Hello fifth grade families,
Last week we practiced graphing in the coordinate plane. We learned the different parts, practiced making our own graphs and plotting points on the graph. Students are analyzing real world problems and patterns.
Next week we'll be working on dividing fractions and reviewing some geometry concepts before they go off to middle school!
Also, both classes will start their roller coaster projects in groups of 4 that they will get to choose. The project is an open-ended one, with only a few guidelines that we'll go over together as a class on Monday.
From the week before, students had puberty talks with Ms. Burns and another teacher facilitating. Students had a lot of feedback and questions from the puberty talks. Please talk to your child about any questions they may have regarding puberty. We will have a deeper discussion in class this week for participating students.
Thank you to Melba (Will), Chandra (Caden), Stacey (Camille), and Amy (Kyra) for chaperoning the Davies Symphony Hall field trip!
Fifth grade promotion ceremony is on Tuesday, June 5th at 1pm. Doors will open at 12:15 and seats are first come first serve. Please be prompt so as not to disrupt the ceremony. There will be a small reception after the ceremony with refreshments and something sweet.
The last day of school will be a nacho pajama party with a movie and students will be allowed to go around the school to ask teachers to sign their yearbooks.
Looking forward to the week ahead!
Dear 5th Grade Parents,
I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! The school year is winding down and preparations are underway for the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on June 3.
Last week, students completed their Argument Essays to complete the Opinion Writing Spiral. Students met with Fantasy Book Clubs and discussed characteristics of book setting. During Social Studies, students learned about the Winter at Valley Forge, The Battle of Yorktown, and the important contributions of African Americans during the Revolutionary War. Students also worked on their American Revolution presentations about a Founding Father or Notable Figure from the American Revolution and enjoyed some game time (Scramble the States, Stack the States, US Bingo) to practice for the upcoming US States & Capitals Quiz.
In the week ahead, students will rehearse for the upcoming 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. During Reading Workshop, students will complete the Spring Reading Inventory Assessment and continue meeting with their Fantasy Book Clubs. During Social Studies, we'll talk about the US Constitution and Bill of Rights and students will begin presenting American Revolution presentations. I'll also provide practice worksheets (see attached) and additional game time for students to practice for the US States & Capitals Quiz this Friday. We'll close out the week with a fun pizza party and extended lunch recess with Principal Caden and Assistant Principal Campbell.
Mr. Charles will be covering my class this Wed so that I can chaperone for my daughter Julia's Field Trip to Ms. Reilly's Family Dairy Farm. Looking forward to spending time with the kids during these final days of the school year...
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