5th Grade Newsletter

November 16-20

We have a busy week! Looking forward to seeing all of you at conferences either this Thursday, November 19 or on Monday, November 23. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy the fall break. Also, 5th grade supply pick up will be on Tuesday, November 17. Please read the directions below.

In reading, we will be reading the book Confessions of a Former Bully. We will also be discussing the theme for this quarter which is courage. We will be reading books that will help develop the theme of courage such as My Secret Bully and Courage. Students will also be adding journal entries to their Courage journal.

In fifth grade math we are continuing to divide two and three digit dividends by two digit divisors with remainders. Students are really doing a great job with their division skills. We will be continuing to do daily quizzes to check for overall understanding.

In accelerated math, students are working on proportions, rates and conversions. Later in the week they will also be looking at percents, fractions and decimals.

In writing, we are continuing our "Where I'm From" poems. We hope to have these finished to share with you all at conference. The students have been working hard on their poems.

We thought we might be ready to start back with social studies, but it looks like we need one more week to wrap up science. We are completing our unit on Web of Life.

In word study we are working on C-le words. Students are expected to do activities throughout the week and study nightly. We appreciate your help making sure your children are doing this. Thank you.

District News:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created hardships for many of our District 204 families. As we head into the holiday season, some families may be facing challenges for the very first time. The community is invited to join District 204’s Superintendent, Dr. Adrian Talley, as he welcomes leaders from community organizations for the next Parent University at 7 pm on November 18, streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel. Dr. Talley will be joined by Gina Bogin, Social Worker, Waubonsie Valley High School; Mary Boulos, Associate Director of CARES Programs, Loaves & Fishes Community Services; Kim White, Executive Director, Career & Networking Center; and Tariq Khondker, Senior Research Coordinator, DuPage County Community Services. The group will discuss the wide variety of resources available to support families. Parents can submit a question in advance for the panel by using this online form.