November 27-December 1
In fifth grade math, students are continuing to work on division. We are now looking at division with decimals. The students are continuing to amaze me with how well they are doing with the division. We will be having a quiz on Friday and testing by the end of next week.
In accelerated math, students are working on coordinate grids and graphing inequalities.
In writing, students are finishing drafting their hero essays. I can't wait for you to read these...they are turning out great. We will be starting to type and edit our papers by the end of this week and hope to have them completely finished by mid to end of next week.
In word study, this week students were given 11 prefixes to study and the meanings of the prefixes. We also have been identifying words we find in text that have these prefixes. Please have your child study these meanings because our test this week will look a little different.
We have switched back to science again. This unit is on digestion. We are starting by discussing dental health since that is where digestion begins. We will be doing this unit until we leave for winter break.
Looking forward to the next four weeks before winter break and all the great learning and activities that will occur!
Turkey Takes a Stand
On the two days of school we had before break this group of students put on a Reader's Theater for the rest of the class. They did a great job. This script was about a turkey who no longer wanted to be part of the Thanksgiving Feast. The students brought props from home and made some costumes to enhance their play. The students loved doing these!
T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving
This group of students did the reader's script, "T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving". They also did a great job. The students had a wonderful time preparing for the play, and put on quite a performance for the rest of us to see. We will hopefully get the chance to do this again before winter break.
Our November book report is due on Monday, December 4. Students can access the link to make their Flipgrid Video through Google Classroom. If they can I would love for them to make their video at home. However, I also told them if they could not that I would give them time here at school to do it. For our December book report we are doing something fun! I asked the students to choose their favorite holiday or winter picture book and read it. Once they finish reading the book I am asking them to design new cover art for their book. These pictures will then be displayed around the room.