October 21-25, 2019
In reading this week we will be reading about Evelyn Cisneros from our Harcourt book. Students will review the vocabulary and read the story this week about a Prima Ballerina. Students ahve been assigned their October book report through Google Classroom. This is a Google slide presentation that is due on Monday, November 4.
In fifth grade math, students are continuing to work on double digit multiplication. We will look at word problems this week where students will use the standard algorithm to solve the problems where we need to convert units. There will be a short quiz on Friday.
In accelerated math, they are continuing to work on percents as well as beginning to review for their test.
In spelling, we will again have another week where we are looking at Greek and Latin roots. For this test we are really looking at if the students can identify the meaning of the words based on the root -port.
In writing, students are completing their own versions of George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" poems. Students are really doing such a nice job on these, and I can't wait to display them in the hallway.
In science, we are will be learning about what plants eat and the matter cycle and food chain. Students are enjoying the switch to science from social studies for the next few weeks.
Last week, we had wonderful art awareness volunteers come in to our classroom to teach us about Leonardo Di'Vinci and the Mona Lisa. If your child hasn't shared anything about this with you ask them about it!
Students met with Mr. & Mrs. Pakkebier the band and orchestra teachers from Granger this morning to learn about all the different instruments that they could possibly play next year when at Granger. Students got to see and hear the instruments, and will also get a chance to try them out in the next couple of months in their own music classes. A note regarding this is coming home with your child today.
Fifth grade students have been asked to help out with the kindergarten classes during PE. The younger students look up to the older students, and this is a chance for the fifth grade students to be role models for this younger group of peers.