Kirby's 5th Grade Korner
Class of 2023's Fabulous Learning!!!
January Citizen of the Month
Jaxson makes a difference at Bloomer everyday by being a positive influence to his friends. He always has a smile on his face and will politely greet you in the hallway.
Parent-Teacher Conferences Were a Hit!!
We still need lots of work on multiplying and dividing larger numbers accurately!
The 3rd District Math assessment of the year is coming up in a few weeks! This assessment measures student growth on standards all year long. After the first assessment only 1 student was Proficient, after the 2nd assessment we had 5 students scoring in the Proficient range. I can't wait to see how many more move up!
Continue to work on reviewing basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts at home. We are discovering that knowing them fluently makes our daily work so much easier. There are many apps and websites out there to help practice these facts.
Reading and Writing Workshops
Reading fluency is a major part of comprehension. The faster your child can read the words on the page, the better their comprehension of the story is. The January goal for 5th grade is 150 words per minute. The goal for the end of the year is 160 words per minute.
Mrs. Danker checked in on our progress and 16 of us met the proficiency mark for this time....a few others were very close! Please keep practicing at home! A way to practice at home is to set a timer (microwave) for 1 minute. Read a piece of text and mark where you're at when the timer goes off. Reset the timer and reread the same piece of text trying to get farther this time.
We just wrapped up a fun genre to study, historical fiction! The kids loved learning about history as they read some amazing books. We're just getting started on writing our historical fiction stories for the District Writing Assessment. Stay tuned as we move on to learning about memoirs and writing one as well. We'll be sharing our memoirs with you at the Promise to Succeed Ceremony in the Spring.
Science and Social Studies
In Science we spent time exploring matter and the idea of conservation of mass through a few fun experiments. Ask your child what happens to the mass (weight) of an object when it changes states (solid, liquid, gas).
Safety Patrol Schedule
Upcoming Events in 5th Grade
Rose Theater - Week of February 22nd
Bloomer Book Fair - Week of February 29th
All City Music Festival at TJ - March 18th -- sack lunch from home or school is needed
5th Grade Career Fair at MAC - Tuesday April 12th
Iowa Assessments - Week of April 25th
Promise to Succeed Ceremony - TBA - WILL NEED A NICE OUTFIT
Explore Kirn - TBA