5th Grade Falcons
News You Can Use for the Week of 11/17 through 11/21
The Big Event
The Big Event is coming to the EAST ZONE, and you are invited! Next week, we will share more information with you and our students by having a fun week of spirit wear. Your child can pay $1 to participate in any spirit day or $3 to participate in all days!
Monday – Pajama Day – Don’t sleep in on March 21, give back to your community!
Tuesday – Hat Day – Hats off to the Big Event!
Wednesday – Sunglasses Day – Our community is so bright, we need to wear shades!
Thursday – Pop in and show your community spirit with service! (Students will receive a Blow Pop.)
Friday – Cowboy up for our community! Wear your cowboy/cowgirl gear!
All proceeds will go to support the Big Event activities. While next week we are raising money for the event, the Big Event is not until Saturday, March 21, 2015. That day will start with a pep rally for the entire east zone, and then the schools will participate in different community service activities.
Late and Missing Work
This week in ELAR
Homework Problems: Istation--Don't worry about this weeks for Istation. Some of the students have not completed the monthly assessment yet at school. When this happens, they can not access it at home. Please tell your child this, as I remembered this after school today. It will be available for the week of this newsletter, though! Thanks for your patience and understanding!
We will continue myths with comparing and contrasting going into next week. We will also continue with parts of speech. I had to adjust our learning due to students' needs, so we have not started verbs yet.
Also, the PBL with The Sandwich Swap has been going so well! Much of our time has been spent in our U.S. Region Groups! Please ask your child about their learning of other cultures and foods across our nation!
We will begin having iStation as homework on Wednesdays.
Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad
Students should be accessing Istation at home. They have their log in information stapled to the Take Home Folder. Please let me know if you do not have online access and I will help your child make other arrangements to complete their homework. The library is aways an option, as well.
Please also make sure your child is completing their 20 minutes of reading per day and completing the Reading Log.
This week in Math
This week we will continue to study the division of larger numbers (up to 2-digit divisors and 4-digit dividends). Please practice the basic math facts with your child at home. Knowing the multiplication and division facts makes it easier to solve long division problems.
This website provides a link to several resources we use for math:
This Week In Science
This week we will begin our study of electrical circuits. Our goal for the unit is to demonstrate that the flow of electricity in circuits requires a complete path through which an electric current can pass and can produce light, heat, and sound.
Electricity flows in a closed path to form a circuit and stops when the circuit is broken.
We can demonstrate that electricity can produce light, heat, and sound when flowing through a circuit.
Many everyday devices use electricity to produce light, heat, and sound.
How does electricity travel?
Electricity can be transformed into which other forms of energy?
What is necessary to have energy flow through a circuit? What happens if some parts of the circuit are missing?
This Week in Social Studies
A Message from our Counselor
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