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Mold Terrariums

By Winters, Jessica

  5th graders are experimenting to see what conditions make mold grow the fastest, or what stops mold from growing. This experiment is from our Mystery Science lesson that helps us to learn about decomposing.  read more

Science and FlipGrid

By Winters, Jessica | January 9, 2019

5th graders use Flip Grid to tell about what they have learned in science this week! read more

5th Grade Safety Day

5th grade students from West Central attended Safety Day on September 20th. This annual event is held in Stronghurst and is sponsored by the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau. Students received education on may topics including how to stay safe . . . read more

5th Grade Engineers

West Central 5th graders have been learning about the engineering process. They began with the problem solving stage of figuring out how to make a paper rocket that could be launched from the provided launcher and that would travel at least . . . read more

5th Grade Reads!

March 16, 2018

5th graders who met their Accelerated Reader point goals celebrated with a candle light dinner. Students dined by candle light in the classroom with their teachers. Dinner music was provided as well as a special dessert of ice . . . read more

5th Grade Attends Safety Day in Stronghurst

September 24, 2017

West Central 5th grade students traveled to Stronghurst on September 14th. Students attended session on a variety of safety related topics such as: internet safety, stranger danger, farm safety, first-aid, seat-belt usage, railroad . . . read more

Thinking Like a Scientist!

By Winters, Jessica | August 30, 2017

Our 5th traders have been learning to think like scientists! We have done several experiments using the scientific method as our guide in thinking. Our first experiment included soaking Gummy Bears in several different solutions. The . . . read more

Science Exit Outcomes

August 26, 2017

5 th Grade Science Exit Outcomes   1st Quarter   3-5-ETS1-2 - Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the . . . read more

Language Arts Exit Outcomes

August 25, 2017

1 st Quarter RI.5.2 – Determine two or more main ides of a text and explain how they are supported by key details RI.5.1 - Draw inferences, conclusions, and generalizations about text and support with prior knowledge . . . read more

Math Exit Outcomes

August 25, 2017

5 th Grade Math Exit Outcomes   1 st Quarter 5.nbt.4 - Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place 5.nbt.4 Identify decimal place value to the thousandths place 5.nbt.3b Compare two decimals . . . read more

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