Miss Wegley's Class News

5-4

April 23, 2013

Recent Happenings

MAP testing for 5th grade took place this week. I notified of this on our classroom blog, so thank you everyone for being here on those days! Please make sure to confirm whether you child will/will not be here on the day/night of the musical (5/23) by signing the slips that were sent home Monday. Please return by this Friday. Class Photos will now be held next Tuesday, 4/30.

Science

Students participated in a boat launch this week where they experimented with Balloon Boats, Rubber Band Boats, and Secret Potion Boats. See our site for a fun video of this exploration!

Math

5th grade math will be continuing with coordinates this week in Unit 9.

Reading

5-4 will be starting the novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg this week. It is one of my personal favorites. Through this book, students will also explore details of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book is also discussed in our new read aloud, Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, another wonderful book. We have finished our previous read aloud of Ninth Ward.

Spelling/Vocabulary

During The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, we will be focusing heavily on vocabulary. Our pre-test will be out of 10 vocabulary words from that week's chapters.

  • On Tuesday night, students will rewrite any words they missed 3 times each
  • On Wednesday night, students will (in their book packets) write the part of speech/definition of each word using a dictionary
  • On Thursday night, students will (in their book packets) use each word in a sentence
  • On Friday, a post-test will be given where students spell the word and complete fill-in-the-blank sentences for each word.

WEX

We will be beginning Book 3 of WEX which focuses in-depth on creating characters.

Upcoming Reminders:

  • Please bring empty 2-Liter bottles for a science experiment by Thursday if possible!
  • 5th Grade Musical Commitment Slips due Friday, 4/26
  • Class Photos will be held on TUESDAY, April 30th now, so next Tuesday, students should wear their 5th grade shirts.
  • 5th Grade Band Concert at Hersey - 5/6 @ 7:00 PM
Boat Launch

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