5th Grade Superstar Weekly
October 17, 2016 | Week 9 | Trimester 1
Boo Grams are still on sale! They are super cute little ghost guys that students can purchase for their friends. Each one will come with a Stencil (scented pencil). Order forms were sent out this last week and will be collected for distribution on October 31st. Each one will be $3.00 for up to 9 grams, $2.00 for 10 or more.
Friday, October 21st from 6:00 - 8:00PM is the Harvest Dance. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Cost is $5.00 for a family of 4 and $1.00 for each additional person. Dress in your best costumes as there will be a contest!!
Monday, October 24th is our next Super Star Assembly. If you child was selected to receive an award, I have sent you a message on Class Dojo and/or email. Please join us to celebrate your child from 10:40AM - 11:40AM in the MPR.
Don't forget to sign and return permission slips for our field trip to the Wind Orchestra on October 28th. We need 5 total chaperones, so if you are interested in attending, please let me know.
Don't forget to sign up for PTA! Memberships are just $10.00 and help support field trips and assemblies for our amazing students.
Each week, I am sending home an "All About Me" newspaper poster. If it is your student's week to be Star of the Week, please work with them to fill it out, so I can post it on our wall.
This past week, students began the process of preparing for a debate. Book Clubs are making arguments about whose life is more challenging - Esperanza's or Kek's. They are looking at text evidence to support their positions, in addition to support their arguments against the other side.
A few days a week, students participate in Daily 5, where they work at different centers associated with Language Arts. This past week, Miss Ulrich and I introduced two new iPad apps: one which teaches about how to code and the other that makes movies similar to that of the Lego movie. Pictured, are two of our students using the app to make a motion picture of their own.
Next week, we will look into using double number lines to solve equations with fractions. I am working on getting the Unit 2 Home Connections answers on my website. If you would like hard copies, let me know.
For this project, students will research their explorer's journey and claim and organize a debate supporting the idea that it was, in fact, their explorer who discovered America. They will also research the journeys of the other 6 groups to discredit their claims on America. Students will present their arguments in debate form an effort to have Columbus Day renamed after their explorer.
October 21st - CL Smith Harvest Dance 6:00PM
October 24th - Super Star Assembly
October 28th - 5th Grade Field trip to CPAC for the SLO Wind Orchestra Assembly