Fifth Grade News

Dec 7-11, 2015

Curriculum Highlights

  • Math:
    • Properties of Addition and Multiplication
    • Divisibility Rules
    • Prime and Composite Numbers


      Reading/LA:

      • Summary of Nonfiction Texts
      • Writing Non-fiction Essays


      Science:

        • Rotation and Revolution of the Earth


        Social Studies:

        • Similarities and Differences of the 13 Colonies Regions

      Important Dates

      Dec. 1-20

      Lion’s Club/3rd Grade Canned Food and Blanket Drive PBL


      Dec. 9

      5th Grade Spelling Bee


      Dec. 15

      Pictures with Santa (more info to come!)


      Dec. 11

      The Kona Ice Truck will be at Wilson after school. This is a PTO sponsored event.


      Dec. 17; 1:45-2:45

      5th Grade Holiday Parties


      Dec. 18

      Early Release; 12:50 p.m.


      Dec. 21- Jan. 1

      Winter Break

      Announcements

      The PTO meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 8 has been cancelled.

      Congratulations to Wilson's Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016, Mrs. Heidi Rupley!

      Wilson will be getting its very own Makerspace. A Makerspace is a collaborative learning environment where people come together to share materials and information, and to learn new skills. Makerspaces are powerful learning spaces that encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, facilitate opportunities for collaboration. Our space will be open to all at any point in the school day and beyond. Wilson’s focus is on the making of all kinds, including technology, art, and crafts. Space-planning and materials procurement are in progress and you can help!


      Here’s your opportunity to clean out your closets. Right now we are collecting the following items. If you have any of these you’d like to donate, please send them to the library between now and the Winter Break. PLEASE don’t think you have to purchase these. Clean out and send what you have around your home.

      · Spare Lego people and bricks

      · White paper plates

      · Plastic straws

      · Marbles

      · Pennies

      · Craft sticks or wooden coffee stirs

      · Toilet paper or paper towel cardboard rolls

      · Bubble wrap

      · Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners)

      · Index cards

      · Balloons

      · Yarn

      · Paper cups (any size)

      · Cotton balls

      · Styrofoam balls (any size)

      · Q-tips

      · Masking tape

      · Painters tape


      Very soon, we will be purchasing and adding to the makerspace K’nex sets, circuit kits, Makey-makey sets, Sphero robots, littleBits electronics kits, a Lego wall, and other exciting items.


      Thanks for your help!

      The Wilson Makerspace Planning Team