Ms. Then's Newsletter
Week of January 18th
Second Payment for Washington DC now due- $100.00 (online payment available)
Bones and Joints activity
Students fastened sticks to their phalanges.
They attempted to write their names and pick up objects.
Conclusion: Joints help us move our bones to do everyday activities.
A visit from Asheville Middle School Music Program
Currently working on...
In reading we are learning strategies to expand vocabulary by examining unfamiliar key words.
Use word structure-
Looking to see if there is a base word, a prefix, a suffix, or a cognate (a word in another language that is similar).
Use context clues
Hints given in the sentence or paragraph that help you figure the difficult word out by yourself.
When the author tells you what the word means (usually after a comma or a dash).
Use a dictionary or glossary
In Math we are learning to estimate, divide, and then check our work!
In Science we are focusing in on the skeletal system. Students are building a life-size model to help demonstrate and identify the human body systems.
Claxton Fifth Grade Day of Service
Unfinished math work will be sent home to be completed. Students are required complete the assignment for homework and have a parent signature. Assignments are due the next day.
Thursday- Homework Packets are sent home.
Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet. Review science vocabulary and create flash cards for the following words: Cranium, Mandible, Vertebrae, Clavicle, Scapula, Sternum, Pelvis, Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Femur,Tibia,Fibula, Patella, and Phalanges.
Friday-Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.
Saturday & Sunday
Students should continue to read nightly in order to build habits of a lifelong reader. Consider some of these activities to support what your student is learning in class.
- Math Talk- Use real life math problems to discuss math with your student.
- Buying meat from the deli. (How many ounces in a pound, in a pound and a half?)
- Science Vocabulary- Review flashcards with your child.
- Washington DC Exhibits - Follow this link to explore exhibits we will be visiting in Washington DC http://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm
Monday- Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.
Tuesday- Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet.
Wednesday -Students should read at least 30 minutes and complete part of the math packet. Please sign your child's agenda to show they have been reading for at least 30 minutes each evening.
- Thursday homework packet and flash cards are due.
- Guidelines suggest limiting nightly homework to 50 minutes for fifth graders.
- As students complete reading a book they will then write book reviews into their reading journal during class.
- Follow the links below for help with math homework. (The lesson number on the homework page will direct you to which video to watch)
Washington DC Next Payment and behavior contract
We have met with all fifth graders to review the behavior contract and expectations.Please review the expectations and sign the contract with your child.
Transition to Asheville Middle School
On February 10th your student will meet with Jesse Pit and Mark Ackerman to review Exploratory Registration for 6th grade. A registration sheet will be sent home to be reviewed and signed with a parent.
Our new middle school is almost ready! see photos... http://claxtonparents.com/2016/01/14/asheville-middle-school-construction-update/
Forms and class descriptions have been sent home for After-School Arts classes. Classes begin the week of Feb. 8th. Signup forms and money are due back to school by Fri., Jan. 22nd. You can see and print out extra forms here: http://claxtonparents.com/events-2/after-school-arts/