Hello fifth grade families!
Last week we worked on multiplying and dividing decimals with more review. We'll continue working with multiplying and dividing decimals but with other decimal numbers.
Last week in science, we played a game reviewing food chains and ecosystems. There is more information about ecosystems and organisms that we'll be working on while we are also looking at the anatomy of humans.
We looked at human hearts this week and students had the opportunity to touch, observe, and ask questions about the hearts. Each heart looked unique and had different properties. Students examined the hearts and also made predictions about the organ and it's possible failure. They were able to make powerful connections about what makes a heart healthy and unhealthy.
This week, students will test their heart rates with different physical activities and make healthy salads based on the nutrients from different fruits and vegetables. This relates to the necessity to make healthy choices for our heart health.
Thank you to all the parents who came to parent teacher conferences this week! It was informative and I enjoy meeting with the families and talking about the students progress.
Please remember to turn in Overnight permission slips, and checks by Thursday, March 15th!
Also, please submit yearbook pictures to the Shutterfly "Sloat5classof2018" site by March 31st!
Sloat open house is this Wednesday @ 5:30!
Hello 5th Grade Families,
It was wonderful meeting with students and parents during Parent Teacher Conferences last week. It's exciting to see students taking ownership of their learning, developing their skills as Readers and Writers, and building their knowledge and interest in history as they learn about America's past. Students also enjoyed visiting the Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conference Week. Thank you to all the wonderful families who generously donated books to the B2 classroom library. And a BIG thanks to Deanna Dobson for sponsoring this super fun community fundraising event year-after-year promoting literacy.
Last week, students worked on the Explanatory Writing Project during Writing Workshop. Students also worked on grammar practice focusing on sentence structure. In Social Studies, students watched the concluding segment of the PBS documentary America Before Columbus and began working on a fun Explorer Flip Book project. Ask your child which Explorer from the Age of Discovery they are researching for this project. In Outdoor Education, students completed a fun, hands-on soil experiment to discover the 4 components or layers of soil (gravel, sand, silt, clay). Ask your child where they got their soil sample and what components were evident in the sample. During PE, students participated in a variety of fun inclusion activities (picking a partner games) and played Roshambo Baseball and Mega Ball.
In the week ahead, students will finish working on their Explanatory Writing Project to go on display at the Open House this Wed. We'll also begin an exciting new Reading and Writing Workshop Unit: Argument and Advocacy. In Social Studies, students will continue working on Explorer Flip Books.
Important Dates & Announcements:
Please come by to check out what we're working on in the classroom at the Sloat Open House this Wed (3/14).
Looking forward to the week ahead...
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