5th Grade: Grasslands & Mammals

In this post: A grassland scene and diorama, a trip to the Albany zoo for science, and splatter art inspired by painter Jackson Pollock. Join us for a trip back to our 5th-grade studies.

Hello, dear ones! This is my 4th post for our 5th-grade studies from a couple of years ago. In geography, we learned about grasslands and in science, we learned about mammals. Lastly, our famous artist was Pollock. We did these studies in October of 2015. Here’s how we learned!

  • Grassland Scene- We painted a grassland scene and turned our reading area into a hut. (Note: This was before we got our school house.)

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Here’s my post with our 5th-grade curriculumhttp://amberdover.com/2016/09/19/5th-grade/

Mammals

  • Grassland Diorama Pizza Box- We learned about several grassland countries: The Ukraine, Kenya, and Argentina. Michael made the floor of the diorama look like a wild grassland.

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The “wall” of the diorama shows artwork from the various countries: a nesting doll and pysanka egg for Ukraine, soccer for Argentina, and beautiful chalk drawings with fabric robes for Kenya.

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  • The Albany Zoo- We took a trip to the Albany Zoo to learn about mammals for Science. It is such a nice zoo. It’s not crowded like Atlanta. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

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  • Art- Fall Colors Splatter Art in the style of Pollock.

Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.” –https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock

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  • Michael’s creations

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It’s hard to believe that Michael was just nine years old then. Now he is twelve and he’s taller than me….his projects are more complicated and more expensive. Ha! Oh, I miss how small he was!

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God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

You can find more ideas here:

5th Grade Pinspiration

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/fifth-grade-science-history-and-geography-etc/

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/fifth-grade-englishart-math/

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/fifth-grade-music/

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/fifth-grade-bible-character-studies-holidays/

All of my 5th Grade Posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/homelife/my-family-rocks-sundays/homeschool-ideas/5th-grade/

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