NCE 5th Grade Newsletter
January 13, 2016
NCE Open House
Thursday, Jan. 14th, 5:30-7pm
Nottingham Country Elementary, Houston, TX, United States
Reading Round Up
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the PTA for providing us with a fantastic new resource! We have received a subscription to Storyworks Magazine for each student. Each student has their own copy, so we are able to mark the text and use it for homework. The students have enjoyed working with this engaging text- it even has embedded videos that we can watch on the SMARTboard! Without our generous PTA, I wouldn't have this valuable resource.
Students may access the current issue and all past issues from this year online. There is a Storyworks app for Apple devices, and all devices that have internet access can go to scholastic.storyworks.com. In the upper right corner, you will need our class password- mata5th . Happy reading!
Click here for a PDF explaining how to log in to the Home Access Center
Math in a Minute
Welcome Back! I hope you all had a wonderful break and were able to enjoy some time with your friends and family. Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful cards and gifts. My family especially enjoyed the sweet treats and gift cards and I will be enjoying the candles, soaps, and lotions for months to come. I truly appreciate all of your generosity.Last week we finished up our fraction unit with whole number and unit fraction division. The students learned how to draw models to help them when dividing. This week we are working on identifying additive and multiplicative patterns and plotting them on a coordinate grid. Student will receive homework tomorrow that will be due on Friday. It is also available on Canvas if for some reason it doesn't make it home :)
From the Science Lab
We are have been working on fossils and what they can tell us about the past. Next up, we will be learning about alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal. We will discuss the pro's and cons of each as we solve all of the world's energy issues.
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