Kirby's 5th Grade Korner
Class of 2023's Fabulous Learning!!!
December Citizen of the Month
James makes a difference at Bloomer everyday by being a positive influence for his friends. He always has a smile on his face and will politely greet you in the hallway. He is responsible and makes sure his work is completed on time.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Soon!!
Monday, January 11th
5:45 Jesse (phone)
6:00 Paige (phone)
Thursday, January 14th
We spent much of December working on the order of operations and a little Christmas math fun. We still need lots of work on multiplying and dividing larger numbers accurately!
We also took the 2nd District Math assessment of the year which brings a reason to celebrate. This assessment measures student growth on standards all year long. After the first assessment only 1 student was Proficient, we now have 5 students scoring in the Proficient range. 5 students also moved from the Below range to the Basic range! Way to go 5th Graders!
Continue to work on reviewing basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts at home.
Reading and Writing Workshops
Reading fluency is a major part of comprehension. The faster your child can read the words on the page, the better their comprehension of the story is. The January goal for 5th grade is 150 words per minute. The goal for the end of the year is 160 words per minute. We practiced our fluency the past few weeks by preparing a few holiday reader's theaters. We presented them to our first grade buddies in 1K and they loved hearing the stories. Please keep practicing at home! A way to practice at home is to set a timer (microwave) for 1 minute. Read a piece of text and mark where you're at when the timer goes off. Reset the timer and reread the same piece of text trying to get farther this time.
We have moved on to a fun genre to study, historical fiction! The kids are loving learning about history as they read some amazing books. We're just getting started so stay tuned. We've even have a historical fiction story in the works!
Science and Social Studies
Saying Goodbye to Ms. Larsen
Safety Patrol Schedule
Upcoming Events in 5th Grade
Family Bingo Night - Friday January 29th at 6pm
Rose Theater - Week of February 22nd
Bloomer Book Fair - Week of February 29th
5th Grade Career Fair at MAC - Tuesday April 12th
Iowa Assessments - Week of April 25th
Promise to Succeed Ceremony - TBA - WILL NEED A NICE OUTFIT
Explore Kirn - TBA