"Fifth Grade Features"
Mrs. Ryan's Class ~ April Newsletter
We Are Done M-Steppin'!
Curriculum News to Know
Writing: Our Informational Writing Unit correlates nicely with our reading unit as we will be writing an informational book on a topic that we feel we are an "expert" in. Some research will also be done for this. It will be interesting to see what topic the boys and girls choose!
Math: "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" is our focus for Unit 7 in math...Order of Operations! When solving a multi-step expression this little saying is extremely helpful in remembering that you do Parentheses first, then Exponents, then Multiply or Divide (left to right), then Add or Subtract (left to right). Extra practice with these types of expressions is highly encouraged. You can find lots of practice problems online:)
Social Studies: We will spend a short time learning about slavery from the point of view of West Africans. Following, we will learn the events that created tensions between the colonies and Britain from 1754 to the end of 1774.
Science: We finished our mini-unit on cells and will now begin to learn about some of the different body systems. There are lots! We will begin with the circulatory system.
The One and Only Ivan
Our new read aloud - written from the perspective of Ivan, a mighty Silverback gorilla.
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally...a great way to remember the Order of Operations :)
Human Body Systems
How many human body systems can you name? There are more than 10! We will be be learning about a few of these and how amazing the human body is.
The One and Only Ivan
5th Grade Recognition
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Mark Your Calendar!
5/7 5th Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45; students should arrive at this time) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert: email@example.com
5/8 Spirit Friday: FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
5/10 Happy Mother's Day!!
5/11 PTA Meeting at 7 pm (Note: mtg. is at Hamlin Corner)
5/13 Late Start
5/13 Junior Olympics @ 6 pm ROHS - Direct all questions to K. Doody:firstname.lastname@example.org
5/14 PTA Battle of the Books @ 6:30 pm in CAFE
5/15 Field Day starts at 1 pm
5/16 Boys and Girls Club Walk
5/20 Late Start
5/21 Play: Trial of Mother Goose in cafe at 7 pm
5/22 Spirit Friday - Red, White and Blue Day
5/25 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
5/27 NWEA testing (morning and afternoon)
5/28 Safeties Bowling field trip 10:30-1:00 PM