Keefe, Kingsley & Ward
March 21st: Human Growth and Development Permission Slips due
March 23rd: D.A.R.E. Graduation and Author Visit
March 25 - April 1: Spring Break (school resumes Monday, April 4)
April 7: Human Growth and Development
April 19th: Parent Camp Meeting 6:00-7:00 at the High School Auditorium
April 21: Brewer's Weather Day Field Trip & Term 5 ends
April 22: No School
May 17: BizTown Field Trip
June 1: Camp material drop off 4:00-7:00 (optional)
Book order forms have been delivered to all students to pre-purchase books for the visit of Peter Lerangis. Book orders are due next week. Peter is the author of the Seven Wonders Series. He is also the author of 3 and a quarter books in the 39 Clues Series (Books 3, 7, and 11).
Wanting to learn more? Author sites:
As we are working hard in 5th grade, we've noticed that a few of our school supplies have been dwindling. If you would like to help our house out and donate more supplies, we would greatly appreciate it. Here are the supplies that we are in need of:
- Eraser tops
- Dry erase markers
- Pens (not erasable)
- Loose leaf
- Clorox wipes
- Headphones (if your child doesn't have them yet)
Block 1: Monday, March 21st
Block 2: Friday, March 18th WOW, could not be more proud! Wonderful Job class!!!
Block 2: Tuesday, March 22nd
We have been working on mini lessons, webs, conferring and peer conferencing while focusing on the following paragraph and text structures writing that will be in our project:
- compare and contrast
- cause and effect
- problem and solution
- a wonderful introduction to hook our readers!
- we will be adding our conclusion next week
Each project will all include many of our text features that we have been creating and discovering.
Another reading strategy that has been added to our comprehension growth is "Analyzing Critically" as a reader. We need to understand that authors write fiction and facts into stories and we need to think critically, analyze what is happening and offer opinions about their writing.
Once again your child will be bringing home their Math Take Home Folders today. You will find 6.1, 6.2, and journal prompts. Please make sure you sign the slip, take the math sheets out, and returned the signed sheet and folder with your child on Monday. Here is a link to the signing sheet if your child lost his/hers.
Next week we will be focusing on comparison problems: additive and multiplicative. Using comparison bars, students will represent these problems. In addition they will be creating their own comparison problems.
Social Studies (Keefe and Kingsley)
Science (Ward's Homeroom)
Next week students will be studying the water cycle by creating posters identifying all of the stages water goes through.