I hope that you all had a wonderful Summer Vacation. It was so nice to be able to meet all of you who were able to attend last week and those who were not today! I know that we are going to have an excellent year in fifth grade!
Today, was a fantastic day in fifth grade!!! We played an ice breaker getting to know you game where the students chose as many colorful bears as they wanted and then I called out different information that needed to be shared for each color so that we could learn a little about our class. We also played a name game that was a lot of fun! This week the students will be previewing their books and learning how to use them as a learning tool.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be learning about how Jesus shares God's life with us. They will be learning that Jesus is the Son of God and we will be exploring the ways Jesus shows us God's love.
Math- We will be learning about place value as well as expanded form through the hundred billions place. I will be mentioning IXL in class and I will be encouraging the class to use their IXL accounts to reinforce the learning that is taking place in the classroom.
Science-The students will be learning about the universe. We will also be learning the different ways that people on earth can explore our universe.
Science Lab- We wanted to find out if gummy bears would grow in water and if so, what this process was called.
Social Studies-We will be learning to analyze context clues and infer meanings based on them. They will learn to explain the factors that cause the seasons. They will also learn to compare and contrast longitude and latitude to identify the global grid.
Reading-We are reading “The Hot and Cold Summer” (which is a realistic fiction story) and the students will be learning to use word structure to determine and clarify meanings.
Language Arts-The students will be taking a diagnostics test to determine which Word Study group they will be in for the first semester.
This week in Vocabulary we will be working on Unit 1. Please visit the website and use the access code located on the second page in their book to create a user log in so that your child will be able to take advantage of the fun learning games available.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about the different types of sentences. They will be writing about their summer Vacation in complete sentences.
Physical Education/Health- Orientation to PE Personal Health and Safety Skill Assessment/Student Information Sheet/Cooperative Game
Music- Students will discuss music classroom procedures, review songs for mass and play a rhythmic getting to know their classmates game.
Spanish- The students will be reviewing the class rules and expectations and then jumping right into learning.
Technology- This week in Technology, the students will be learning how to use Edmodo. Please sign and return the Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
Art- Welcome to 5th Grade Art Class! To begin our new year, we’ll review our rules and what’s expected of our students, then jump right into some exciting warm-up art activities!