Hello fifth grade families!
This week is a short one, but we're packing in lots of math and science activities!
In math this week, we'll be working on adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions. We're continuing to practice finding equivalent fractions.
In science this week, we are continuing our natural disaster projects. There are two parts: the Google Slides presentation (can add video, pictures, animation, etc) and the water filter portion. Students will be asked to research about water filters and learn how to make one.
This week we'll only be having math club for students who are planning on taking the 1st round individual test on Sunday, January 20th at 11am in room B3. Registration is NOT necessary! We have free registration for all kids who want to take the test.
Big thanks to Jeffrey Lee (Jackson) who has generously been donating snacks to math club will be proctoring Tuesday's practice test, while I am at a mandatory staff meeting.
A link to the Pi Math Contest:
YMCA overnight paperwork went home in the Wednesday envelopes, Chinese and Spanish forms will be available on Tuesday. Please turn in the YELLOW forms that say "Health History" and "Point Bonita YMCA Community Agreements and Expectations" forms for all students who are attending the trip.
The two other yellow forms are for parent/guardian chaperones who are interested in attending. A private chaperone sign-up doodle will go out next week after the YMCA meeting (January 19th at 5pm in B2 or B3).
Please try to attend the YMCA meeting at Sloat to learn more information about the overnight, even if you or your child is hesitant about the trip.
Students should bring their instruments on Fridays for music with Mr. Arnold and take them home over the weekends to practice!
Remember, Mondays and Wednesdays are P.E. days!
Looking forward to the week ahead :)
Hello 5th Grade Families,
We had a productive first week back after the winter break. It was so great to see all the kids and we've quickly launched back into class work and daily routines. The focus for the next few weeks will be completing several class projects and preparing for the district-wide IWA writing assessment.
Students completed the Reading Inventory Assessment to gauge reading proficiency and comprehension. Students will complete this assessment again in the Spring. In Reading Workshop, students practiced strategies to identify main ideas and supporting details in complex non-fiction texts. In Writing Workshop, students continued working on their Informational essays and we reviewed key elements of essay organization and structure. Ask your child to name the 5 parts of an Informational essay. In Social Studies, students continued working on their Native American Tribe presentations (group project). In Outdoor Education, students reviewed parts of a tree and studied evergreen and deciduous plants in the garden. Ask your child to explain the difference between these two types of plants. During PE, students played hot feet, sport ball bowling, and VIP tag.
In the week ahead:
Students will complete the first draft of their Informational essays. First Draft is due this Wednesday, Jan 17. Students will complete an IWA assessment practice test (administered over 3 days) to practice writing skills and get familiar with the assessment format and protocols. In Social Studies, we'll begin a new unit on Explorers and students will begin presenting their Native American Tribe presentations to the class. No homework this week, so students can focus on writing.
Important Dates & Announcements:
If your child will be attending the 5th Grade Overnight Field Trip in the Spring (4/30-5/2), please join us for an important parent meeting this Friday (1/19) from 5-6pm. Also, please turn in yellow forms (Health History & YMCA Agreement/Expectations) this week.
Looking forward to the week ahead...
Ms. Shen (B2)
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