Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 3/28/16

What's Happening in the Classroom

Subjects



Reading



In reading, we will begin Benchmark Unit 9 and we will focus on making connections and distinguishing between fact and opinion.


We will have a short Unit 9 quiz on Friday, 4/1.



Math



In math, we will continue supplemental lessons to unit 6. We will be learning strategies for multiplying mixed numbers and fractions and for multiplying and dividing decimals.



Writing & Language Arts



In writing, we will continue a unit on word choice. We will be writing a descriptive superhero story! :)


In language arts, we will continue unit 6, which continues with more work with prepositions




Social Studies


In social studies, students will begin Unit 6: Founding the Nation in our social studies textbook. We will be learning about the Founding Fathers and the struggles of creating the U.S. government.

Spelling List for This Week


hyperventilate

megabyte

microscope

superhighway

hypersensitive



microbe

megawatt

superficial

superpower

supermarket



triangle

trilogy

biceps

binoculars

monorail



Trenton

Albany

Harrisburg

Providence

Montpelier

Behavior Management

After Spring Break, our class will begin using Class Dojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating. A separate letter will be coming home to provide more details about this online program. www.classdojo.com

Dates to Remember

March 21- 28 - Spring Break

April 12- Central Music Program (7:00)

April 15- Central Variety Show

June 1- Fifth Grade Farewell (More information to come!)


Your child's third quarter report card will be available in the afternoon on Thursday, March 31.


We will be taking STAR assessments when we return from spring break. Please look for your child's progress on these assessments and new AR goal in their student planner that week!