5th Grade Friday Update
Friday, December 4, 2015
A Super Awesome Week!
5th Grade Spirit Days
Thank-You So Much For Your Coaster Support!
5th Grade Curriculum Update
Math: Math- We continue to work in Unit 3. We are reviewing what we already know about fractions, and learning to compare them in new ways and explain our thinking. As of right now, the Unit 3 test is scheduled for Friday, December 18th and Monday December 21st.
Social Studies: We worked on our reflections for the coaster project. We published our reflections digitally using Google Docs, Google Slides, or a newer site called Canva. Next week we will begin learning about Colonial America. The unit will begin with a study of the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies.
*Science – The students have been completing many experiments in our Environments Unit. We added beetles and isopods to our terrariums today and discussed how organisms can influence an environment. We will continue to study plant and animal interactions
*Reading – We are continuing to work on comprehension skills and strategies in our guided reading groups. The students are having great conversations in book clubs. Keep in mind, each child needs to read 600 pages for his/her home reading. Your child is responsible for filling out Book Snapshots or Book Reports for each book completed.
*Writing: The entire 5th grade is participating in the Holiday Card Exchange, which is a project that connects classrooms from all around North America. Students designed cards with a snow theme, wrote messages, and learned the correct way to address an envelope! So, if you need extra help this holiday season...your child should be able to assist! We have already started receiving some of the cards from other schools. The cards will be on display on the bulletin board near our hallway.
*Words Their Way – The test for Sort 24 will be next Friday. All word lists can be found on the 5th Grade web page, which is in the For Parents section on Glengary's webpage.