Prairie View's 5th Grade News
Here is a preview of last week's learning...
We talked about finding books we love, so we are completely engaged in our reading during independent reading time. Ask your child about what they are reading in class.
After using Google Maps to find directions to the college they want to attend. Students made a map according to certain criteria. Check Netschool for more information. Your child can login and show you.
Planning a Narrative
Students looked at a new format to plan Narrative pieces. What story is your child writing?
Online Spelling Tests are Up and Running!
Week 4 Learning Targets
Reading- We are catapulting forward in our reading strategies with making inferences, saying why, making connections, and drawing conclusions. Students will be practicing these skills in their independent reading book.
Writing- Our first Standards Based Board is upon us. We will practice using sensory details and use them in our first Narrative draft. Students will be choosing an experience from their life that they feel passionate about writing. We will also be creating a rubric for the "Characteristics of Good Writing for Narrative." I'm excited to get our first writing piece underway. We have a group of very talented writers.
Math- As we conclude our First 20 Days of rituals and routines we will continue to honestly reflect on our ability to effectively communicate and chart our progress. Our intentions are to solidly practice getting 'unstuck' and justifying our thinking. In our Stepping Stones lessons, we are breaking 1,000,000 in half, fourths, and tenths.
Science- Properties of matter are on the menu! We are building a property train and classifying objects according to their likenesses. We will close out the week investigating freezing, melting, and boiling points of water!
Daily Homework and Responsibilities
Every night your child should be reading 30 minutes from a book, newspaper, blog, etc. of their choice. On the back of their planner, they have one question to answer about their reading. This should be in complete sentences and make sense. We discussed setting a routine, whether it be immediately when they get home or right before bed. Talk with your child about what routine works for your family. A great idea would be to set an alarm everyday to help remind them. 5th grade is a great year to release some responsibility to your child to complete their homework. This reading log will track their progress towards our million words goal.
** Please remember to sign your child's planner daily. This will remain in their green "Go Folder." It should GO with them wherever they go! It is an important means of communication between parents and teacher.** It also verifies their reading minutes.
Friday folders will come home on Fridays. Those will include graded work, notes from the school, and other handouts. This folder is purple. Please sign and return on Monday.
Million Words Challenge
We challenge you! This year we will be counting minutes towards our Million Word Challenge. Our goal is for each fifth grader to read for at least 30 minutes a night or 150 minutes a week. At the end of the six weeks your child should have read a total of 900 minutes to meet the goal. All you have to do is make sure your child is logging the minutes they read every night on the back of their planner, where their homework is located, and log their total minutes for the week. Teachers will take the reading log up at the first of each week. October 3 is our first goal check. We can all get 900 minutes by then! Please make sure you are signing their planner to verify they read the minutes logged.
Books Leading Inspiration “N” Girls
Girls, it’s time to get your B.L.I.N.G. on!!! Come join your friends at the PVE GIRLS ONLY reading club! If you are enthusiastic about reading, love to talk about books, and are responsible with technology then this is the club for you. Come and get an application from room #303.
Applications are due no later than Friday, September 19th to Mrs. Green.
Spelling/Vocabulary Test Monday, September 22
Vocabulary- (Must know definitions)
Declarative sentence- tells something; It ends with a period.
Interrogative Sentence- asks something; It ends with a questions mark.
Imperative Sentence- gives an order; It ends with a period.
Exclamatory Sentence- expresses a strong feeling; It ends with an exclamation mark.