Mrs. Rosenberger's Fifth Grade

December 21, 2015

What's going on?

With the break quickly approaching, we are attempting to complete some activities that are Christmas related, yet still help us work toward our goals as fifth graders. So, I told them that almost everything would have some sort of a Christmas theme.

In reading, we are reviewing things like homophones, cause and effect, text features, and poetry. We are not doing DLR this week. Instead we are using Christmas themed reviews of contractions, similes and metaphors, and an introduction to prepositional phrases. We're also practicing parts of speech. Today they did a Mad Lib style activity for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and sang their creations to each other!

When we come back from the holiday, we will begin Unit 2.3 which will cover sequencing and Greek and Latin suffixes.

In science, we are wrapping up our study of erosion and weathering with stations of various types. The students will rotate around through those five stations in the classes both before and after Christmas. There will be a quiz probably the second week in January.

There is no spelling this week. We will do the next pretest on Jan 4.

Christmas Party

Our Christmas party will be held on Wednesday, December 23, among many other activities. Students who are participating in the gift exchange need to make sure they bring their presents in either tomorrow or Wednesday. Try to keep your identity secret:) If you would like to send in a treat, you may. I ask that it be individually wrapped so that if the students don't get the time to finish all of their treats, they can take them home.

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Mrs. Rosenberger

I've been teaching at Halifax Elementary for 25 years. I've taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as well as computers for grades 2-6. I'm married and have two children, a daughter who just graduated from Juniata College in December, and an 18-year-old son who just started as a freshman at Geneva College near Pittsburgh. When I am not teaching, thinking about teaching, or looking for new ideas to help my teaching, I love to read and crochet.