I hope that you all had an awesome weekend. Remember this week is a short week. We have the Pow-Wow on Wednesday, November 26th at 10 AM. After the Pow-wow we will have treats in the classroom. If you signed up to send in a treat for the Pow-wow please send them in before or on Wednesday. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful help with getting all of the supplies and treats for Pow-wow!! You all ROCK!! Please remember to join us on Wednesday at 10 AM in the gym, for the Pow-wow!
Please try to have your child wear their khaki colored uniform pants or skort on Wednesday. If they have moccasins, they may bring them to school and change into them for the Pow-wow.
Remember, we dismiss at 12 Noon on November 26th for Thanksgiving and there is NO SCHOOL on November 27th and 28th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!
Next week, on Wednesday December 3rd the fifth grade will be in charge of Mass. Please try to join us if your schedule allows.
Please do not forget that the students are required to read 10 minutes a night and do IXL for 30 minutes for the week and record it on their Logs. It counts as a quiz grade. Please assist me in helping your child become a lifelong reader. These logs are do every Monday for a quiz grade.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will identify ways to care for the needs of others. The students will be reviewing and preparing for their Chapter 11 test, on Wednesday, November 26th.
Math- The students will be developing the necessary skills to successfully add fractions with like and unlike denominators. The students will demonstrate how to add 3 or more fractions with like and unlike denominators.
IXL Math-The students can work for mastery on Level G sections M.1 through M.5 on IXL. This will help your children to practice adding fractions with like denominators. Please remind your child to record their information on their Math Logs because their IXL time counts as a quiz grade. The students will only be required 30 minutes on IXL.
Science- This week we will be exploring more about the respiratory, digestive and excretory systems. They will learn about which organs makes up each system as well as hoe they work together. They will find out what the structure and function of the bones are.
Science Lab- The students will be conducting an experiment that involves using the scientific method with M & M's. The students will be deducing how many M & M's come in each packet of the fun size package.
Social Studies- The students will summarize the results of Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire. The students will complete all Pow-wow projects including their Native American Tale which will be recorded into Native American symbols on a “buffalo skin paper”, their rain sticks for their musical instrument for the Pow-wow, creating their headdress and their t-shirts will be cut and beaded.
Reading- The students will be reading the nonfiction story, “The Summer of Fire” by Patricia Lauber and then they will be evaluated by completing the End of Selection Test on Tuesday. The students will also be working on the Reader's Theater play The Hidden One” which will be presented at the Pow-wow. Please remind them to document their minutes for their home D.E.A.R. Time as it counts as a quiz.
Language Arts- Word Study and Vocabulary- There will not be Word Study or Vocabulary this week, as it is a short week due to Thanksgiving.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about verb phrases specifically perfect tenses and inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
Physical Education/Health- We explore the game of hockey learning rules, terms associated with the game. Lead up activities and safety are also investigated this week.
Music- Students will continue practicing their Pow-wow songs as well as Christmas Program music.
Spanish - This week students will use the numbers they have learned to tell the day’s date,how old they are, and other festivities. Have a wonderful week!!!
Technology- The students will be creating explorer trading cards where they will be summarizing the information that they have gathered about their specific explorer.
Art- Fifth Graders will tie in literacy in our Art Class this week by reading the book, “The Day the Crayons Quit” Students will discuss and summarize this book as it applies to art class.