5th Grade News
Mrs. Burmeister, Mrs. Carlson, Mrs. Davis, and Mr. Springer
Friday, March 8, 2019
Forward Testing in April
Fifth grade will begin Forward Testing right after Spring Break. We first prepare and practice and then take the tests during a two week period - April 1st through April 12th. Please let your child’s teacher know ASAP if you child will be gone at any point during this time period.. We understand that things will come up but if there is something already planned for your child, please let us know so we can make arrangements for your child during testing.
Also, please check with your student to see if they have working earbuds or headphones. There is a listening component to the Forward test, and each student needs to have some type of head phones to complete this part of testing.
Chicken BBQ Class Baskets
Please consider donating to your child's homeroom basket. Place donations in an envelope marked “CBBQ Donation.” Donations can be sent to school with your student or delivered to the office.
This year's class themes are:
- Burmeister - Everything Ukulele Basket
- Carlson - Apple Basket
- Davis - Target Gift Cards Basket
- Springer - Sports Basket
Mrs. Edward's Guidance Lesson
This month during classroom guidance lessons, students worked on calming strategies and mindfulness. Students learned different breathing techniques and calming strategies that can be implemented when experiencing something difficult. Mindfulness techniques of tapping into our senses as a biological way of calming down were utilized as well. The school counselor provides an activity done in class to further learning. Ask your student about this activity and the things they’ve learned from it.
Optimist Swim Club
Remember, if you would like to join the Rose Glen Swim Team, practices begin March 20th at 4 pm at West High School. The swim team is FREE and is open to all boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades who can swim 25 yards without stopping.
It is not mandatory, but most kids like to get Swim Team Spirit Wear. You can still order Spirit Wear! The shop closes Monday, March 11th.
Order your swim team Spirit Wear on this site: https://skyhigh.orderpromos.com/RoseGlen
Parents are required to drive their children to the practices and pick them up on time. (Carpooling is a great idea!)
Each child is required to attend three of the five practices in order to participate in the swimming meet on Saturday, April 6th.
The 5 Practices are as follows. Please be ready to enter the pool by 4pm!
Wednesday, March 20th @ 4:00 - 5:00
Friday, March 22nd @ 4:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, April 2nd @ 4:15 - 5:15
Thursday, April 4th @ 4:15 - 5:15
Friday, April 5th @ 4:15 - 5:15
If you have any other questions please feel free to talk to your coaches, Mrs. Watke (970-2454) and Mrs. Marcks (970-2463).
We hope to see many of you there on Wednesday, March 20th!
Reading Unit 5 - Investigation
5th Grade is starting Unit 5 - Investigation. The unit focuses on the essential question - How Investigation Inspires Innovation? Students will focus on pivotal inventions that have advanced the development of the railroad system, NASA space travel, and individuals who have changed our world. Also, students have been focusing on improving their listening, speaking, and writing skills through literature discussion groups. We have also been focusing on inferring and analyzing text to support a deeper level of understanding.
In writing we will be wrapping up our fractured fairy tale unit. In grammar we are focusing on conjunctions and combining sentences.
The fifth graders have started working on Unit 6: Multiplication and Division of Fractions
- How can a whole be partitioned into parts?
- How can different strategies be helpful when solving a problem?
- Mathematicians understand that mathematical operations are used in solving problems by choosing, combining, and applying effective strategies.
There are many targets in this unit, but we have worked on the following:
I can interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator.
I can solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.
I can multiply a whole number by a fraction using visual fraction models.
The fifth grade continues to work on understanding and developing the learning about the U.S. government. The standards that we cover are:
3a Discuss the importance of political documents such as The Constitution and The Bill
3b Explain how laws are developed, how the government was established and how the
powers of the government are acquired and maintained in the United States.
3c Describe how the federal systems separates the power of federal, state, and local
government in the U.S. and how legislative, executive, and judicial powers are
Students are studying The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the three branches of the federal government - Legislature,Executive, and Judicial.
Remember the Dates
Wednesday, March 6th - End of second trimester Monday,
Friday, March 15th - Report Cards
Friday, March 15th - Mother/Daughter Night - 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Rose Glen Gym
March 25th - Friday, March 29th - No School - Spring Break
Monday, April 1st - School resumes after Spring Break Holiday
Saturday, April 6th - Optimist Swim Meet - Open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
Thursday, April 18th - Early Release - Elementary students released at 1:40 p.m.
Friday, April 19th - No School - Good Friday
Sunday, April 21st - Happy Easter!
Sunday, April 28th - Chicken BBQ 11:00-5:00 p.m.