November 17, 2016
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I look forward to meeting with you at conferences. The students lead the conference in 5th grade so I know they are excited to share their work with you!
We will be working on the Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer Service. This prayer service is on 12/2 at 8:45am in the school Hall.
11/28 – Re-teaching/Practice Division with Double Digit-Divisors
11/29 – Check My Progress Quiz
11/30 – Ch. 4 L. 4 Adjust Quotients
11/31 – Ch. 4L. 5, Divide Greater Numbers
12/1 – Fluency Practice
12/2 – Fluency Practice
Students will begin a research-based science unit called Microworlds. In this unit, students will learn to use their powers of observation with the help of magnifying lenses and microscopes to see familiar things in a new way. They are also introduced to a fascinating new world-the cellular structure of living organisms.
This week in Language Arts the focus for spelling was homophones. Students learned about correlative and subordinate conjunctions in grammar and finished their procedure essay unit. Students wrote a polished final draft of the essay and reflected on their work. We will continue our informative writing unit after Thanksgiving break with compare and contrast essays
Next week we will be moving on to Chapter 6, The Early English Settlements. In the Chapter we will learn about Jamestown, Roanoke and Plymouth. We will also be creative making “Act-it-Outs” to better understand the successes and hardships these early settlers encountered.