WEEK 2: April 6-April 10


Mrs. McMullen’s Email: Mcmullenm@ivyhawnschool.org or mdmcmull@volusia.k12.fl.us (for office 365)

**I will make myself available for students and parents via Email, Phone, Microsoft Teams or Remind from 8:00 am-3:00 pm M-F. After 3:00 pm, question may not be answered until the following day.

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 will also post instructional videos in Teams by request, so if you still don’t understand something, message me on Teams and I’ll do a quick recording to help you, or you can call me

(Optional) For a printable checklist to keep track of your work this week for Math & Science: Click Here




MAFS.5.OA.1.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. (DOK 1)
MAFS.5.OA.1.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
MAFS.5.OA.1 Write and interpret numerical expressions.


Students will:

  • evaluate expressions which include parentheses, brackets, or braces
  • perform operations in the conventional order (order of operations)


Any Day: iReady

  • Complete 1 regular full math iReady lesson + Quiz

Monday: Introduction to Order of Operations

Tuesday: Continue Order of Operations Practice

  • Complete the following tutorial to learn about expressions: The Expression Debate
  • Complete the following IXL for practice: O.6 (80% or higher)

Wednesday: Continue Order of Operations Practice

  • Nearpod: Practice Order of Operations & Expressions – Code: AJCTB
  • Complete any 5 task cards for practice and self check your answers. Click Here for the task cards.

Thursday: Write and interpret numerical expressions

Friday: Finish up numerical expressions and order of operations

  • Complete the teacher assigned iReady Lesson: Numerical Expressions and Order of Operations (30 minutes)
  • Nearpod: Order of Operations Formative Assessment – Code: FBTQV


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Math Anchor Charts Grade 5 (South Carolina & Common Core) 143 Charts!





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 others with exoskeletons — while some plants have stems for support. (DOK 2)
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. (DOK 3)
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. (DOK 2)


*Note: This is a 3 week unit & the majority reviews 4th grade skills*

Students will:

  • review plant structures and their functions.
    o flower/ fruit – reproduction
    o seed/spore – reproduction
    o leaf/needle – food production
    o stem –supports the plant, transports water and nutrients
    o root – supports the plant, absorbs water and nutrients
  • review animal classification and attributes for each group.
    o vertebrates – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish
    o 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).
  • review food chains (e.g., sun -> grass -> rabbit -> 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
    o physical characteristics (e.g., body/stem covering, body fat, leaf shape, body shape, teeth, claws, acute eyesight/hearing).
    o behaviors (e.g., dormancy, root growth, color change, climb, hide)
    o life cycles variations (e.g., complete and incomplete metamorphosis, seasonal dormancy, a seed’s germination following extreme environmental conditions)
  • 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.


Monday: Plant Adaptations

  • Study & review the diagrams & charts under lesson resources
  • Create a BrainPop Account
    • Directions: 
      • Go to Brain Pop
      • Click “enter code” and enter the following code: driveway2570
      • When it prompts you to “login” select “New to BrianPop?” to create an account
      • Create a username and password for yourself: make your username and password your Volusia login username and password so you will remember it.
  • BrainPop – Watch the Plant Adaptations video: Click here
  • Complete the following tutorial to learn about Plant Adaptations: Click here
  • Discovery Education – Go to “my assignments” and watch the following video: The World of Plants: Plant Adaptation

Tuesday: Plant & Animal Adaptations

  • Nearpod: Learn about adaptations & take notes as you go through the lesson – Code: NRUJV
  • Brain Pop (Make sure you are logged in) – Watch the following videos: Hibernation and Camouflage


  • Complete the following tutorial to learn about Land Adaptations: Click Here
  • Complete the following SCIENCE IXL’s: M.1 & M.2

Thursday: Animal Adaptations

Friday: Work on science fair projects + Formative

  • Nearpod: Animal Adaptations Formative – Code: LEGRV
  • Make sure you put your first and last name before starting the NearPod
  • 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 PowerPoint. Each slide of the PowerPoint should be a section that would normally go on the board.
  • Click here for the science fair packet


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