September 17, 2014
Thank you for Supporting our PTO Jog-a-thon!
Fifth Grade Conferences-October 15th and 16th
I can't believe it is time to talk about conferences. This year is already flying by way too fast.
Fifth grade conferences will be not be held "arena style" in the gym like in past years. Each fifth grade teacher will be holding the standard twenty minute conference in their own rooms with their own parents/students. We felt it would be beneficial to spend more time with the parents of our homeroom students. I will be sharing information about your child's progress in science and social studies. An e-mail was sent out on September 17th asking for your date/time preferences. If you have already filled out a similar form for another teacher, I will be coordinating conference times with them. If you have any concerns regarding science or social studies, please let me know and I can do some research for you before our conference. If you have any questions, please let me know.
This Week In the Classroom...
Topic Three Multiplying Whole Numbers
Properties of Multiplication, Using Mental Math to Multiply, Estimating Products, Exponents, and Multiplying by a 1 Digit Number. We will have a quiz on Friday over everything we have learned so far this week.
Any free time at home? Work on those multiplication facts. :) There are several fun games online or if you have a deck of cards, you can play mulitplication war.
Grammar-helping verbs, direct objects, compound direct objects, and indirect objects
Writing Skill-Using strong verbs
Assignment-Pop Can Story
Reading-Finishing up The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
Skills-Domain specific vocabulary, cause and effect, showing evidence in the text.
Reading Test on Friday
In guided reading, your child is reading one of my favorite realistic fiction novels (Shiloh, Because of Winn-Dixie, or Tiger Rising) Discussing these books with the students is one of my most favorite parts of the day! Throughout this novel unit we are learning how to notice and note important "signposts" placed in the text by the author.
They will have assigned reading each week and a signpost sheet to fill out along the way.
Dates to Remember
Friday, September 19-Scholastic Book Orders Due
Friday, September 19-School Spirit Day-wear school spirit clothing!
Monday, September 22-KFC Kid's Fit Club until 4:35
Tuesday, September 23-Math Wings