News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 4/17/15
What's Happening in the Classroom
For this last round of ISTEP, we will not be completing the Social Studies section. This was a Valpo Community Schools decision. Below is a list of our testing dates/times:
Our Testing Schedule:
Monday, April 27: 10:00- 11:00 (math)
Tuesday, April 28: 10:00- 12:00 (math)
Wednesday, April 29: 10:00- 12:00 (math/ELA)
Thursday, April 30: 10:00- 12:00 (ELA)
Friday, May 1: 10:30-11:45 (ELA)
If your child enjoys coding, please check out this website-this program was used on Digital Learning Day!
We will have a math lesson on Monday, but no homework due to ISTEP. In fact, there will be no homework/tests next week due to ISTEP.
Instead of reading centers next week, we will complete two in class Social Studies projects next week. Your child will create a timeline from the American Revolutionary period and pick from either creating a mobile, poem, song, medal. statue, or poster.
We will also start our last writing unit of the year-Nonfiction stories. We will look at some examples and map our features to this type of writing this week.
We will also start Junior Achievement this week along with a visit from Mr. Landry with Adopt A Pilot.
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Have a Great Weekend!!
Spelling List for This Week
Dates to Remember
May 1-Variety Show
May 13-14-Camp T
May 21-BF to meet 6th grade teachers
May 29-Field Day