5 Bluhm Newsletter
October 14, 2016
In fifth grade math, we will be looking at the distributive property. In accelerated math, they will be doing proportions, percents and fractions.
In writing, students will be now writing their own version of "Where I'm From" poems. Last week we analyzed George Ella Ryan's poem and even wrote a "Where I'm From" poem as a class for the character of Naomi from our novel. I am looking forward to seeing their poems.
In spelling, the students will be looking at words that have the three syllables we have discussed thus far (open, closed, and vce). Please have your child study these words nightly. They will also be having the 2 additional dictation sentences on their spelling test the remainder of the school year.
In science, last week students learned about the parts of the microscope and their jobs. They also had the chance to look at slides under the microscope. Next week, on Wednesday they will be quizzed on the parts of the microscope. We will also be looking at onion skin under the microscope and doing some additional activities with the microscope before moving on to talking about animal and plant cells.
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Students had a great time on Tuesday when we visited the Creator Space with Ms. Morgan. This is a new area in our building that allows students to participate in STEAM activities. Ask your child what activities they got to try out. Students will be getting to go to the Creator Space every couple of weeks for the remainder of the school year.
The students enjoyed watching the movie Home this week. the students won a "Movie, Popsicle, Pajama, Blanket & Pillow" day because of their participation during a spirit week. They were so well behaved and really enjoyed this extra treat of a day.