This Week in Room 120

Week of March 17, 2014

Announcements:

Thursday will be our Gebhardt Math Fair. It will begin at 1:00 in the Gebhardt Gym. Parents are welcome to attend!


On Friday, the 5th graders will be watching a performance by David Blake, a folksinger who will be singing songs from across the history of the U.S.A.


We have started a Keyboarding class which runs from 10:00 to 10:30 daily. It will go through the end of this month. The students are working hard to learn correct keyboarding position and to learn to find each of the keyboard's keys!

Reader's Workshop

This week we will be studying:

* 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person point of views

* author's word choice

* narrative structure of stories

* author's character development

* symbolism

Writer's Workshop

This week we will be continuing our Persuasive text writing project. We will be writing our conclusion paragraph, writing our persuasive paragraphs, focusing on our word choice, and writing/typing our final drafts.


The students are really working hard on this writing project!

Word Study

This week we will be studying how suffixes can change a noun into an adjective.

We will be studying the suffixes -ic, -ian, and -al. All of these suffixes mean "to relate to".


Some of the words we will be studying:

poetic, allergic, hectic, hysterical, virtual, mythological, ruffian, technician, mathematician

Math

This week all 5th grade students will be presenting their Math Fair projects in class on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. This will allow them time to modify their projects before the Gebhardt Math Fair on Thursday afternoon.