May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Curriculum Update for the week of June 1-4, 2011

Tuesday: Test # 17
Wednesday: Investigation 9
Thursday: No Math
Friday: Lesson 91, Simplifying Improper Fractions

We are currently working on Ch. 9 New Life. The students have completed the study guide for this lesson and it is due on Tuesday 6/1. The test for this lesson will be Thursday 6/3.

Social Studies
Today the fifth graders took the Chapter 14 test. Next week we will move on to Chapter 15, The Bill of Rights.

Language Arts
Students will learn a new software program called “Comic Life” as we put our narrative writing skills to use. Students learn to develop the basic plot of a superhero saving the day! Students develop character, create a conflict, crisis, resolution pattern and use the nifty tools available to make it all come to life as a real live comic strip! These will be awesome!

Next week the 5th Graders will be reading a Latin American Folk Tale: In the Days of King Adobe. We will review the Target Skill of Plot. There will be a Selections Test on Friday.

Students are learning about the respiratory system. They investigated the diaphragm’s role in the respiratory system by building a model lung. Students will learn how oxygen gets to body cells from your lungs and how cells use oxygen to release energy from food. In Family Life, students will learn about the male and female reproductive system.

Ms. Semandiris