## Conversation Starters!

The 5th grade gifted classes are beginning a new communication system to help parents start academic conversations with their children. We will begin sending home our learning goals for the week, to help parents talk about what we did for the day and week. This means no more “What did you do today?” with the response of “nothing much” or “I don’t remember.”

1.How do I revise and edit a rough draft of a speech? Continued..

2. How do I prepare to give an informational speech?

3. How do I add visuals to my speech?

4. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO FINISH READING "Night of the Spadefoot Toads" AND COMPLETE THE RC TEST. (Due Friday)

Writing: (Monday-Friday)

1. How do I write a journal entry/ reflection? (REVIEW)

2. Students will complete 2 journal entries that relate to GATI.

Math: (Monday-Friday)

1. STUDENT END OF CHAPTER 4 TEST.

2. Show What You Know (Ch. 5)

3. How do I divide Decimals? (Introduction)

4. What are division patterns?5. How do I estimate Quotients?

5. How do I divide decimals with whole numbers?

Content: (Monday-Friday)

1. GATI- GREAT AMERICAN TEACH IN!

2. What is an electric circuit? (EXPLORE)

3. Museum Day Rotations

## GATI (GREAT AMERICAN TEACH IN)

Students will have the opportunity to meet with professionals from different fields to discuss, learn, and explore future career choice possibilities.

## This Week's Scholar of the Week is....

Anthony Brown!

Anthony is one focused student! He loves soccer and thrives on friendly competition! His favorite school activity is playing soccer with his friends. He also enjoys playing soccer outside of school hours. He lives and breathes soccer! When Anthony isn't playing soccer, he loves playing board games with his family, and snacking on pizza and/or mac & cheese.

In the classroom Anthony is all about the business at hand. He strives to complete his work on time, and without errors. His favorite subject is math, and he is a whiz with numbers!

Anthony has really worked on reading for pleasure this year, and he has found a favorite book, "RUMP, The True Story of Rumpelstilskin."

Anthony has chosen one college from each coast to possibly attend when he grows up; he wants to go to either Stanford University or Harvard. As a career, he would like to become an economist. Anthony really understands the importance of numbers! He also wishes to become a professional soccer player in his free time.

Thank you Anthony for being our scholar of the week!