5th Grade Newsletter
How can you be proactive this week? Think "BIG ROCKS"
OUR WIGs - Wildly Important Goals!!
- Perfect Attendance for each homeroom (by class and student) from now until the end of the year.
- Accelerated Math - 5,000 objectives collectively in 5th grade by the End of the Year
- Accelerated Math - Our new short term goal is 2,500 objectives! (We've already mastered over 1,000 in 2 weeks. Now let's see how long it takes to get 1,500 more!)
- Weekly Conduct - Our goal is 90% of 5th grade students will have a weekly conduct score of S.
Mrs. Cook - Language Arts & Social Studies
-This week we are reading fables. We are talking about the morals of the stories (theme) and comparing and contrasting 2 fables and their themes.
-We've moved on from the Revolutionary War so our next Social Studies topics will be the Constitution, branches of government, and Westward Expansion.
*Don't forget to read EVERY night!
*NO passage this week.
*NO WTW for the rest of the year.
Scholastic Book Order: Your student may bring home Scholastic Orders from time to time. If you would like to purchase, the easiest way is by going online to: www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and using our class code: MCQ9Z
If online ordering doesn't suit you, you may choose to send a check (made payable to Scholastic). This helps us to earn FREE books for our classroom! :) I will submit the orders at the end of each month. Our next order will be submitted at the end of March.
Ms. Price - Math
- Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
- Use the order of operations to simplify expressions and solve equations that include exponents.
Accelerated math is homework every night!
Mrs. Young - Science
Science: We continue to study weather. Last week we finished our lesson "Water and Weather" with a culminating activity where students created their own water cycle. This week our main focus will be weather patterns. We will define the four types of weather fronts and the weather they bring, compare and contrast gulf and jet streams, and how ocean currents affect weather.
Info for Parents & Students
- Please be sure to sign your child's planner each night in PEN with your FULL name (no initials). Students need to be proactive by bringing their planner to you with all of their homework listed.
- Each Friday there will be a conduct grade written into your child's planner. This conduct grade takes into consideration behavior, talking, work ethic (classwork & homework), and how well the 7 Habits have been followed each week.