# The Moguls' Peek of the Week

### The Happenings in Rm. 423: Week 5, September 8-11, 2015

## Parents!!!

### Curriculum Night!

### Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 6pm

### 7220 Oakley Terrace

#### Union City, GA

## Thought for the Week!!!

What is a Mogul?

Join me in this movement to inspire this generation of moguls. At Oakley, we're going from "Crayons to College". This is the year that will empower our students to begin thinking about which career path they want to pursue. Throughout the course of the year, we will be working on a career portfolio in which students will log the key points and details in the process of choosing their chosen career and college.

We are moguls. We are important. We are powerful. Let's join together to make this the best year yet! 5th Grade Rocks!

## Tiger Spotlight This month's Tiger Spotlight is shining on DeAndre Davis!!!Congratulations | ## Dojo Master This week's Dojo Master is Kamryn Swan!!!! Congratulations Kamryn!!! | ## 中文是什么意思生日快乐 No, that's not a mistake! Happy Birthday in Mandarin!
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## Tiger Spotlight

**DeAndre Davis!!**!

Congratulations** DeAndre!!!**

## Here's a look at what's in the books!!!!

## The Mathematic Fanatics!!! This week we are in review mode. The first unit tests will given on The students will be given a study guide to work on over the weekend. The test will include questions on the following topics: Order of Operations, Powers of Ten, 3X2 (3 by 2) Multiplication, and Long Division. See below for the standards that we've been working on. .TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 on all topics covered in Unit 1Homework will be posted on Edmodo. Again, all of thus week's assignments will be for review. The students will also a receive a study guide that will help them prepare for the test.
| ## Wacky Scientists! This week, we will begin our discussion about plant and animal cells. We will study Chapter 5 in our Science text book. Students are expected to read assigned lessons, and answered assigned questions (daily homework posted on Edmodo and written in agendas). Students will also begin working on the Plant and Animal Cell Project! Hooray! It's our first project of the year. Let's do it big! Some of the project will be completed in class. Students can also opt to work on the project at home. For the project, the students are supposed to answer the following question: How can I show the similarities and differences between the plant cell and the animal cell? The students are to create a product that shows their ability to answer the question. Basically, they are to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between both types of cells. I am encouraging them to ask all the questions they need to ask in order to get the job done. Products can be anything from Powerpoint Presentations, to 3D models. Shhh...don't tell them. Let them figure it out!!! :-) There will be a vocabulary quiz on
| ## Flip It Good!!!In an effort to successfully facilitate the implementation of our flipped classroom model, it is necessary for your student to have frequent access to technology outside of school. This includes the use of a computer or tablet that has access to internet, word processing, and presentation software (PowerPoint and Prezi). The goal of our instructional design is create an environment where students take ownership of their learning. In this environment, they do not become reliant on the teacher as the sole provider of knowledge.
For students who do not have technology access outside of school, all the resources necessary are available at school with time constraints. This is so because there are classwork requirements that have to be met during the school day. Please feel free to contact us about how we can help you get “tech ready” at home. |

## The Mathematic Fanatics!!!

**The students will be given a study guide to work on over the weekend. The test will include questions on the following topics: Order of Operations, Powers of Ten, 3X2 (3 by 2) Multiplication, and Long Division. See below for the standards that we've been working on.**

__.__*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 on all topics covered in Unit 1*Homework will be posted on Edmodo. Again, all of thus week's assignments will be for review. The students will also a receive a study guide that will help them prepare for the test.

**Unit 1: Order of Operations and Whole Numbers**

** MGSE5.OA.1** Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

** MGSE5.OA.2 **Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.

** MGSE5.NBT.1**. Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

** MGSE5.NBT.2** Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

** MGSE5.NBT.5 **Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (or other strategies demonstrating understanding of multiplication) up to a 3 digit by 2 digit factor.

** MGSE5.NBT.6** Fluently divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations or concrete models. (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models)

## Wacky Scientists!

Students will also begin working on the Plant and Animal Cell Project! Hooray! It's our first project of the year. Let's do it big! Some of the project will be completed in class. Students can also opt to work on the project at home.

For the project, the students are supposed to answer the following question: How can I show the similarities and differences between the plant cell and the animal cell?

The students are to create a product that shows their ability to answer the question. Basically, they are to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between both types of cells. I am encouraging them to ask all the questions they need to ask in order to get the job done. Products can be anything from Powerpoint Presentations, to 3D models. Shhh...don't tell them. Let them figure it out!!! :-)

There will be a vocabulary quiz on **Monday, September 14, 2015.** The students will be responsible for knowing and understanding the vocabulary from Chapter 5 Lesson 1. They also need to know the cell structures and functions. This information can be found in Chapter 5, Lesson 1 (pg. 242-243).

***Special NOTE! **

**Science is inquiry based. We are teaching the students to research to find the answers to questions. When helping them with assignments, please encourage them to search for the answers. **

## Flip It Good!!!

In an effort to successfully facilitate the implementation of our flipped classroom model, it is necessary for your student to have frequent access to technology outside of school. This includes the use of a computer or tablet that has access to internet, word processing, and presentation software (PowerPoint and Prezi).

The goal of our instructional design is create an environment where students take ownership of their learning. In this environment, they do not become reliant on the teacher as the sole provider of knowledge.

For students who do not have technology access outside of school, all the resources necessary are available at school with time constraints. This is so because there are classwork requirements that have to be met during the school day. Please feel free to contact us about how we can help you get “tech ready” at home.

## A Little Housekeeping

- Homework is generally posted on Edmodo. For students who do not have technology access at home, we've made accommodations for them to get the assignments in another format. They are also allowed to work on the the assignment at school the next day. They will be held responsible for all assignments regardless of where they complete it (at home or at school). While homework is not graded, students do receive points for completion.
- Class Dojo is working great! However, we still need to connect many of you. Look out for our invite so you can jump in. Dojo is used to track and monitor positive behaviors. While we love to accentuate the positive, it is sometimes necessary for us to highlight the negative behaviors. We want you to be aware of your child's behavioral progress. The children are very familiar with the Dojo, and are versed enough to explain to you why they lost points in any given area. We thank you for checking the Dojo regularly, and we look forward to lots of positive days and reports!

## Daily Schedule

**7:10 - 7:40**Homeroom

**7:40 - 7:50** TNN News

**7:55 - 8:25** RTI

**8:30 - 9:15** Specials

**9:20 - 11:20** Block 1 (Graham's Homeroom)

**11:20 - 11:25** Switch

**11:25 - 2:10** Block 2 (Mack's Homeroom)

**11:50 - 12:20** Lunch

**12:20 - 12: 35** Recess

**2:15** Dismissal

*E.I.P students leave daily from 9:50 - 11:30

*Parents, you are welcome to come in and observe classroom instruction for 30 minutes once a week. The visit should not impede the learning process. Please sign up for a time using the form below so we can be sure to accommodate you, because our schedule can change unexpectedly. On the day of your visit, please make sure you get a *volunteer *sticker when you sign in at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you soon!

## Specials Schedule

**Monday**- Computer Cart

**Tuesday** - Music

**Wednesday** - Art

**Thursday** - P.E.

**Friday** - P.E.

***PBL Lab** - Thursdays from 1:10pm - 2:00pm

*** Cranium Club** and **T.A.G. **meet on Thursdays