Prairie View's 5th Grade News
Preview of Last Week's Learning...
Students were challenged to build a pendulum to the beat of a Justin Timberlake song. Here are a few of their designs. What engineers they are!
Language Arts- I hope all of you had an exciting long weekend. This week in Language Arts we will be working on reading and writing strategies. Some of those strategies are: making connections with the text, making inferences, using context to understand unknown words and last how to have a reading conferences. We will also be working on coming up with great leads and endings for our writing and what great writers do. Last week the kids went to the library. Please encourage your child to be reading at home. The more they read, the better of a reader they will be. Have a great week.
Math- I hope you all had a wonderful restful Labor Day holiday! We are back in full swing and your children are amazing me with their problem solving abilities. It is exciting to hear the flood of details they share as they dive in to a difficult equation. We will continue our investigation of decimals- examining place value to the thousandths place. The biggest challenge this week will be the explanation of and sentence for expanded notation. Talk to them what they are learning, it just might surprise you! J
Science- Ask your child what affects the rate/speed of a swing: the mass or the length of the string/pendulum? We are finishing up our engineering design inquiry. The students have built a prototype that is supposed to swing to the beat of a Justin Timberlake song (the one from the animated Shark Tales movie). Tuesday they will run some trials and make necessary changes. We will finish the week up with writing a CER about the experiment. We will also be exploring the science lab and some of the tools within it, and taking our first science unit assessment on Thursday!
Calling All Contest Representatives...Let's show'em our PVE stars!
September is Cancer Awareness Month
Friday is “Orange Out” Day in September
In August of 2010 Rhonda and Eddie Brown's daughter Chloe was diagnosed with Leukemia for a second time in her 3 1/2 short years of life. Chloe’s older sister, Bailey, wanted to do something to help raise awareness. So she and her friends who ate lunch together decided to wear orange that Friday since that is the color of the Leukemia Ribbon. After that they decided to convince others to do the same the following Friday. Word started spreading and an event was scheduled for the very first official Orange Out.
And that is how a teenager’s vision for helping out her sister the only way she knew how, became a foundation that now touches MANY…with the hopes that it will continue to reach out to others who need love and support.
Let’s “Orange Out” the rest of the Friday’s in September!
The Orange Out Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 and faith based foundation in which the purpose is to help family's going through childhood cancer by providing emotional, spiritual, monetary support as well as support research for a cure to these horrible diseases.
Spelling Test: Monday, September 14