Wilson's Creek 5th Grade News
April 19 - April 23
MAP TESTING DATES:
April 20 - April 22 - ELA MAP Testing from 9-11 am daily.
April 27 - April 29 - Math MAP Testing from 9-11 am daily.
May 4 - May 5 - Science MAP Testing from 9-11 am daily.
MAP TESTING INFORMATION
W.C. Families: Both Virtual and Seated Mandatory MAP testing will begin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Wilson's Creek. Please see school newsletters, school website and e-mails for important details and full schedule. Thank you!
Notes from the Nurse
As Wilson’s Creek is preparing for MAP testing in the coming weeks, we could use your help to best prepare your child for it as well! We will be offering a few extra tips over the next few weeks to help your child succeed!
MAP Preparation Tip #3: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
A healthy breakfast provides a jump start for your child’s school day. Studies show that eating breakfast helps improve children’s concentration, alertness, problem-solving skills, creativity, and physical activity. Breakfast options should have protein, fiber, whole grains, and be low in sugar. Some simple choices are scrambled eggs, yogurt or oatmeal (add fruit or nuts on top), whole grain waffles, or a smoothie with fruit and peanut butter. Don’t forget to encourage drinking water early in the day. Even slight dehydration can make kids feel tired, have less concentration, and cause headaches.
Principal's Pride Post
· We will be working on converting measurements this week. We will begin with metric conversions closely followed by customary conversions. Students are given a Reference Sheet by the MO State Department that have conversion data like 1 km = 1,000 m, 1 m = 100 cm, etc. We will utilize a copy of that Reference Sheet to help us with our conversions.
· We will also continue to review daily math concepts for our Math MAP test which will be given on April 27, 28, and 29th.
ELA (ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS)
This week is the ELA MAP Test. Students will take the MAP test with their homerooms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
· Students should work on their weekly Lexia or Reading Plus goal.
· This week, we begin our cartooning unit. Students will be learning to draw a penguin, personifying their character, and using it to star in a three-panel comic strip.
Students will need access to colored pencils (preferred) or fine tip markers during our cartooning unit. Many students' supplies are lacking at this point in the year. We generally use community supplies for this unit, which is currently discouraged. Students are encouraged to make sure they have something with them for illustrating their comic projects over the next few weeks in ELA.
5th Grade artists are exploring One-Point Perspective
Perspective is defined as
…a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point on a horizon line…
Although this definition sounds complicated, the concept is relatively simple. One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single ‘vanishing point’ on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.
We will continue our throwing and catching skills unit. We will develop and refine our skills through drills, lead-up games, and team sports.
5th Grade Music
5th Grade Music Classes:
Students will be recording our songs in the next week or two and the videos will be posted on the 5th Grade Music CANVAS page shortly after. The video will feature students and teachers singing, a rap section featuring Mr. Kennedy and the students playing the Ukuleles which we have been learning.
Quick reminder that singers should be using the practice tracks on the choir canvas page for 15 minutes outside of regular choir practice.
Any questions, please contact me.
Hi 5th graders!
We were so excited to get to meet with you last week! We hope you had a chance to look through the packet with your parents and make your first and second choices for the instrument you’d like to play next year in 6th grade. Remember, there is a video featuring each instrument if you scan the QR code on the front page of the packet.
Did not receive a packet/lost yours? No problem! Pick one up with the counselor, Mrs. Wilson’s office ASAP. We need all forms back no later than the end of this week.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Georgiades or Mrs. Honeycutt.
5th Grade Library Class
Students will be learning how to cite sources when doing research.
Mrs. Melson’s Contact Info
Happy Spring! With the new month, comes a new digital citizenship focus. This month we will discuss fairness in the digital world. Students will define terms, such as copyright and fair use and practice ways to avoid plagiarism. We will also spend the beginning of each class practicing our typing and coding skills!
Explore Summer School
This summer, Explore will offer students exciting opportunities to pursue their unique interests and passions. Each day will be packed with engaging, relevant and personal learning opportunities, including free Artworks classes.
Middle school students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration today!
Register for Explore classes at www.sps.org/Explore.
Girls on the run!
Girls on the Run helps girls build confidence, healthy relationships, and a positive self-image. The program, open to girls in 3rd- 6th grades, will be offered at Chesterfield Park this spring. Learn more here: https://www.gotrswmo.org/Our-Programs
Jill Wilson Jrwilson@spsmail.org
Join us for a...
Screening of the Documentary ‘LIKE’
Understanding and Creating Balance in Social Media
April 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM
Online, click here to register:
Helpful Websites/Resources for Parents
- Wilson's Creek School Website
- Springfield Public Schools District Calendar
- Family Home Access Center (to access your child's grades)
- District Handbook
- Internet Access - Kajeet Application
FIFTH GRADE TEAMS
Follow us on Twitter! @WilsonsCreekInt
Lions Team: Mrs. Ellis (@ellenellis)
Virtual Teacher: Ms. Hammon