Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 12/19/14

What's Happening in the Classroom

Subjects

In math, we will continue Chapter 4-Division and Fractions. The first 10 lessons will review and practice long division. We will then focus on fractions-comparing and contrasting sizes. Some students will perform enrichment activities using Think Through Math during this time in regards to fractions. I will send home a note if your child will be completing these activities in class.


We will start our new writing unit-Memoirs (personal narratives). We will look at some examples and start the pre-writing process the first two weeks after break.


In Reading, will return to Benchmark and learn about Comparing and Contrasting. We will also start re-leveling for Fountas and Pinnell.


In Social Studies, we will start learning about the 13 English Colonies. Chapter 5 focuses on the New England Colonies. We will learn about their ways of life and the general economy of this set of colonies.


There is a new spelling list for next week.


Last day for AR tests this grading period is January 15th at 10:00 am. Please encourage your child to read over this long break.


After break, we will have our student teacher Miss LaBrash join us for 8 weeks!


To place orders for Scholastic books, please visit the following website:


https://orders.scholastic.com/GQ6VP


Have a Great Holiday Break!!

Mrs. Estridge

Spelling List for This Week


clinician

desertion

digestion

electrician

disruption

magician

musician

suggestion

adoption

logician

collection

protection

perfection

construction

expression

Maine

Phoenix

Santa Fe

Oklahoma City

Austin

Dates to Remember

December 19th-Last day of school before break

December 20-January 4-No School Winter Break

January 5th-Return to School

January 15th-Last Day of the Grading Period

January 16th-19th No School