Team 5-3 Newsletter

Mrs. Ahlfeld & Mr. Cortelyou

Friday, October 16, 2015

Important Announcements and Reminders

  • Student-Led Parent/Teacher Conferences are Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th. PLEASE arrive 5 minutes early to ensure conferences stay on time. Conferences last 15 minutes. If additional time is needed, we can arrange a phone conference or another face to face meeting shortly thereafter.
  • We will be visiting the BOOK FAIR on Wednesday, October 21st during Language Arts!
  • Our 1st 9 weeks auction will take place on Wednesday, October 21st.

Language Arts


Word Study: Trifold #4: ex, circum, inter, trans

Reading:

  • We will be doing work on Achieve next week and reading an article in Storyworks
  • Book Fair on Wednesday!

Writing:

  • Students will have time to free write next week and work on their October BINGO boards!

Social Studies

  • Next week we will continue working on Chapter 3: American Indian Cultural Regions.
  • QUIZ on Wednesday: Students will need to label the 7 cultural regions on a map!

Science

Students will be taking a formative pop quiz grade sometime next week over their VOCAB words that are posted in the ECOSYSTEMS folder on Blackboard. These same vocab words are also written in students' science journals. Because this is a formative grade (10% of one's overall grade) and does not influence too much one's grade, a definite date will not be provided on the "pop" quiz. This grade will be used to track and monitor students' growth and learning from this unit of study.

Adv Math 6th Grade (Block A)

100 minutes of VMath is due Sunday night @ midnight. This will be entered into the gradebook as a FORMATIVE grade (10% of one's overall grade). This will be the first grade of the 2nd 9 weeks.


Students have completed the majority of Chapter 1 this week in-class over writing expressions and number properties. Students have been working from their workbooks. Next week we will have a "pop" quiz (formative grade) to monitor learning after first continuing to practice some each day in-class.

Regular Math BLOCK B

100 minutes of VMath is due Sunday night @ midnight. This will be entered into the gradebook as a FORMATIVE grade (10% of one's overall grade). This will be the first grade of the 2nd 9 weeks.


Students have been working in Chapter 4 Division this week. Today, Friday, students should have turned in their division packets and finished/checked their Chapter 4 StudyGuides in-class. We will practice/review on Monday and then take the test on Tuesday.


Also, there is a sample practice test on Blackboard in the Chapter 4 folder if anyone wants to do something "extra".

Related Arts Schedule (10/19 to 10/21)

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

Friday: Fall Break NO SCHOOL