The Discovery Report
KDA 5th Grade News
December Learning at a Glance
ELA (Reading): Daily 8, nonfiction Book Clubs, and Guided Reading books about activitist and art.
Core Reading: Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry.
Writing Workshop: Unit 1, Lucy Calkins Narrative writing.
Math: Unit 3-Multiply and divide fractions and Unit 4-Multiply and divide decimals.
Science: Unit 1, Mixtures and Solutions (Chemistry)
English Language Development: Discussions for Learning (Academically discussing works of art.
Class Culture: Welcoming Schools (LGBTQ awareness and general tolerance), Caring School Community, and Mindfulness sitting.
Blended Learning Online Computer Programs:
ELA: Raz-Kids, Newsela, Quizlet, Zeal Learning, and Learnzillion.
Math: ST Math, KhanAcademy, Zeal Learning and Learnzillion.
Writing: TypingClub and Google Classroom.
Digital Citizenship: BrainPop and DigitalPassport.
When: December 8-12th from 1:30-4:30. We are on a minimum day schedule.
We are pleased to announce that this year we will be doing student-led conferences. For those of you who may be new to this procedure, the student-led conference process further empowers the student to direct and report on his/her progress at school. It is a research-based practice used in many exemplary schools like KDA.
During the conference process students will report on academic progress, articulate goals, report on assessment data when appropriate, and share examples of their course work. We believe that the student-led conference process puts the responsibility for reporting learning where it needs to be and that is with the student. We thank you for working with them in this journey.
Join Us For Our Annual Reading Night
When: December 17th
What to expect:
5:30-5:45 KDA Reading Challenge
Fountas and Pinnell and SRI
5:45-6:45 Author Read - Aloud (Sarah Hines Stephens and Jane Mason)
6:05-6:35 Group activities in classrooms by grade level
6:45-7:00 Snacks and Raffles
- We are going to celebrate students' academic growth.
- Please bring a healthy dish to share at 12:05 PM. Styrofoam plates and cups are not allowed because they hurt Mother Earth.
- OUSD Health Policy: Food and beverages served as part of birthday celebrations or class celebrations should always offer healthy options, such as fruit, vegetables, and water. Soda and candy shall never be served.
Winter Break December 22-January 5 and Project
5th Grade Camping Trip May 2014
We are hoping to raise at least $10,000 to cover transportation and camping fees. Our goal is to guarantee that all 5th graders get to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. The cost for the campsite is $185 per student. We need your support with fundraising in order to meet our goal. Please feel free to contact us, if you would like to join our fundraising committee.