5th Grade News - October 31, 2014
Report Cards were sent home today (10/31). Please sign the envelope and return it by Monday.
Greek/Latin Roots quiz next Thursday, 11/16.
Spelling and Reading tests, Unit 2, Week 3 - Friday, 11/7
Scholastic Book Fair/Reading Week - 11/3-11/7, and Reading Night Thursday, 11/6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
5th Grade Music Concert (downstairs) - Monday, 11/10 @ 7pm
TECHNOLOGY HELP - FROM TECH DEPARTMENT
Need Tablet Help at Home? There is a parent/student resource folder available to you! This contains help sheets and instructions on how to use various apps, how to access materials, and some tablet basics. We will be adding more resources to the folder, so check back often!
You can access the folder at: http://tinyurl.com/D158TechHelp
This week we reviewed components of an "Informal" or "Friendly" letter, and students were asked to write a letter to a friend or family member about a time they or someone they know acted bravely. We also tried our hand at making a Picsay after finding an unknown word in our reading material, selecting a picture to represent it, and writing the definition, part of speech, and number of syllables.
There are a wide range of technology skills in our classroom, and this has provided an opportunity for some of the tech savvy students to help others navigate through some of the apps. Most students should be familiar with Picsay, Google Drive, and Padlet from last year, so it is my hope that we'll be able to do more with technology once we're in the routine of using these programs.
Our "Reading Status" process is going well! Please check in with your child to see if they are on track to finish their Independent Reading Book by Monday, November 10. Thanks for your support!
I have added a Math sub-page on the Parent Page of Haiku. This includes numerous links to math practice sites as well as vocabulary practice various math terms.
A big THANK YOU to all the parents who were able to come in and help out with our Fall Party! The students really seemed to enjoy themselves. I've attached a few pictures below.
Have a fantastic weekend, and stay warm!