Mrs. Bailey's 5th Grade Happenings
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Friday, January 8, 2016
Students got back into routines pretty well this week. They all seem very excited about getting their band instruments and starting band on Monday. Please remind them to bring their instruments. I hope you had a good holiday. Happy 2016!
- Spelling Homework: Write words 3 times each (it helps to focus on doing 5 words a night) and take a pretest and/or do 3 Spelling City activities . Due: Friday, December 15
- Reading Log Homework: Read at least 20 minutes 3 days a week and read the Think Central story "Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?" on Wednesday. Answer both questions. Due: Friday, December 15
- Math Homework: Complete Homework Lesson 4.1 (pages 237-required & 238-optional) Due: Friday, December 15
Math, Science, Social Studies
Math (Mrs. Bailey): Students started the week with a review of skills they learned before break. Then, they moved on to Chapter 4: Multiplying Decimals. They focused on multiplication patterns with decimals and how to use models to multiply whole numbers and decimals. Homework this week is Lesson 4.1 (pages 237-required & 238-optional). Students may refer to pages 233 to 236 in their Think Central student edition workbook online. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or text me.
Science (Mrs. Holzschu): This week we reviewed information about the movement of matter and energy in an ecosystem. Students looked over their quiz and reflected on their learning. We then started our next unit on Earth’s Systems and their Interactions. Students read about the four systems and completed reading notes. Next week we will wrap up reading about the four systems and complete an investigation. Students will then take their knowledge outside to determine parts of the Earth’s systems and their interactions in our own backyard.
Social Studies (Mr. Erdmann): Students should have brought home slave trade chapter review on Thursday. We will review on Monday and take a chapter test on Tuesday, January 12th. Eric Hemingway will visit our class Wednesday, January 13th to discuss Native involvement in slavery. Our next unit of study will cover life in colonial Williamsburg. Contact info: email@example.com or 526-4521
Reading: A Reading Log will come home in Friday Folders.
Math: Practice homework pages will come home in Friday Folders.