Pier 25 News
January 21, 2016
Dear UMAC Families,
Throughout our literacy, we will be introducing a fairy tale unit next week. To enrich our reading and writing activities, we are asking students to bring in a favorite fairy tale from home if possible. Since all of our UMAC and fifth grade classes will be studying this genre, there will be a limited supply of texts to check out in the library.
I hope your UMAC student enjoys a long four day weekend. Please remind your child to keep up on his/her WEB reading over the next few days. I reminded them today that their weekend goal is 80 minutes!
Thanks so much!
Old Friends:Our 5th graders spent time this week reviewing data landmarks and a variety of methods for organizing data. After gathering data on a variety of topics students created line plots and stem/leaf plots to assist in determining specific landmarks for each set of data. We also worked on developing measurement and probability concepts as we explored different units of measurement.
Our new friends have learned how to measure angles using the full & half-circle this week. With our understanding of acute and obtuse angles, this has made this new concept less challenging. Division continues to be a strong focus throughout this chapter. Our team should be proud of their diligence towards learning this concept!
Friday, January 15- Teacher In-service, No school
Monday, January 18- No School
Friday, January 22-History Alive Chapter 8 Test