Fifth Grade Flyer

Mrs. Broxterman's Class, January 16, 2015


Fractions, fractions, fractions! Students are practicing putting fractions into simplest form, writing equivalent fractions, finding the least common multiple/common denominators, and adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.

Please encourage your child to practice XtraMath at home. There are many students who have not met the multiplication or division goal of accurately completing 100 problems in 3 minutes. The third quarter goal is a mix of these operations.

Students worked to find card matches for equivalent fractions

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Integrated Literacy

In Literacy we have been learning about point of view, identifying text written in different points of view, and writing from different points of view, as well. In grammar, we have been focusing on conjunctions and interjections and will move to prepositions next week.

Next week, students will be practicing "on-demand" writing in preparation for some of the performance based writing prompts that students will have to perform during the KS State Assessments this year.

For this month's book report, students are reading a biography of their choice. They will be creating a timeline, I Am poem, and bottle buddy to demonstrate their learning. Students need a 2-liter soda bottle for the body of their "buddy," and I will provide them with the Styrofoam ball for the head. Book reports are due January 30.

Reading Minutes Ice Cream Reward Party

Social Studies

Third quarter brings a return to social studies and we are full swing into our colonies unit. Students are learning about the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies and they have been rotating to each of the fifth grade classrooms for a few-day overview of these colonial areas. Next, students will be working in small groups becoming experts on assigned colonies areas and will be teaching their classmates about their findings in the form of a presentation.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our classroom spelling bee winners Carson Day, Alex Vinh, and Ian Vannier (alternate). We are very proud of you and wish you luck in the school spelling be on January 26.

Scholastic Book Orders

Book orders will go home in the Monday (Tuesday) folders next week, but if you'd like to browse or order online click on the link below to our classroom code, click on the "5th Grade" tab, and "This Month's Flyer" to order. Orders will be due January 27.

Breakfast Option at Riverview

Here's an announcement from Mrs. Mildren: "Attention ALL Riverview Families: If Breakfast is offered at Riverview, would you be interested in participating? School breakfast consists of a main hot or cold menu item choice, drink, and fruit. A student breakfast is $1.30. The cafeteria would be open to serve breakfast from 8:30-8:50 am to ALL students, including bus riders and morning JCPRD students. Please take this BRIEF survey to indicate whether or not you would take advantage of breakfast if offered at school. The survey is 1-5 questions in length."

Conversation Starters

  • What is a Least Common Multiple (LCM) and how do you find it?
  • What are the steps involved in adding or subtracting fractions with unlike denominators?
  • What is the difference between an omnicient, limited, and objective third person point of view?
  • Can you give me an example of an interjection?
  • What's a correlative conjunction?
  • Tell me what things you've been learning about the colonies.
  • What biography are you reading for your January book report?

Upcoming Events

January 19 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 22 - ELL Night 6 p.m.

January 26 - School Spelling Bee 9:30 a.m.

January 27 - Scholastic Book Orders Due

January 30 - Biography Book Report Due