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,
Last week, students began working on their Argument Essay final drafts. Comments have been provided to all students who submitted their first drafts last week. Please check in with your child to confirm that they are on-track to complete this important writing project this week. During Reading Workshop, students met with Fantasy Book Clubs and discussed elements of the Fantasy genre within their books. During Social Studies, students learned about The Battle of Sullivan's Island, Revolutionary women and children, and The Declaration of Independence. Ask your child why the Second Continental Congress wrote the Declaration of Independence (3 Key Objectives). Students also watched a fun Tour the States video and played games (Scramble the States, Stack the States, US Bingo) to practice for the upcoming US States & Capitals Quiz next week.
During Outdoor Education, students worked on Legacy Plant Posters and worked on gardening jobs. During Library, students created artwork for the 5th Grade Library Bookshelf project to go on display in the school Library. We also enjoyed a fun field trip to the San Francisco Symphony to see a concert "The Music of San Francisco." Thanks to all the parent chaperones who joined us on the trip.
In the week ahead, students will complete Argument Essay final drafts. During Reading Workshop, students will meet with Fantasy Book Clubs. During Social Studies, students will continue learning about the Founding Fathers, notable people, and important events from the American Revolution. Students will also begin working on our last project for the year, a creative Informational Presentation (poster, slide presentation, comic strip, speech) about a Founding Father or Notable Figure from the American Revolution. Students will also rehearse for the upcoming 5th Grade Promotion.
Thank you 5th Grade Room Parents and Parent Volunteers who have have generously donated your time to chaperone on field trips and help with special events and projects throughout the year. SO many things would not be possible without your help and support. We cordially invite you to attend the Sloat Volunteer Breakfast this Wednesday to honor you and your invaluable contributions to our classrooms and our school.
Looking forward to the week ahead...
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