Team 5-3 Newsletter

Mrs. Ahlfeld & Mr. Cortelyou

September 11, 2015

Important Annoucements and Reminders

  • NWEA Reports were sent home TODAY, Sept. 11th
  • Congratulations to Aidan Zimmer from Mr. Cortelyou's homeroom and Grady Stanley from Mrs. Ahlfeld's homeroom for winning their Homeroom Student Council Election. Unfortunately, we can only have one representative for our team.
  • Student Council Team Elections: TUESDAY, Sept. 15th
  • Students should CHARGE their iPad every night
  • Students are NOT allowed to play games on iPads during school (indoor recess ONLY)
  • Students should SILENT READ 15-20 minutes nightly
  • Students should use their MATH FACT APPS or VMATH 15-20 minutes nightly

Language Arts

  • Next week we will focus on Achieve 3000. Students will be led through the 5-Step Literacy Routine several times until they are able to do it independently.
  • We will continue collecting ideas in our Writers Notebook next week.

Social Studies

  • We wrapped up Chapter 1 with a test today!
  • Next week we will focus on MIDWEST STATES & CAPITALS. Students will have a packet and flashcards to study! We will be setting dates for a Practice Test and a Final Test! Look for the dates to be posted on Blackboard!

Science

Students have been studying ALL 6 steps of the Scientific Method this week. Students used the "STICKY" app to create a VISUAL on their iPad over this concept (see picture). Students also recorded the vocabulary down in their science journals. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, Sept. 15th over these concepts. We will then move on to performing 2 labs in class next week using the 6 steps to the Scientific Method to reinforce concepts. Students will record these labs in the science journals. We will test the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 25.


FYI: students can always take a practice quiz on Blackboard and use the other resources to study in the "Scientific Method" folder on Bb.

5th Grade Level Math (Block B)

Students took the Chapter 2 Test on Friday, Sept. 11th. Scores will be updated on SKYWARD over the weekend. Grades could shift significantly because this test will be counted as a SUMMATIVE grade (90% of one's overall grade).


Next week we will be taking a Daily Word Problem Summative Quiz on Thursday. ALL of the Daily Word Problems we have done this year are on Blackboard in a folder. We do one each day, show work on the board, and discuss as needed. The quiz will be exactly the same types of problems. FYI


We will move on to Chapter 3 (Multiplication of Whole Numbers) next week.


The nightly homework for students is to practice their math facts by using the 2 math apps you see in the pictures!!

Adv Math 6th Grade (Block A)

This week we focused on place value of whole numbers and decimals as it relates to rounding. As the week progressed we moved on to decimal computation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing). There is a practice quiz on Blackboard for students to take for practice as needed. There will be a test over this on Friday, Sept. 18th so studyguides will likely come home/be done in-class on Wednesday. Grades could significantly shift due to the test being counted as a SUMMATIVE grade (90% of one's overall score).


Also, next week we will be taking a Daily Word Problem Summative Quiz on Thursday. ALL of the Daily Word Problems we have done this year are on Blackboard in a folder. We do one each day, show work on the board, and discuss as needed. The quiz will be exactly the same types of problems. FYI


The nightly homework for students is to practice their math facts by using the 2 math apps you see in the pictures!!

Related Arts Schedule (9/14 - 9/18)

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Art

Friday: Art