Week of 2/12-2/16

Good morning parents! We will be busy finishing some projects this week before the break. We will have a valentine exchange on Wednesday, your child should send in 31 valentines (this is not mandatory). We will be making our compliment bags at school to store the valentines in. We also have High Touch High Tech Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, we are going to the Symphony. This is a make-up field trip from the snow day.

Progress reports will go home Monday in the Monday folder. Please sign and return.

Reading- We are finishing our book clubs and completing a one-pager reading project for a reading test grade.

Math: We will have a test over multiplication and division of fractions on Wednesday. The study guide will go home on Monday. We will also have a morning work quiz. I may push the quiz to Thursday so they do not have two assessments on the same day.

Writing: We will continue to research and organize for our argument essays.

Science: We will begin to study cells. Your child will bring home a project that will be due after the break.

Also, we just finished reading The Thief of Always , they loved this book! We are going to begin reading A Wrinkle in Time as our new read aloud in anticipation of the movie releasing in March. We would like to plan a movie night among the grade level to go see the movie. More info to come.


Week of 2/5-2/9

This week we are visiting the middle school on Tuesday. Students can wear what they want. We are also trying to get some things covered before the break.

Reading: We will be finishing our book club books a week from Tuesday. We will continue on with our fantasy unit.

Writing: We have chosen topics for our argument papers. Some students have research homework this weekend. We will begin working with verbs this week so no vocab. We will be researching this week.

Math: We will have a class grade over multiplication of fractions tomorrow. We will then begin dividing fractions. We will have a morning work quiz Wednesday. Our math unit test over multiplication and division of fractions will be Wednesday 2/14.

SS- We will test on WWI and the Roaring 20s Friday. Study guide will go home tomorrow.

I will be out tomorrow. My other son now has the flu.

Lights Camera Action

We received a grant from the foundation for a green screen and a tripod. Your children have set up a studio ( with lighting😊). They made videos about WW1 last week and some students are working on a math series. I just love how creative they are. They are able to show their learning in so many ways.

Week of 1/29-2/2

We have a busy week ahead. I am going to type this like a calendar to organize the week.

Monday- 5th grade STEM day. Students are making junk bots and they can bring in one recycled item for their robot. Also, Jeff Dess will be speaking with the students that were randomly selected about social media. I emailed those that were chosen.

Tuesday- History Center Field Trip. Have your student wear their class T-Shirt. We will leave at 9 and return at 1. That evening is the technology safety event at 7:00 in the cafe.

Thursday- Picture Day! We will take our class picture as well as individual pictures. Forms will go home Monday. Also, our two students going on the Consequences in Crime field trip will go after pictures.

Reading: We will be working on themes in fantasy books.

Writing: We will finish our letters and move on to writing an argument paper. Vocab Friday.

Math: Modeling multiplication of fractions. Morning work quiz Thursday.

Social Studies:  We will finish WWI.

Week of 1/22-1/26

We made it through our first Monday in 5 weeks! This week we are basically working on what we had scheduled last week.

Math: We are finishing addition and subtraction of fractions. Study guide will go home tomorrow. Test Friday.

Reading: We are continuing with our fantasy unit and book clubs.

Writing: Final copies of out first argument letter will be finished Friday. Vocab quiz this week.

Science: Test tomorrow

Social Studies: We are working on a WWI play this week.

There is a Cyber Safety event for parents next week. I wanted to inform you of the possibility of your student being pulled from class to discuss this topic. Four students from each class will be randomly selected for this discussion. Parents, you may opt your student out if they are selected.

Finally, Thursday from 8-8:45 is the 5th grade musical performance. Please attend. Students have been working on this all year in music.

Rescheduled Musical Performance

Our students are “Movin’ in the Right Direction” in 2018! This is a reminder that we will have our fifth grade music performance on Thursday, January 25 (for Brooks, Behrens, Vena and Richardson) and then on Friday, January 26 (for Phillips, Gavin, Marroquin, Morelli, and Meeker) at 8am. Please have your child wear his/her class t-shirt on both days. Thanks for all of your help and hope to see you on Thursday or Friday next week! Don’t forget to bring that orange sheet about our performance to East Side so you can by-pass the check-in system.


Week of 1/15-1/19

Hello Parents! I wanted to remind you that we have no school on Monday. So we will see everyone on Tuesday.

Reading: We will continue with our Fantasy unit. Book clubs will meet Tuesday, so be sure your child has read their pages and completed their post it notes.

Math: We will have a quiz over equivalent fractions on Tuesday. The rest of the week we will be working on addition and subtraction of fractions. We will not have a morning work quiz this week.

Writing: We will not have vocabulary this week. We will be continuing with our argument letters. We will have a grade over interjections on Tuesday.

Science: We will be finishing our electricity unit. We will have a science test on Friday (study guide will go home Tuesday). We did tell the students if they wanted to make an electromagnet at home this weekend they can earn some extra points on the science test (this must be brought in on Tuesday).

We are going to the history center on 1/30 be sure I have your permission form. I sent home extras this week.



Week of 1/8-1/12

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful break! We are finally getting back into the swing of things. We got a new student in our class last week! Welcome Ishan. This next semester will be about preparing students for the transition ahead.

We will begin some I.C.E. (Innovation, Exploration, Creation)  morning work next week. Twice a week students will be able to explore on their own and create projects based on their interests. We will still do the 4 problems of math morning work, but if they choose to do that the night before to have more time in the morning, fine by me!

We are also beginning fantasy book clubs next week. Students should have their books by Tuesday.  When they are reading at home, they should be recording their thinking in their reading journal.

Reading: We are beginning our fantasy unit.

Writing: We are beginning our unit on Argument. They will have a vocab quiz on Friday and a class grade on interjections on Friday.

Math: We are working on Fractions. This week we are focusing on building our knowledge by finding equivalent fractions in order to make like denominators. We will have a morning work quiz on Wednesday.

Science: We are continuing to work on Electricity. Students had homework this weekend to brainstorm ideas for a city of lights. They will be constructing cities on Monday. We will have a science quiz on static and current electricity on Tuesday. We will then move onto magnetism.

Report cards were sent home Friday. Please sign and return the envelope. Monday folders will come home on Tuesday with information on our Chattanooga trip.  Target starts back on Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions.