October 23-October 27
In reading this week we will be reading about Evelyn Cisneros from our Harcourt book. We have started a new read aloud called Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, and the students are really liking the book so far. The historical fiction genre is one we haven't visited yet this year, and I am glad to see so many are interested in this genre.
In fifth grade math, students are continuing to work on double digit multiplication. We will look at word problems this week where students will use the standard algorithm to solve the problems. There will be a short quiz on Friday.
In accelerated math, they are continuing to work on proportions, ratios, rates and percents. They will begin their review of Unit 2 on Friday.
In spelling, we will again have another week where we are looking at Greek and Latin roots. For this test we are really looking at if the students can identify the meaning of the words based on the root.
In writing we are going to be wrapping up our newspaper article and our memoir. I am hoping to also get in a fun Halloween themed writing activity. Students have done a great job with their newspaper articles and collaborated well with their group members. Their memoirs are turning out great as well, and these also I will share at conferences.
In science, we are looking at plant and animal cells. We just finished a model of a plant cell. We will be looking at an onion cell under the microscope this week as well. I do not think we will have time to test this week so expect a test on cells early next week.
If you haven't signed up for parent teacher conference yet please do so. You should have received an email with your access code. If you have not you will need to contact the office. Thank you and have a great week!
Students answered questions about our story Satchmo's Blues using Flipgrid. This is the second time they have used it, and they really made some great videos answering the questions. I hope to share these at Conferences.
Red Ribbon Week
Just a reminder that this week is Red Ribbon Week. I have attached the calendar so students know what to do for each day. I am hoping to see some crazy hair tomorrow :)
We will be celebrating our fall party on Friday, October 27. If your child wishes to wear their costume they will need to bring it with them to school. I will give students time before the party begins to put on their costumes. Looking forward to this fun afternoon.
Red Ribbon Week
Human Growth 7 Development Meetings
November 1, 2017
Indian Prairie School District #204 will host a parents’ orientation to our fifth grade health unit on Human Growth and Development. For your convenience, we have scheduled two dates. Please feel free to attend any one of the sessions as follows:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Longwood Elementary School
30W240 Bruce Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
Monday, November 20, 2017
Kendall Elementary School
2408 Meadow Lakes Drive
Naperville, IL 60564
Students will learn about growth changes that are about to begin in their bodies with the onset of puberty. District 204 5th grade Growth & Development presentation will be conducted by a District #204 certified school nurse and select 204 physical education teachers at your school.
The purpose of the parents’ meeting is to inform you of the material your child will see and to answer any questions that you might have. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact me. I hope you will be able to attend one of the sessions.