Prairie View's 5th Grade News
Language Arts- Next week in LA we will be working on the writing process. We started on draft on Friday and we will finish our draft this week and revise and edit. When we have finished revising and editing we will publish our paper. We will also look at why an author writes a story and what the purpose of that is. We will also look how the author puts cure word in their writing to move the story along. We are going to have a great week next week.
Math- We have finished our initial overview of decimal fractions. It is interesting to see how the students think algebraically. Tuesday will be our end of unit 1 test along with the pre-test for unit 2. In this study we will be adding and subtracting decimals and looking into strategies for estimating those decimals. It will be a quick unit- only 9 lessons. If your child does not know their math facts with automaticity (memorized), they must be practicing them nightly. It is the single most important mathematical life-skill they must have. EVERYTHING we do EVERYDAY in some way involves those facts. PLEASE, help prepare your child for their future successes.
Science- Hello all! We started off today finishing our Testing Properties of Matter Lab from last week. We played a review game, and took a short quiz to test our knowledge. Tomorrow and Wednesday, we will be completing our first Standards Based Bulletin Board CER. We will be completing personal commentary over how we met the standard and students will be giving feedback to others. We will close the week completing a lab about boiling, freezing, and melting points of water.
Please be aware of and help your child stay in compliance with the following dress code:
Calling All Contest Representatives...Let's show'em our PVE stars!
September is Cancer Awareness Month
Friday is “Orange Out” Day in September
In August of 2010 Rhonda and Eddie Brown's daughter Chloe was diagnosed with Leukemia for a second time in her 3 1/2 short years of life. Chloe’s older sister, Bailey, wanted to do something to help raise awareness. So she and her friends who ate lunch together decided to wear orange that Friday since that is the color of the Leukemia Ribbon. After that they decided to convince others to do the same the following Friday. Word started spreading and an event was scheduled for the very first official Orange Out.
And that is how a teenager’s vision for helping out her sister the only way she knew how, became a foundation that now touches MANY…with the hopes that it will continue to reach out to others who need love and support.
Let’s “Orange Out” the rest of the Friday’s in September!
The Orange Out Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 and faith based foundation in which the purpose is to help family's going through childhood cancer by providing emotional, spiritual, monetary support as well as support research for a cure to these horrible diseases.
Spelling Test: Monday, September 28