In reading we are reading the story, "We'll Never Forget, Roberto Clemente". It is a wonderful story that looks at the theme of courage. It is a biography so students are being shown varying examples of genres in regards to the stories we read. In guided reading we are reading a short book titled, "Confessions of a Former Bully: by Trudy Ludwig. This story as well goes along with our theme of courage
In fifth grade math, students are working on long division. Students have been estimating division problems, but this week will begin actually solving these problems.
In accelerated math, students are are adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.
In writing, students will be working an daily journal entries in their Courage Journals. I also will be reading picture books such a Brave Irene that also represent the theme of courage. Students will be using this journal and our discussions to help them in our next writing project which is about a hero.
We will be finishing up our science this week, and will start back in social studies. We will be reading chapter 6 which is about the early colonies. Students enjoy learning about the colonists and make great connections to when they visited Naper Settlement.
In spelling, we are looking at C-LE words. Please continue to have students study nightly and review their homophones.
Thank you for all you do...I am loving this group of students!
The students had a great time at their Fall Party this year. They made crafts, played games and enjoyed a snack. The students looked great in their costumes! I want to thank all the wonderful parents that helped during our party. It was much appreciated by us all.
Reminder sign up for conferences
If you haven't already please sign up for a parent teacher conference. Please use Power PTC to sign up for a time either Thursday, November 21 or Monday, November 25. If you are having difficulty please email me and let me know.