Laker News

5th and 6th OCTOBER

"I WILL" TRIBUTE BOARD

The elementary school took part in an " I Will" tribute to those who survived, those who were lost, and those who risked their lives to save the people of the 9-11 attacks. Each day, students placed stickers on a large chart to mark the times they helped someone else. The chart looks amazing. It just goes to show that our school is full of wonderful and giving students.


Mrs. Tisdale's Language Arts and Reading classes.

Language Arts

In the first part of this quarter, our 5th grade class worked on :


1. Identifying subjects and predicates of sentences.

2. Choosing correct verb tenses for writing sentences.

3. We also have been working on our first narrative, describing what we will do to honor the people of 9-11.

4. Punctuation of dialogue and narrative writing with dialogue


Coming up: Proper punctuation using common in a series, and writing more types of Narratives.


Reading

5th grade- Students have been working on:

1. Different types of English dialects.

2. Vocabulary using Prefixes , Suffixes and Root words.

3. Figurative Language (Similes and Metaphors)


Coming up: Comparing and Contrasting Characters , Setting and or events in a story or drama.


Also: Comparing and Contrasting the overall structure of informational texts,


Ms. Browns Language Arts and Science classes

Language Arts

With Halloween quickly approaching, we will be turning our attention to fictional narratives....in the form of ghost stories! Using the dialogue and quotation rules we spent the last couple weeks on, each student will compose a spooky story to share with their classmates. Things might get a little scary!


Unit 3 spelling will start up again after Fair Break. Overall, I've been very pleased with the ownership the students have been taking on their spelling words. Keep studying those words!


5th Grade Science

This quarter is all about ecosystems and food webs! We will continue to study the intricacies of nature throughout the rest of this 9-weeks. Activities will include:


  • Each child will be assigned an animal and we will make a food web using yarn so that we can see all of the connections.
  • We will explore predator/prey relationships in various ecosystems.
  • We will plan (and in the spring, build) a schoolyard vegetable garden.

Terms such as omnivore, decomposer, and carnivore will continue to reappear. Reviewing notes for about 10 minutes each evening will go a long way in remembering these important concepts. Study those Cootie Catchers!



6th Grade Science

So far this year we have been studying that which we can't see! It has been all about atoms and their behaviors under certain conditions. We will continue to study the behaviors of solid, liquids, and gasses on the atomic level. Eventually, we will be "building" molecules and exploring mixtures and compounds. Reviewing notes nightly can be a big help in being prepared for tests and quizzes. Pose this analogy to your child: "Sugar is to kids just like __________ is to atoms."


Mrs. Winders Language Arts and Math

Language Arts

We are currently working on a Fictional Narrative for our writing piece this month. We have decided to turn this into a scary story to help us get into the Halloween Spirit. We have been learning how to properly use dialogue as we will be incorporating this into our writings.


My class will be continuing to learn the rules for comma use as well as reviewing the usage of pronouns.

Math

In 5th Grade will be expanding our knowledge of decimals. We have been reviewing the 3 notations using decimals as well as learning how to incorporate the powers of 10. The students will be playing games to help them learn how to compare, order, and round decimals as well. The students will wrap up their study of decimals learning how to properly add and subtract using decimals.


Overall I am pleased with the progress of most of the students with their timed tests. Please keep studying them nightly. The faster that the students are able to recall their facts will leave more time for problem solving strategies.


Coming soon Order Of Operations.



In 6th Grade we have been hard at work learning how to model the division of fractions. This has not been an easy task, but the students are grasping the concept more and more each time we see this type of problem. We are now moving into the use of integers, followed by the concept of rational numbers.


Overall I am pleased with the progress of most of the students with their timed tests. Please keep studying them nightly. The faster that the students are able to recall their facts will leave more time for problem solving strategies.


Coming soon Absolute Value.

OAA Bowling Reward

Strike!!! Spare!!! Just lots of fun.

The fifth grade students who passed two of their Ohio Achievement tests were treated to a morning of bowling fun. Take a look at the great pictures taken there.