Miss Wegley's Class News

5-4

May 7th, 2013

Recent Happenings

Great job to all who were in the band concert last night and this morning at school! I was so impressed with the progress you have made and the dedication you have put forth! This week is "Reading is Fun" week! Celebrate by reading as much as you can! Please remember to return the Walk-A-Thon permission slips ASAP! They were due last Friday, and there are still a great deal missing that want to come. We want to reach our class goal, and in order to do so, we need everyone's participation! Midterms went home on Friday, and should have been signed and returned by Monday. These are a good way to see where the student is at academically so far this trimester.

Science:

We are continuing with our "Energy" unit. This week, we will be conducting a butter experiment to test which materials conduct heat the most efficiently.

WEX:

We are continuing with Book 3 by creating new characters and coming up with new mundane situations for that character to be involved in. The purpose of this is to practice fully creating a character and developing in great detail how they would act in everyday situations! Students have been doing a great job!

Reading:

5-4 is continuing with Mixed-Up Files this week. We will be reading chapters 5 & 6.

Vocabulary/Spelling:

Vocabulary and spelling are an important part of our novel study. There are a lot of vocabulary words for this book, and it is important to learn what they mean and be able to apply them in our writing. Make sure you are practicing these at home!

Math:

Fifth-grade math will have their Unit 9 Test today. Unit 11 will begin on Thursday. We are doing Unit 11 before Unit 10 because the topics in Unit 11 are more sequential to the unit we just completed. Unit 11 will be focused on volume, which we have addressed in Unit 9.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • PTA Ice Cream Social - Friday, 5/17 (7-8:30 PM)
  • Book Fair - Friday, 5/17 (3:00 - 8:30 PM)
  • Student Council Walk-a-Thon - Wednesday, 5/22
  • 5th Grade Musical - Thursday, 5/23
  • Institute Day - No School - 5/24
  • Memorial Day - No School - 5/27
  • 5th Grade Field Trip - Wednesday, 5/29