Fifth Grade Newsletter
Friday March 2, 2018
In 5th grade math, we have started our unit on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. So far, they have completed addition problems that result in improper fractions and require them to write as a mixed number. For subtraction problems, they have done the more basic problems and have not been required to regroup in order to subtract yet. They will begin that process next week. If you child is really struggling with the fraction unit, please encourage them to come see me for help. I know fractions can be very scary for some kids, and we want to make the transition as smooth as possible!
This week in reading we read an autobiography about a girl who received a puppy from her uncle. He found the dog abandoned in Germany after the war. Students worked with partners to analyze the text and develop a catchy heading for various sections of the story. Later in the week, we started a writing piece and students analyzed the charters in a play and determined the theme of the drama. Please continue to check Skyward often the end of the 3rd marking period is March 29th. AR points are due on Wednesday, March 28th. Any questions about AR points or reading grades please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 6-7pm and Wednesday, March 28th from 8:30-9:30am in our Kindergarten Wing for all parents that will be enrolling a student for the 2018-19 school year. (Children that will be 5 years old on or before December 1st are eligible to enroll.) This orientation will cover office procedures, counseling, transportation and explanation of how screening and placement are done.
Mar 2- Progress Reports go Home
Mar 5- Book Fair Parent's Night
Mar 6- Battle of the Books
Mar 7- McClintic Book Fair Shopping Day
Mar 29- 1:00 Dismissal
Mar 30-No School
April 2-6 No School, Spring Break