The Putney Post

West Homer Elementary--5th Grade

Dates to Remember

· November 30- WHE Spelling Bee 9:30 a.m.

· November 30- Hat Day

· December 3- Wooden Spoon Book Report due

· December 3- Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m. (Mariner Theater)

· December 21- Christmas Vacation Begins

Classroom Happenings

Last week was a short but loaded week. We had our class Spelling Bee. Everyone participated and had a fun time cheering on the spelling talents in our classroom. We will be sending three of our students to the school wide spelling bee this Friday. The winner of the WHE Spelling Bee will join the state spelling bee in Anchorage this spring. We also wrote letters to Elisa Carbone, the author of “Blood on the River”. This writing assignment gave us the opportunity to practice letter formatting as well as expository organizational structure. On Tuesday we participated in a world hunger simulation with the other two fifth grade classes. Be sure to ask your child about the simulation and the thoughts that it raised for them. We all had a blast at the “So You Think WHE Can Dance?” assembly Tuesday afternoon. The fifth graders did a fabulous job! Thank you to the many parents who attended the event.

What's Next?

This week we will be closing up our unit on adding, subtracting, ordering and rounding decimals. Students will participate in review stations on Monday and take their test on Tuesday. We will begin our geometry unit on circles, polygons, and angles Wednesday. In writing we will tackle the revision process and seek to gain a better understanding of what it means to truly revise our writing. Students will participate in a play dough revision project and then work to revise their mentor essays. We will continue to read “The City of Ember” in reading and students will start a new science unit with Mrs. Bynagle.

Bake Sale

WE NEED YOU! West Homer fifth graders will have a bake sale booth at the Christmas Concert on December 3rd. Please visit the link below to find out how you can help. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJ7L9g2MyFb_3F4eIpLXiuWyqfAKTJ7GuYscoA-oVwM/edit

IXL Math Practice

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Skills that align with our current math studies: B12, B13, B14