Mrs. Weitman's 5th Grade
News to Know!
May 9, 2016
Viking 5K- Run for the Playground
Keep rounding up pledges for the Viking 5K. Pledges received for the Viking 5K will help defray the delivery cost of Gibraltar Elementary's new playground. Giving the kids the chance to raise funds for the playground allows them the opportunity to take ownership in the project. It gives them a chance to say, "I was part of the community effort that enabled us to have this new playground."
The 5K will be held June 7th. All students will be able to participate no matter how much or how little they were able to fundraise.
Pull tabs wanted
the end is near for library book check-outs
Lunch lady hero day
What We are Learning this Week
Our lessons this week in Math are all about volume. We will be finding the volume of cylinders, pyramids, cones, and triangular prisms. We will also be reviewing area and perimeter. Our Unit 11 test will be this Friday. As always, a Unit Review packet will be sent home as a resource for you, to be used as needed.
Writing class will find us continuing to work on the craft of argument writing. We will practice balancing evidence with our analysis of it. We will rethink and explain the evidence used in our papers. We will also be creating a method for collecting research.
This week in ELA, we will discuss the events written within Hattie Campbell's diary. We will look at these events through the eyes of different characters and discuss how our life's experiences influence what we notice in text. We will also analyze the role the setting plays in a historical fiction book.
We will be reviewing the concepts studied over the past couple weeks in Math Extension to check for mastery. Students will be assessed on their knowledge of basic multiplication and division algorithms (e.g. multiplying decimals and dividing three digit numbers by two digit numbers) to be sure they are properly prepared for 6th grade. Students not showing mastery of these concepts will meet in small tutorial groups during Math Extension.