5th Grade Falcons
News You Can Use for the Week of 03/23-3/27
The BIG Event
It’s almost time for The Big Event – the East Zone’s first ever cross-feeder service project that focuses on giving back to our communities through service oriented activities.
The Big Event will be held Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., and we would love to have you participate in giving back to our community!
Volunteers may now register to participate in the event or find a cause to support and donate needed items for. Visit www.lisd.net/bigevent to learn more.
Join your fellow community members for a Big Event kick-off rally at Career Center East (located at 2553 F.M. 544 in Lewisville) at 8 a.m. on March 21. There will be special appearances by TCHS Head Football Coach Rudy Rangel, HHS Head Football Coach Brian Brazil and mascots from both high schools. Music will pump everyone up for this awesome day of service and fun.
"Step-Parenting: Should I Discipline the Kids or Not?"
"Step-Parenting: Should I Discipline the Kids or Not?"
Weekly, we will send you a link from a parenting resource called, "Love and Logic. I believe you will appreciate the information as much as I have.
TWITTER has made its way to ICE!
Mrs. Brown - @MrsBrowngrade5
Mrs. Finley - @finleys5thgrade
Mrs. Horne - @fearlessin5th
Mrs. Purvis - @fifthisfun
Mrs. Vitosh - @AmyVitosh
Fifth Grade Twitter handle - @5thicefalcons
New Accountability Plan
This link contains excellent resources for parents wishing to look into how to keep their child safe on the Internet:
Please make sure you pick your child up in the front of the school at 3:30.
LISD Student Software Applications Resource for Parents and Students (Link Below)
This week in ELAR
Our focus for the third nine weeks will be poetry and drama. We will be learning various skills and information through these reading genres. Next week we will continue to focus on reading strategies and comprehension. The essential questions we will use to support our focus are:
- "How does making connections and synthesizing information from one text to another deepen your comprehension?"
- "How does applying a variety of strategies help you to read critically?" We will also continue to focus on the different types of sentences: simple, compound and complex.
Our focus will also help us in preparations for the upcoming Reading STAAR test on Tuesday, March 31. I have also shared a STAAR vocabulary flashcard resource with the students and they should be studying at least 5 vocabulary words each night.
Academic Vocabulary for the week: summarize, analyze, evaluate
Please continue to make sure your kiddo is doing their daily reading log and logging at least 20 minutes of reading a day and completing iStation on Wednesdays! I have really enjoyed reading their logs each week and seeing their thought process!
Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad
iStation Resource for Parents:
This week in Math
This coming week, your students will...
- Describe key attributes of coordinate plane (8A)
- Describe the process for graphing ordered pairs of numbers in first quadrant of coordinate plane (8B)
- Graph (in first quadrant) ordered pairs of numbers arising from mathematical/real-world problems— include those generated from patterns or found in input-output tables (8C)
We will also continue to review expressions, variables and equations.
HOMEWORK ALERT!!! They will have math homework daily! Some evenings they will have a paper and other nights they will be asked to access Khan Academy or Think Through Math.
The website for their math textbook is www.pearsonrealize.com. Their log-in is their last initial, first initial, ID number@lisd (example: va12345678@lisd). All student passwords are abcd1234.
Think Through Math, http://www.thinkthroughmath.com, is another online resource your children have accessed. I will be checking to make sure they work with this resource at home at least two times a week. Please encourage your child to access this great resource as well. They all have their usernames and passwords saved in their Evernote account.
This Week In Science
Below you will find a link that will assist you with making science connections with your children at home. It is called STEMscopepedia. Please ask your child to log in with their username and password in order to read this wonderful resource.
The student is expected to differentiate between weather and climate.
Weather refers to the daily environmental conditions we experience around us. It is also used to describe the condition of the atmosphere in a place at a certain time.
Climate refers to the average conditions in a place over a longer period of time.
Weather can be observed each day, whereas climate must be observed over time.
What is weather? What are some characteristics of weather?
What is climate? What are some characteristics of climate?
What is the difference between weather and climate?
Parents, in order to to encourage your child to complete the activities in the STEMscopepedia link below, I am offering them a chance to make extra credit if they bring in a completed activity that they did at home with you.
Weather and Climate
Look at the "What Do You Know?" on page 69 and have the students email me their Venn Diagram, worth 10 extra bonus points.
If you are able to complete the "Connecting with your Child", on page 70 would be extremely eye-opening for your family, worth 15 points. All answers need to be emailed to my address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week in Social Studies
- identify weaknesses of both the Articles of Confederation and the work of the delegates that created the documents.
- examine and list the key powers of the three branches of government created by the Constitution.
- identify three issues the delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed on and three they debated.
Social Studies Alive Online Curriculum
The students are able to access the social studies curriculum, Social Studies Alive, from their iPads (and should also have a shortcut saved to their home screen). Below is the information they will use to log-in.
User Name: last name, first initial
Password: ID # (numbers only)
teacher email: email@example.com
A Message from our Counselor
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