5th Grade Falcons
News You Can Use for the Week of 01/26-01/30
New Accountability Plan is Here!
Love and Logic
"Mistakes Made Online-Affordable or Not?"
Weekly, we will send you a link from a parenting resource called, "Love and Logic. I believe you will appreciate the information as much as I have.
A Note From MAPS
This link contains excellent resources for parents wishing to look into how to keep their child safe on the Internet:
Friday, January 23 - Report Cards Go Home
Wednesday, February 4 - ACMS Counselors present Middle School Class Info to Students
Friday, February 13 - Class Valentine's Parties
Monday, February 16 - No School for Students!
Thursday, February 19 - Digital Citizenship Student Showcase 5:300-6:30pm
Thursday, March 5 - Open House
March 9 through 13 - SPRING BREAK!
LISD Student Software Applications Resource for Parents and Students (Link Below)
This week in ELAR
Our focus for the third nine weeks will be poetry and drama. We will be learning various skills and information through these reading genres. Next week we will focus on figurative language. Last nine weeks we focused on idioms and we will now focus on ONOMATOPOEIAS, IMAGERY, PERSONIFICATION, SIMILES, METAPHORS and HYPERBOLES. We will use various works of poetry and pop culture songs to study and identify the above pieces of figurative language.
Our academic vocabulary for the week: analyze, evaluate, figurative language (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, alliteration) and entertain.
Please continue to make sure your kiddo is doing their daily reading log and logging at least 20 minutes of reading a day and completing iStation on Wednesdays! I have really enjoyed reading their logs each week and seeing their thought process!
Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad
iStation Resource for Parents:
This week in Math
We are continuing to study adding and subtracting fractions. This week we will learn how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. To be successful adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, we need to be able to find a common denominator for the fractions and then rewrite the fractions using the common denominator.
We will take a Curriculum Based Assessment on the prior semesters skills this week. We will be reviewing in class.
Later this week, we will begin learning how to multiply decimals.
The website for their math textbook is www.pearsonrealize.com. Their log-in is their last initial, first initial, ID number@lisd (example: va12345678@lisd). All student passwords are abcd1234.
Think Through Math, http://www.thinkthroughmath.com, is another online resource your children have accessed. I will be checking to make sure they work with this resource at home at least two times a week. Please encourage your child to access this great resource as well. They all have their usernames and passwords saved in their Evernote account.
This Week In Science
Below you will find a link that will assist you with making science connections with your children at home. It is called STEMscopepedia. Please ask your child to log in with their username and password in order to read this wonderful resource.
We will complete our lesson about the processes that created the sedimentary rock layers and fossils.
This week we will begin our study of landforms. By the end of the unit, the students will be able to recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth’s surface by wind, water, and ice.
Students will understand that wind, water, and ice can change Earth’s surface.
Students will learn that sand dunes form when wind-blown sand builds up. Deltas form when water-born sediments are deposited at the mouths of rivers.
Students will learn that canyons form when moving water cuts through the Earth’s surface.
What are some different forces that can change the Earth’s surface?
How can you describe and identify landforms like deltas, canyons, and sand dunes?
How is wind, water, or ice involved in the formation of these landforms?
Parents, in order to to encourage your child to complete the activities in the STEMscopepedia link below, I am offering them a chance to make extra credit if they bring in a completed activity that they did at home with you.
Look at the "Try it Now" on page 43, and have the students email me their answers, in complete sentences, worth 10 extra bonus points. . Completing the graphic organizer on page 45, would also be worth 10 points. If you are able to complete the "Connecting with your Child", on page 46 would be extremely eye-opening for your family, worth 15 points. All answers need to be emailed to my address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week in Social Studies
Here is the link to the Causes of The American Revolution rap we have been listening to in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci1pj34C_YQ
Social Studies Alive Online Curriculum
The students are able to access the social studies curriculum, Social Studies Alive, from their iPads (and should also have a shortcut saved to their home screen). Below is the information they will use to log-in.
User Name: last name, first initial
Password: ID # (numbers only)
teacher email: email@example.com
A Message from our Counselor
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