November 16th

Mr. Booth’s 5th Grade Class
November 16-20, 2015
Look at What We Learned Last Week!
Reading: We began quoting from the text
and making inferences in nonfiction texts.
We finished our nonfiction file folder
Writing: We published and illustrated our
Animal Discovery writing.
Science: We identified different types of air
masses and fronts. We learned about the
tools that meteorologists use to predict
Look at What We Are Learning This Week!
Reading: We will continue to quote from the
text and make inferences in nonfiction texts.
Writing: We will begin an explanatory writing
project about how a new invention we have
created works.
Science: We will learn about global wind
patterns and the difference between weather
and climate. We will work on our storm
Math: We will begin adding, subtracting,
multiplying and dividing fractions.
Math: We divided decimals using multiple
News and Upcoming Events:
November 19th- Catawba Science Center
Field Trip
November 20th- Spelling Test
TFK Quiz
Quoting from the
Text/Inferencing Quiz
November 25th-27th- Thanksgiving Break
December 2nd – Science Vocab Quiz Part 2
December 4th – Weather Test
Coriolis Effect Affects the direction of winds; makes things
appear to move in a curved path due to the Earth spinning
low pressure system-Causes cloudy and rainy weather;
rapid low pressure changes cause storms
high pressure system-causes clear and sunny weather
ocean currents- large rivers of water that flow the ocean
warm current- water is heated by the sun and pushed
along by steady winds from the equator
cold current-run deep below the surface and creep along
the bottom of the ocean until they reach the tropics
jet stream- a fast flowing river of air found in the
atmosphere at around 12km above the surface of the Earth
just under the troposphere; it flows west to east
gulf stream- the warm current that flows from the
equator; it originates in the Gulf of Mexico and runs past
the East Coast of the US towards Newfoundland
hemisphere- half of the Earth divided by an imaginary line;
the equator divides the northern and southern
hemispheres; the prime meridian divides the western and
eastern hemispheres
latitude- a geographical coordinate that tells where
something is located in relationship to the distance north or
south of the equator
prevailing westerlies- located between 30 and 60 degrees;
blow west to east; cause most of the weather in the US
polar easterlies- located between 60 and 90 degrees; blow
irregularly from the east and north
trade winds- located between 0 and 30 degrees; blow from
the northeast towards the equator
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