5th Grade News
May 11 - May 22
Wednesday, May 13: Percussion & Choir Concert
Thursday, May 14: Band & Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 16: Diversity Dash 5K and Fun Run*
Tuesday, May 26: 5th Grade Pool Party
Thursday, May 28: Field Day
*more info below
All the world's a stage
Students will continue reading and writing poetry. Students will select an original poem or a favorite poem to share for our Poetry Cafe on May 21st. In addition, students may share a partner- or group-poetry reading. Students are not required to memorize their poems, but are encouraged to make their performances entertaining.
Students should also read a self-selected book each evening for 30 minutes. If you notice that your child does not have reading material, please let Ms. Pound know and she will help your child find a great book. Students will be asked to review their books and share them with classmates.
Students may have completed their assessment for area & perimeter of basic and compound shapes, but their work lives on in their home blueprints. Many students are designing challenging blueprints that require them to apply their understanding of rectangle, triangle, and circle area formulas. Going forward, students will work with data, statistics, and probability.
The last part of the year will be focused on Ancient Greece. With limited time to study this amazing civilization, students will concentrate on geography, government, and lasting achievements of the amazing Greeks.
Our field trip to BODIES in Cedar Park was an eye-opening, fascinating experience. In the final two weeks of Science, we will complete our body systems study and do some fun final assessments in class.
In Latin class students have been enjoying listening to and discussing the stories of many different Greco-Roman myths, which has gone hand-in-hand with both their myth writing projecting for Language Arts and their recent drama production. Soon, they will read the story of Heracles (Hercules) from the mythology book, and then watch the Disney version to compare and contrast how the stories were told.
In Spanish class, the 5th graders have picked their favorite recipe to translate into Spanish and present to their classmates. They are working on writing and creating their Cocinero de Acero presentations. A few students have begun to memorize their presentations. I look forward to watching them all present and share their favorite dish.
La Gran Final del Cocineo(a) de Acero will be on Friday, May 22nd at 7:45 in the McGill Chapel.
Diversity Dash 5K - May 16th
To empower young Latinas and their mothers through educational and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education.
El Buen Samaritano is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education and financial security services.
Breakthrough Austin provides a path through college, beginning in middle school, for low-income students who will become first-generation college graduates.