5BL Newsletter

March 4-8, 2019

Hope your children enjoyed their extended weekend. We have just a couple of weeks before the end of the third quarter if you can believe that. Lots of learning still to do.

In reading, we just finished the novel Red Kayak. Students really enjoyed this novel, and participated in lots of great discussions and activities. This week, we will be reading the story, "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?" out of our Harcourt book. Students should really connect to this story after all that we have been learning about him in our social studies text.

In fifth grade math, students will be continuing to multiply fractions and solve word problems. We are looking at testing on Friday.

In accelerated math, students will be testing on chapter 5. They also will be completing their transfer task. On Friday, we will be having an extended math period as the accel math students will be taking the PA math test.

In writing, students are going to be writing a five paragraph essay answering a question from the novel Red Kayak as an assessment.

In social studies, we will be finishing up chapter 10 by reading lesson 3 and completing a study guide. Students are doing a great job taking notes and participating in discussions.

In spelling, we will be looking at Greek and Latin roots. Please continue to study the words with your children nightly.