Mrs. Baker's 5th grade

February 2013 Newsletter

February is "I LOVE TO READ" month!

Valentine's Day Party

The 5th grade students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by exchanging Valentines this year. Our party will be Thursday, February 14. If you choose to bring valentines, please remember to bring for every student in the class. You may bring in your own decorated boxes beginning next Monday, February 11th. Boxes will need to be completed at home. Students with last names starting with J-W may bring treats for the class party if they choose.

Class List:

Treyden / Dawson / Carter / Anna / Jose / Adam / Lauren / Erin / Sarah

Kaleb H. / Jayden / Sophie / Mason / Campbell / Isabelle / Jennifer / Alex / Kaleb P. / Kordell / Bergen / James / Davis / Shelby / Autumn / Jerry / (25 students total)

iPads in the Classroom

The class has been experiencing reading on a the Kindle this past month. We enjoyed many things about reading electronic text. Changing the font size and using the handy dictionary make reading fun.

February's Character theme is Honesty: "Tell the truth".

Exponents and Negative Numbers

We are working on the foundation skills that will be necessary for students when they begin Algebra. Positive and Negative numbers, using parentheses and using the order of operations will be our next focus in math.