Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Week of August 28th

Week of August 28th!

What we're learning this week!

Math- We're finishing up with area model and will start standard algorithm on Tuesday. 

Reading- We're starting Esperanza Rising this week. We will be discussing story elements from the book over the next few weeks. Ask your child about what they've learned so far!

Social Studies- We're continuing with the Civil War. We are learning about some of the major battles that occurred during the war.  

Science- We will be learning about the Earth's layers, Pangaea, and plate tectonics.  

Spelling- Spelling words this week have the long i, long o. This week's test will be on Friday!

4-H: Every 4-H meeting two students will be chosen to take part in the 4-H oral presentation project. These students will need to chose a topic, research their topic, and deliver that information to our class. We are excited to see what Rowan and Jay are going to present at our next meeting on September 22nd. 

Also, 4-H enrollment forms are being sent home on Tuesday. Please return those as soon as possible! 

Upcoming Events:
Early Release this Wednesday, August 30th. Students are dismissed 2 hours early.
Labor Day is Monday, September 4th. There is no school on Labor Day!
Fall Break is September 25-29th! 

The secret word this week is CHEETOS. Have your child tell one of us the secret word and they will earn 10 Dojo points! :)

Please let us know if you have any questions! We are always available to discuss your child's progress in class! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of August 21st

Thank you for reading our posts! We truly appreciate all of you who take time out of your busy schedule to see what we are doing in class! If you are reading this, please have your child come to class and give us the "secret" word. The secret word this week is: Bill of Rights Your child will receive 10 Dojo points when they tell us the secret word! There will be a new word every week. 

What we are learning:

Math- We're finishing up order of operations and we are starting expressions. Later this week we will begin using manipulatives to show multi-digit multiplication. 

Reading- This week we are integrating Social Studies into our reading time. We will be discussing the Bill of Rights and what they mean to us.

Writing- We are using a graphic organizer to organize our thoughts for our Narrative writing piece. 

Science- We talked about the Solar Eclipse today and we will be starting 4H this week also! 

Spelling- We're in the process of rolling out our new spelling curriculum. Your child came home with their list of spelling words today. Spelling tests will be on Fridays!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday is Chick-Fil-A night from 5:00-8:00. This is our dunk tank night and it is super fun to watch! Ms. Fender will be representing the 5th grade! She is such an awesome sport!

Early Release (12:20) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

As always, please let us know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

What we're doing this week...
Math- Exponents, Order of Operations, and Expressions
Reading- Story Elements
Writing- Incorporating feelings in writing, writing from the heart
Social Studies- Causes of the Civil War
Science- Layers of Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Pangea
Health- Dealing with Feelings

*** Next week we will begin our new Spelling curriculum! ***

Upcoming Events:
Late Dismissal (3:00) for the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Chick-fil-A Dunk Tank Spirit night  5:00-8:00 Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Early Release (12:20) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of 8/7-8/11

New for this week 😊: Milestone scores come home on Monday 8/7/17! Tuesday 8/8/17 is Open House! I hope to see you all there! 6:00 is the PTA meeting. The first session of Open House starts at 6:30-7:00 and the second session starts at 7:10-7:40! 

What we are learning this week:

   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Setting up Reader's Workshop
   Writing: Setting up Writer's Workshop
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Science: Scientific Method

   Homework: Complete Day 1 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Setting up Reader's Workshop
   Writing: Setting up Writer's Workshop
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Science: Scientific Method

   Homework: Complete Day 2 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Growing as readers and picking the "just right" books!
   Writing: Growing as writer's and different ways to come up with writing ideas!
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Health: Positive Think and Goal Setting

   Homework: Complete Day 3 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

   Math: Place Value and Powers of 10
   Reading: Reading is Thinking!
   Writing: Being a writer vs. a reader
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Social Studies: Introducing Civil War

   Homework: Complete Day 4 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

   Math: Place Value Quiz
   Reading: 5 Story Elements
   Writing: Coming up with Important people. places, and moments!
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Social Studies: Civil War

   Homework:Read 15 minutes 

*Super Specials for Monday 8/14: PE