Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 1/8/16

What's Happening in the Classroom

Notes from the Teacher


AR points will be due this coming Thursday 1/14/16 at 8:45 am.


Student council is sponsoring The Pet Project from Monday, Jan 11-Friday, Jan 29 for the Porter County Animal Shelter.


Donations can be left on the table by the cafeteria.


Ideas for donations:

old towels

pet food

pet shampoo

collars

kitty litter

toys

old pet crates

leashes

paper towels

puppy pads

Subjects

In math, we will continue in Unit 4-Long Division and Fractions. We will finish up reviewing long division on Wednesday. We will begin our fraction section on Thursday. Some students will complete math activities on Skills Navigator through NWEA (link is found on our Canvas Conduct page) or Think Through Math because they tested so high on the pre-test. Students working on Think Through Math will join back in on the Math lessons when we review adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. I will inform students on Thursday and send the pre-test home with a note.


In Writing, we will start our next unit of study-Biographies. We will begin by studying mentor text of biographies.


In Language Arts, we will take the test over Unit 4 on Monday, January, 11. Your child received a study guide that we reviewed on Friday in class. We will then start Unit 5-Pronouns.


In Reading, we will continue Unit 6-Cause and Effect and Drawing Conclusions. Miss Erler and I will continue Fountas and Pinnell leveling each student for their current reading level (I will indicate this on the next report card).


In Social Studies, we will continue our project for Unit 4-Colony brochures. Your child will develop a travel brochure based on one of the early colonies (New England, Middle, or Southern).

Spelling List for This Week


circulation

comprehension

conclusion

decoration

expansion

hibernation

imitation

persuasion

erosion

intention

clinician

desertion

digestion

electrician

disruption

Juneau

Sacramento

Denver

Honolulu

Boise

Dates to Remember

January 14-Last day of the Grading Period

January 15-18-No School

February 12-15-No School