WEEK 1: March 30- April 3

Ms. Kimmel’s email: 


lskimmel@voluisa.k12.fl.us to use for OFFICE 365 emails

(weekly schedule template to use if you would like) Weekly-Schedule-Final

*Join our class remind here: class code is @Kimmelmat CLICK HERE

**Submitting Work: Submit all work via email,  Microsoft word (through office 365 on vportal) or print and scan work and email it. Please be sure to title the subject of the email the title of the assignment. ** (Some assignments will be graded upon completetion if the assignment was a digital format and score will be sent to me automatically.) 

OFFICE HOURS: 10:00-11:30 and 1:30-3:00. This is when I will be available to answer questions through email, or remind.  IF needed we can even schedule a video conference through Teams (or face time)  to help with work or answer questions.  Parents OR Students. 🙂

STUDENTS: The quickest way to contact me is through Microsoft Teams chat on office 365 through vPortal. I will stay logged in throughout the day for you to reach me, and I will also schedule set times for our whole class to  meet to touch base. Make sure you check your office 365 email regularly.



I can convert different-sized standard measurement units within the metric system (e.g., km, m, cm; kg, g).


Students will:

  • Convert units (required units are listed on grade 5 FSA Mathematics Reference Sheet) within the same system (customary to customary and metric to metric)
  • Solve multi-step word problems using measurement coversions. 



MAFS.5.MD.1.1: Convert like measurements units within a given measurement system. 

MAFS.5.MD.1.1: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units (ie., km, m, cm, kg, g, lb, ox,; l, ml; hr, min, sec) within a given measurement system and use these conversions in solving multistep, real world prolems. 


**Complete on any day: TWO Math iReady lessons & Quiz**

Monday: Introduction to Measurement

**FSAGrade5MathematicsReferenceSheet to use for lessons PRINT this out! 🙂 You can write on the top of the left column Big and the top of the right column Small.  (Customary Conversions) To help remember for when to multiply and when to divide.  Metric Conversions are using Power of TEN remember to move the decimal. (watch the video) **

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Tuesday: Converting Units within the Customary Measurement System 

Wednesday: Converting Units within the Metric Measurement System


  • Open the following Nearpod, read the story, and complete the activities.
  • Nearpod 
  • Code: ILHFG
  • Nearpod TASK CARD practice for conversion
  • Code CXWEZ




SC.5.L.14.2: Compare and contrast the function of organs and other physical structures of plants and animals, including humans, for example:  some animals have skeletons for support – some with internal skeletons other with exoskeletons – while some plants have stems for support.

 Students will:

          • review plant structures and their functions.
            • flower/ fruit – reproduction
            • seed/spore – reproduction
            • leaf/needle – food production
            • stem –supports the plant, transports water and nutrients
            • root – supports the plant, absorbs water and nutrients
          • review animal classification and attributes for each group.
            • vertebrates – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish
            • invertebrates – include arthropods (segmented bodies, jointed legs, hard outer covering/exoskeleton)
          • differentiate the function(s) of organs in animals (e.g., exoskeleton vs. internal skeleton, lungs vs. gills, nose vs. antenna, skin vs. scales).
          • compare structure/function of plants and animals that serve similar roles limited to the following: skin to plant covering, skeleton to stem, reproductive organs to a flower (pistil, ovary, eggs, pollen/sperm, stamen).

SC.5.L.17.1: Compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments such as life cycles variations, animal behaviors and physical characteristics.

Students will:

          • review food chains (e.g., sun à grass à rabbit à fox).
          • review the classification of consumers as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.
          • distinguish between physical and behavioral adaptations displayed by animals and plants.
          • explain how adaptations displayed by plants and animals enable them to survive in different environments.
            • physical characteristics (e.g., body/stem covering, body fat, leaf shape, body shape, teeth, claws, acute eyesight/hearing).
            • behaviors (e.g., dormancy, root growth, color change, climb, hide)
            • life cycles variations (e.g., complete and incomplete metamorphosis, seasonal dormancy, a seed’s germination following extreme environmental conditions)

SC.5.L.15.1: Describe how, when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

 Students will:

          • distinguish between physical and behavioral adaptations displayed by animals and plants.
          • describe structures and behaviors that plants and animals use in a changing environment.
  •   explain that physical and behavioral adaptations of plants and animals are used in changing environments to enable some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

Learning Resources

*Note: this is a 3 week unit and majority is the review of 4th grade skills*

Herbivore Omnivore Carnivore Sorting Game image 0

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quizlet flash cards

TUESDAY:   Comparing  Plants and Animals

Complete the following tutorial: Comparing Plants and Animals 


*Make sure to type your FIRST and LAST name on all nearpods.*

Nearpod activity  on Structure and Function Comparison. Code MLWZV

Nearpod activity on Plant Structures Code ZOPRA


  • Go to Discovery Education Click Here
  • Log in if you have trouble let me know.
  • Go to assignments
  • Complete the two assigned lessons: Learning about Characteristics That Help Organisims Survive and What is Adapatation?
  • please read and watch all videos, and complete all of the corresponding activities

FRIDAY: Work on Science Fair Projects & Complete Formative



  • Work on your science fair projects-conduct experiment, collect data, etc.
  • Message me if you have questions.
  • You may do a tri-fold board OR a Power Point. Each slide of the Power Point should be a section that would normally go on the board.