5th Grade News
April 27 - May 8
Sunday, May 3: Concert for Financial Aid
Monday, May 4: Late Start (9:45 am)
May 4: 5th Grade Play (7 pm, LS Amphitheater)
On the horizon:
Wednesday, May 13: Percussion & Choir Concert
Thursday, May 14: Band & Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 16: Diversity Dash 5K and Fun Run
Tuesday, May 26: 5th Grade Pool Party
Thursday, May 28: Field Day
Upon completing their original myths, students will begin a Poetry Inquiry Unit. Students will read poetry, analyze the language and formats of poetry to make meaning, and finally, the students will write their own poems. For the grand finale, students will participate in a Poetry Cafe and have the opportunity to read aloud a choice of favorite and original poems.
In addition, students began reading for Book Clubs. High-interest, engaging titles have been enjoyable for the students! Students should read nightly and keep track of discussion questions in their double entry journals (posted in Google Classroom). They will use the discussion questions for their book club meetings on May 8th.
Students continue to work with area, perimeter, and volume formulas. Currently, students are applying these formulas to solve problems involving compound shapes and solid figures.
Students have been exploring the history of Ancient Hebrews and we have been connecting what we know to contemporary Jewish life and thought in the USA and around the world. Specifically, students have used the Bible to understand the Ancient Hebrews' lives, analyzed contemporary Christian music and linked it to Jewish history and contemporary issues, and looked at stories from the Bible and from rabbis to discuss what we can learn from them today. This week we will be visiting Congregation Beth Israel and talking with Rabbi Steven Folberg about what we've learned.
On our field trip to BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, students will witness the body through time — as it changes, grows, matures, and ultimately, wanes. Throughout the exhibition, students will discover more than 100 real human specimens, including 18 full-body plastinates. Students will need to bring their own lunch that day.
The 5th Grade "Iron Chef" competition is just around the corner! Cocinero de Acero combines vocabulary, cooking, and fun! Students will spend the next three weeks preparing the creation of their favorite dish and presenting it to their classmates...all in Spanish! After several days of presentations in their homeroom classes, nine finalists (three from each homeroom) will be selected to compete in the Grand Finale. Spanish-speaking judges will pick the top three presentations.
La Gran Final del Cocinero de Acero will be on Friday, May 22nd at 7:45 am in the McGill Chapel.
Let's Get Physical!
Keep Austin Beautiful! (Part 2)
Marcos, Jude, Sergio, Arman, and Miller
Getting their hands dirty making "seed balls" to plant wildflowers on Shoal Creek.
Aubry and Lucas
Is the water clean? What lives there? Students got a chance to explore using cool tools and charts.
Avery, Claudia, Nicole, Elle, and Ella
We got a banner! Now everyone will know we are a Clean Creek Campus!