The 'Hoot' from 5th grade
Week of 9/23 Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies
100 Book Challenge Goal: 55; Read 30 minutes every night at your fun, fast and easy level!
Greek/Latin Root of the Week: mater - mother
Harcourt Story: Everglades continue story work, vocabulary and internet research; Assessment on Wednesday
Writing Focus: Paragraph formation (topic sentence, supporting details, conclusion) and informational writing
Grammar focus through writing: types of sentences and parts of speech nouns and adjectives
Ask your student about Genius Hour and our Wonder Wall!
Math and Science
Math Topic: rounding whole numbers and decimals; adding and subtracting decimals;
Science: Study of biomes and ecosystems; Test on biomes at end of week
Ecocolumns will begin as soon as we get additional supplies from the Science department- please save your 2 liter bottles and send them in with your student
Big Idea Unit 1: How does where you live influence how you live?
Quiz on Tuesday, 9/24 major cities in USA; identify states surrounding Ohio; locate and name Great Lakes, major mountain ranges, major waterways
Monday: Begin study of early Indian civilizations - Maya, Inca, Aztecs, Mississippian
Things You Should Know
Plan to attend interim pick up on Thursday, September 26th . 'Bring your parent to school day' is September 26th from 12-2.
Some of our pictures from the Colonial America field trip!
A General's meal
While the soldiers ate cold beans, bread with worms and cold coffee - this was the general's table!
Most students said, "These are heavy!"
Fife and Drum
Did you know....
Yankee Doodle was originally a song written by the British and meant 'American idiot'!