Mr. Izzo's 5th Grade Class

Newsletter Week of September 19th

Upcoming Events

9/19/16- Early Release, STEM Fair Question Due

9/19/16-Math Unit 1 Test

9/19/16-Last night to donate to our classroom's pledge o' meter

9/19/16- FAIR Testing

9/21/16-Progress reports due-you will recieve a copy for your records

Boosterthon Sign Up

Thank you all for donating to your classes pledge-o-meter right now our class's average per lap is $31! Our school has earned 97% of its total goal.


A big thank you goes out to all parents who donated to our class; the water and snacks were very much appreciated by our students after that very active day.

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STEM UNIT OF STUDY Part 1

This week we will continue in Reading, Writing, and Science our STEM Unit of Study. Part 1 we are preparing for not only Part 2 of the unit but also for the Science Olympics competition.


The summative task for this part of the unit is as follows;


How does mechanical energy cause motion and create change? After reading informational texts and experimenting with the marble coasters students will create a presentation that includes their roller coaster's blueprint and explain the importance of motion, gravity, speed, and friction in their design process. They will use text evidence to support their conclusion.

Math

This past we focused on place value, expanded for as well exponents of base ten values, how they relate to place value and how they can be utilized when multiplying multi-digit numbers.


Our first official math test is Monday 9/19/16 our second unit of the year will be about long division.

Helpful Links

Here are a few great websites that you can have your student utilize for some extra practice or support at home.


Khan Academy


Sheppard's Software


Brain Pop


Study Jams


Student Connection

STEM Student of the Month: Problem Solver

Congratulations to our very one Sydnie H, she have been voted and nominated by her peers for showing skills problem solving skills in class.
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Sign Up for a Conference

Please go tot he Sign UP Genius website to sign up for a conference. I would love the opportunity to meet with all of you with your child to discuss academic progress, goals you have, and any other things you want to discuss as it relates to their education.


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