April 29, 2016
This Week's Learning
FYI: On Fridays, students are also getting the opportunity to play math games designed by Everyday Math. By playing these games, students are refining the skills they have learned from fourth grade.
Science and Social Studies
This week in science, we continued making electrical circuits, learning about conductors and insulators, as well as, completing open circuits. We also took the Forward Exam for both parts of science.
*Ask your child the meaning of conductors and insulators. (conductors allow electrical circuits to work, while insulators prevent them from working)
On Friday, students prepared for the Farm Day field trip by watching a farming video made by the Jefferson County Agricultural society and completing an assessment to show what they learned.
*Ask your child what was one thing they learned from the video?
In writing this week, your students have started to create an invention that fills a specific need in our world. Students chose a theme and then created a survey, to identify a problem with their theme. They then went through the steps of inventing and ended up creating an invention. In the next couple of weeks they will work on ways to persuade people to buy their invention.
Students' favorite part so far was conducting a survey. They really enjoyed making their survey on Google Forms and then sending it out to classmates. See the pictures below for Wednesday's fun.
In reading this week, students were exposed to texts about innovation and inspiration. The main goal of the week was to find the main idea and evidence throughout all the passages they looked at.
Be Connected to the Classroom
Kutz Dairy Farm Field Trip
Artist in Residence
- Help them get a good night sleep before the testing day
- Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of
- Encourage them to try their best
We will be testing the following dates:
- May 3rd - Social Studies Part 1
- May 5th - Social Studies Part 2
Important Dates to Remember
May 2nd - April 20/20 Calendars Due
May 3rd - Forward Exam Social Studies
May 4th - Kutz Dairy Farm Field Trip
May 5th - Forward Exam Social Studies
May 6th - Noon Dismissal