Mrs. Weitman's 5th Grade
News to Know!
May 22, 2016
4th/5th Grade Track Meet
STAR Test Results
The students gave their best effort last week when they sat down to complete the STAR reading and math tests. It was exciting to see the students' improvement.
As you know, the STAR test is given to the students three times a year to show each student's progress, and consequently, to guide instruction. The results will be coming home this week. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Viking 5K- Run for the Playground
Mark your calendar for June 7th! That's the date when all of Gibraltar Elementary will be running (walking!) for the soon-to-be-installed elementary playground. To help the students with their fundraising efforts, I will pledge $1 to each of the students. They just need to ask.
The End Is Near for Library Book Check-Outs
William Tell's Overshirt
What We are Learning this Week
It is the end of the year, to be sure! In Math we will begin reviewing the many concepts we have covered over the course of 5th grade.
This week in Writing the students will begin applying the techniques they learned about writing argument pieces to write an argument piece about the topic of their choice. The students will be encouraged to use their time wisely as this lesson is designed to be accomplished in one week. Please ask your child what their topic is and engage them in a conversation about it.
Hattie Campbell's diary will continue to be our go-to source for ELA. We will make interpretations about this book and decide who has power in the books we read. Additionally, we will use non-fiction information to better understand the nonfiction books we are reading in class and in our book clubs.
Math Extension will meet only one day this week (see earlier note about it being the end of the year). During this time we will graph rates of speed.
Coast Guard Water Safety Presentation
7th Grade Choir Performance
6th Grade Poetry Slam
June 2 & 3
Mrs. W's Class to Golf Course
Last Day of School!