News from 5G

November

In math, the students are learning about polygons in Unit 3. The children can use a protractor to measure angles and will soon be able to copy a triangle using a straightedge and a compass. In addition, they will become familiar with the properties of polygons. Before our unit test, they will practice grouping polygons.


We recently finished our personal narratives and will have a writer's celebration. Plans are to get together with the other 5th grade classes and to share what the children have been working on for the past few weeks.


As a culminating activity for Chapter 1 in our study of landforms, base group members created their own continents. On November 11 we had a gallery showing of these exotic and fun lands. The mapmakers can be very proud of their efforts. Check out their finished products here and below.

What's New?

For our November BookTalk, the children will be reading historical fiction. As always, they are expected to select a "just right" book. During our last library class in October the children were encouraged to check out a book so they can get started. There are a number of books available in the classroom library as well.


In December, the children will participate in the student led conferences. We will spend time this month looking over our work from the beginning of the year and reflecting on our strengths and deciding on areas to work on.



Every student is expected to work on the Moby Max program each week at home for a minimum of 30 minutes. This is in addition to the time the student spends working on the program in school.


1/11: School Store 1150 AM-1240 PM

11/19: Salad Bar

11/19: School Community Meeting 2 PM

11/21: School Spirit Day (Wear your Lizzie Spirit Wear or School Colors)

11/26: Half Day For Students, 1230 PM Dismissal

11/27 and 11/28: School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess


In December:

12/2-12/4: Holiday Shop, Stage

12/6: Barnes and Noble Fundraiser 10 AM-2 PM-Information Below

12/10: Afternoon Conferences, 1230 PM Dismissal For Students-More Information to Follow

12/11: Evening Conferences, Regular School Day for Students

12/12: Morning Conferences, No School For Students

12/15: Evening Conferences, 1230 PM Dismissal For Students