5th Grade Newsletter
1.Check your e-mail over the next week to schedule your parent/teacher conference using the PTCfast software that will be e-mailed to you through Principal Jennifer Craig
2. Parent/teacher conferences are currently scheduled for the afternoon/evenings of Tuesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 20th, but I am available for phone conferences on other dates
3. Please let me know of any prolonged absences in advance so your child does not fall behind
4. Band, Orchestra, and Chorus have begun! Have your child ask if you need information on schedules or daily/morning practices
5. Continue to check assignment notebooks and go over work that comes home
Below is an overview of what is to come in the next month!
Language Arts & Targeted Intervention
So far this year we have read multiple short information texts, magazine articles (including opinion pieces) from Time For Kids magazine, and The Whipping Boy. Each student has also read at least two novels with their Targeted Intervention reading groups.
During our writer's workshop, the students have begun our opinion writing unit. In general, we will focus on what makes a piece an opinion piece and include those ideas in our writing samples. We will also continue to discuss and include in our writing our ideas on focus, organization, support, style, and grammar/conventions.
Social Studies & Science
In science, we have studied the interactions between the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. More specifically, we have learned the roles of producers and consumers in an ecosystem. Over the next few weeks, ask your child how they enjoyed dissecting an owl pellet and if they found any skeletal remains inside!
Google Classroom and Google Drive are available as apps on smartphones and tablets. Download these apps to easily view classroom work and upcoming assignments. Your student will need to sign in using their S0firstname.lastname@example.org