5th Grade Falcons
News You Can Use for the Week of 12/8-12/12
Peppermint Village Holiday Store
Mrs. Horne's class shopping day: Tuesday, December 9th
Mrs. Purvis' class shopping day: Tuesday, December 9th
Also, we do a lot of activities and assignments on the iPad which also requires the use of (2.) earbuds or headphones and it is important each student has a pair. Could you please make sure your kiddo has a set that either stays in their backpack or locker at school? They, by no means, need to be an expensive pair. Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot usually have some ranging from $1 to $3. Thank you so much!
Socks for Seniors!
Lunch Bunch & Open Tutoring
Hello parents!! In an effort to help kiddos who are struggling to get their work completed and turned in on time, or who might need additional help with understanding what they're learning, we are offering a "Lunch Bunch" and "Open Tutoring" times throughout the week. Below, you will find the times and locations they are able to come in and get additional help with any late or missing assignments.
Missing and Late Work
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**** LISD Technology Notice ****
* IOS 8.1 for iPad
- Tested successfully with no breaking of LISD supervision and management systems. Confirmed basic functionality and Air Server is working.
- Fixes the Student Gallup Poll QR code/web link problem. It works properly with IOS 8.1.
- All students and staff are encouraged to upgrade to IOS 8.1
Monday, December 8 through Thursday, December 11 - Peppermint Village Holiday Store
Monday, December 8 - Math Benchmark
Tuesday, December 9-Holiday Store
Wednesday, December 10 - Science CBA and School Spelling Bee
Friday, December 12 - Family Movie Night, ICE Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 18 - 5th Grade Holiday Party
Friday, December 19 - Early Release, 12:30 PM
December 22 through January 2 - Winter Break
This week in ELAR
This week we will continue learning about sensory language and visualizing. The big questions we will still focus on are:1. How can the author's use of sensory language enhance your understanding of a text? and 2. How does the way we use language affect the way we communicate? We will end this unit with a test on Friday. We will also continue to differentiate between commonly confused homophones, such as: its, it's, your, you're and their, there and they're. Our academic vocabulary for this week is: sensory language, visualize, elaborate and word choice.
Please continue to make sure your kiddo is doing their daily reading log and logging at least 20 minutes of reading a day and completing iStation on Wednesdays! I have really enjoyed reading their logs each week and seeing their thought process!
Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad
This week in Math
We are starting our fractions unit. Below you will find the link to be able to assist your children with their work.
This website provides a link to several resources we use for math:
The website for their math textbook is www.pearsonrealize.com. Their log-in is their last initial, first initial, ID number@lisd (example: va12345678@lisd). All student passwords are abcd1234.
Think Through Math is another online resource your children have accessed. Please encourage your child to access this great resource as well. They all have their usernames and passwords saved in their Evernote account.
This Week In Science
This week we will explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy.
Key Concepts for the Week:
There are different types of energy including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy.
We can use different types of energy including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy.
Bicycles, stereos, computers, lamps, and toasters are useful objects that demonstrate the use of mechanical, sound, electrical, light, and thermal energy.
Below you will find a link that will assist you with making science connections with your children at home. It is called STEMscopepedia. Please ask your child to log in with their username and password in order to read this wonderful resource.
This Week in Social Studies
The students are able to access the social studies curriculum, Social Studies Alive, from their iPads (and should also have a shortcut saved to their home screen). Below is the information they will use to log-in.
User Name: last name, first initial
Password: ID # (numbers only)
teacher email: email@example.com
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