identify at least 4 constellations that are visible on your birthday. Report on an ancient story about one of those constellations. You do not have to use Latin/Greek stories. There are Druid, Nordic, Celtic, Native American, Indian, Chinese, African, etc. stories as well
Read and fill in pages 280 – 289 by Feb 28
Read and fill in pages 293 – 304 by Mar 6
Read and fill in pages 305 – 314 by Mar 13
TEST on Chapter 7 on Mar 13
Birthstone Project due on March 10. The month you were born has a birthstone associated with it. Using the internet or library, research that birthstone. Give a report that describes the stone. What is the stone’s chemical formula? Where do we find the stone occurring naturally? What is the stone’s hardness? Can you get a sample of the stone? How did the stone get named? What is the stone used for?