Friday Newsletter

Mrs. Roy's and Mrs. Ozar's Class

December 4, 2015

This Week

Science: Our energy unit is underway. We have studied Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and next week we will move on to sound and the behavior of sound waves.

Math 5: The students continue their study of geometry, including adjacent and vertical angles; equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles. A protractor at home would be helpful to practice measuring angles.

Math 6: The students have begun a new unit and are working on beginning algebra work, formulas, and linear graphing. Long division, multiplication work, and exponent work will also continue to be practiced.

Social Studies: The title of our unit of study is Three Worlds Meet. We have explored North America and Africa. We will now be focusing our attention on Europe, the explorers and what happened when these three different worlds met.

Spelling: Our spelling and wordly wise tests were postponed until Monday due to the concert.

Language Arts: We've started a new read aloud book- The Watsons go to Birmingham. We're wrapping up our character study skills as we continue through this shared book. Non-fiction skills will be our next unit of study.

In writing, we're working on persuasive writing. Currently, the students are working on developing an essay in a partnership. They'll move from outlines to paragraphs. Their last assignment will be to write an essay on their own.

Upcoming Events

12/11: The Wizard of Oz- 2:00pm and 7pm

12/12: The Wizard of Oz-2:00pm

12/15: Report cards come home.

12/18: Instrumental Performance-12:45

12/18: Save the Date! The Fifth Grade Annual Winter Breakfast will be held on Friday morning, December 18th, from 8:30-9:30 in the hallway between the two fifth grade rooms. This is a low-key, casual breakfast-party where the students, parents and friends can chat. A great way to kick off the holiday season! Parents from both homerooms have volunteered to organize the breakfast and will need the help of everyone to bring in treats (bagels, muffins, juice, fresh fruit, etc.) for the party. Please look for an email with more information in the next week or so.

Odds and Ends

Destination Imagination: A couple of the fifth graders have inquired about the Destination Imagination program. Below is the link to the their website. If your student is interested in starting a team, Margaret Coffman(Josephine Pinter's mom) has volunteered to help you get started. Let me know and I will put you in contact with her.

http://idodi.org/what-we-do/challenge-program