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!
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Today, was a fantastic day in fifth grade!!! We played an ice breaker getting to know you game where the students wrote two fibs and a truth and each student was able to call on someone to see if they could determine the truth about them or what they did this summer. The students enjoyed playing this and we will continue to get to know each other throughout the school year!
The students were very excited to meet “Princess” our class pet. She is a 2 year old gerbil. She loves running in her wheel and chewing on paper towel tubes when she is not sleeping. The students may also find her running around the classroom in her ball, to get some exercise. (They will love this!!)
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 will be investigating whether or not gummy bears would grow if they were placed 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 two 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.
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- Students will learn “El Padre Nuestro”, and will identify differences when greeting adults and peers.
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!