December 9- 13

     


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • FACT clubs are over other than the Tuesday make up for election day.  If there is a change in transportation please send in a note.
  • No Target until January
  • Giving Bags- please look on the class Shutterfly page to sign up for giving bag donations.  Please send in all donations by Tuesday, December 10th.
  • Moby Max Massively Monstrous Party Competition.  Top 3 classes with the most points in the school will win a party!  Points can be earned in: Mathematics, Language, Science, Social Studies,  Reading Skills Informational, Reading Skills Literature, and Writing Workshop.Our class has been working hard and Mrs. Schoeb’s 4th graders and Mrs. Ferguson’s 3rd graders are currently in the lead.

UPCOMING DATES



December 6-
 Last day of fall FACT club!
December 10- TPV from 11:15 AM – 1:45 PM Thank you Evan’s mom and Ethan’s mom for volunteering!
December 11–  Oakhill Math will take the MI today during math
December 12- Oakhill ELA will take the RI during reading today
December 17- Happy Birthday Sam!
December 18- Happy Birthday MaryKate and from 8:45- 9:30  5th Grade homeroom holiday party
December 19 – Happy Birthday Henry and Early Release Day!
December 20-
Early release day!

 


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

Reading- Nonfiction Book #3Tic Tac Toe board due Wednesday, December 18th.    

Nonfiction Unit- 

  • This week we will be working on summarizing.
  • What we have learned so far this unit:
    • Main Idea and Details (boxes and bullets)
    • Looking inside of the word and around the word to determine the meaning (context clues)
    • Text Structure
  • Global Read Aloud on Front Desk

Vocab-Test Friday

Test Friday on all of the roots that we have covered this quarter.  Check OneNote where it has Quizlets for each root to study.

Writing

Informational Writing- This week we will be learning how to write a conclusion, use the checklist to revise and edit our writing.  Drafts are due on Wednesday so that students have Wednesday- Friday to publish their book on Book Creator!  We can’t wait to share with you all that we learned about immigration!  

Grammar- Quiz Thursday

Conjunctions

Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

Math- Test next Wednesday on Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.  Study guide will be going home on Thursday.  

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals – Students need to know how to model these operations too.

Science-
none

Social Studies- Test Wednesday  (make sure that you study paper study guide coming home which can also be found on OneNote)

World War I and post-World War I America, 19th amenment, and Economic standards below

SS5H2 Describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.
a. Explain how German attacks on U.S. shipping during the war in Europe (1914-1917) ultimately led the U.S. to join the fight against Germany; include the sinking of the Lusitania and concerns over safety of U.S. ships, U.S. contributions to the war, and the impact of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the transatlantic flight (Charles Lindbergh).

SS5CG3 Explain how amendments to the U.S. Constitution have maintained a representative democracy/republic.
a. Explain how voting rights are protected by the 19th amendment.

SS5E3 The student will describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.
a. Describe how competition, markets, and prices influence consumer behavior.
b. Describe how people earn income by selling their labor to businesses.
c. Describe how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.

SS5E1c Describe how specialization can improve standards of living and productivity (e.g., how Henry Ford’s use of the assembly line reduced the price of automobiles)

 

December 2-6

Welcome Back!    

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break and is well rested!  Only 3 weeks until holiday break!  We’ve got this!


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Amazing job with Immigration Day!  Thank you parents for all of your help and for those that volunteered!
  • Immigration Journal is due on Wednesday- this is a Writing and Social Studies grade so make sure that you turn it in!
  • Thank you to the Foundation and those that brought in items for STEM day! 
  • No Target until January
  • Progress reports go home on Wednesday.  Please have them signed and returned by Friday.  Three weeks left until the end of the quarter!
  • This is the last week of the Stock Market Game!  One of the teams is ranked 60th in the region!  Take a look to see if there are any trade or updates to your portfolio that you would like to make!
  • Giving Bags- please look on the class Shutterfly page to sign up for giving bag donations.  Please send in all donations by Tuesday, December 10th.
  • Moby Max Massively Monstrous Party Competition.  Top 3 classes with the most points in the school will win a party!  Points can be earned in: Mathematics, Language, Science, Social Studies,  Reading Skills Informational, Reading Skills Literature, and Writing Workshop.

UPCOMING DATES


December 3- High Touch High Tech from 12:30- 2:00 PM
December 6-
 Last day of fall FACT club!
December 10- TPV from 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Thank you Evan’s mom and Ethan’s mom for volunteering!
December 11–  Oakhill Math will take the MI today during math
December 12- Oakhill ELA will take the RI during reading today
December 17- Happy Birthday Sam!
December 18- Happy Birthday MaryKate and from 8:45- 9:30  5th Grade homeroom holiday party
December 19 – Happy Birthday Henry and Early Release Day!
December 20-
Early release day!

 


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

Reading- Nonfiction Book #2 Tic Tac Toe board due Friday, December 6th.  

Nonfiction Unit- 

  • This week we will be working on text structure.
  • What we have learned so far this unit:
    • Main Idea and Details (boxes and bullets)
    • Looking inside of the word and around the word to determine the meaning (context clues) 
  • One nonfiction book tic tac toe choice board will be dueFriday, December 6th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.  They are able to use the immigration books they are using to research for their informational writing.
  • Quarter 2 Tic Tac Toe Board Due Dates
    • Nonfiction Book #2: December 6, 2019
    • Nonfiction Book #3: December 18, 2019
  • We started our class read aloud Front Desk which is about immigration.  We will be connecting with other classes around the world about this book using Padlet, Flipgrid and other tools.

Vocab-Quiz Friday

contra-, counter- 

Writing

Informational Writing- This week we will be writing our introduction and middle paragraphs.  We will learn about a thesis statement and topic sentences. Next week we will finish up with the conclusion and then revising and editing.  Students will have a published book by the end of next week!  

Grammar- Quiz Friday

ELAGSE5L6 

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition). 

Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

Math- Quiz Tuesday and next Monday. 

  • Monday- Review Adding and Subtracting Decimals (need to know how to model them)
  • Tuesday- Quiz on Adding and Subtracting Decimals (have math from 11:30- 12:30 due to HTHT)
  • Wednesday- Friday Multiplying Decimals

    • Whole number by decimal
    • decimal by decimal
    • *** Students will need to know how to do it the standard way and the model way
  • Quiz Monday on Multiplying Decimals

Resources can be found on OneNote with some great activites to support these standards!

Science-

High Touch High Tech on Tuesday from 12:30- 2:00
Investigate the difference between a plant and animal cell with Microslide Viewers and microscopes. Turn into a cell biologist as we extract banana DNA. Discover how your inherited traits help to make you who you are today!

Social Studies- Test next Wednesday

World War I and post-World War I America, 19th amenment, and Economic standards below

SS5H2 Describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.
a. Explain how German attacks on U.S. shipping during the war in Europe (1914-1917) ultimately led the U.S. to join the fight against Germany; include the sinking of the Lusitania and concerns over safety of U.S. ships, U.S. contributions to the war, and the impact of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the transatlantic flight (Charles Lindbergh).

SS5CG3 Explain how amendments to the U.S. Constitution have maintained a representative democracy/republic.
a. Explain how voting rights are protected by the 19th amendment.

SS5E3 The student will describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.
a. Describe how competition, markets, and prices influence consumer behavior.
b. Describe how people earn income by selling their labor to businesses.
c. Describe how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.

SS5E1c Describe how specialization can improve standards of living and productivity (e.g., how Henry Ford’s use of the assembly line reduced the price of automobiles)

 

Dear Room 301 Families,

We have reached my favorite time of year.  It is a time when we are encouraged to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives.  I have a lot to be thankful for- amazing husband, kids, family, and the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Mt. Bethel community where I get to work with wonderful students and families like you!  I am so grateful for all of the support and warmth you have shown so far this year!  I am so thankful for the little notes and smiles that students give me and for your matching smiles or notes.

I am thankful for the trust that you show every day when you leave your children to my care.  I am thankful for the support and understanding you show when you refer to us as a team.  It is a privilege to work with such wonderful families, and I want you to know how thankful I am for you!  As we celebrate your child’s growth throughout the year, I hope you know that you know we are also celebrating you and all of the work and dedication you have provided as parents.  You are simply amazing!

I hope this season of the year allows you time to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life.  You and your families will certainly be in my thoughts as I give thanks this year.  Thank you for all of your support and enjoy time over break with your family.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Oakhill

November 18-22

I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving break and enjoy your opportunity to disconnect from school and technology and enjoy some PDF  (playtime, down time , and family time)!  

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Thank you!– Thank you to everyone that brought in items for Acts of Kindness week! 
    • The school raised over $2,500 for CCYA and we raised more money than last year which means= 30 mins of extra recess sometime this week!
    • Donated books for our sister school- Brumby Elementary!  (Thank you to Will K’s mom and Henry’s grandma for helping us wrap!)
    • Bringing in lotion which was a part of the hygiene bags for Simple Needs of GA.
  • Immigration Day Yay!  Mt. Bethel is turning into Ellis Island this Friday.  Make sure that you’re ready and read the previous blog post so that you aren’t deported!  
    • Citizenship study guide has been sent home.  This is due by Monday, November 18th so that you have time to study by Friday!
    • Dresses like an immigrant from the early 1900’s
    • Has their passport (I will give them their passport on Thursday.
    • Has $20 of fake money
    • Brings in a dish of food from their home country. Please have it labeled with any food ingredients  and bring in a dish that can be thrown away!
    • Uses a pillowcase, bag, or suitcase to carry their lunch (Their pillowcase, bag, or suitcase must look like it is from the early 1900’s.)
    • Has their identity card around their neck. Example of an immigration card:

  • STEM Day STEM Day is this Friday from 12:30-1:45 PM.  Students are able to bring in:
    • Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Rolls (we will provide some, but not all)
    • Smaller cardboard boxes ( shoebox or less)

UPCOMING DATES

November 19- Happy Birthday Ethan!
November 20-  Happy Birthday Logan!
November 21- Happy Birthday Zeeyan and Will K!  

November 22- Immigration Day and STEM Day – See previous blog post for more info.
November 23- December 1- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL!
November 23-  Happy Birthday Brynne!
December 6- Last day of fall FACT club!
December 10- TPV from 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Thank you Evan’s mom and Ethan’s mom for volunteering!
December 18- 8:45- 9:30  5th Grade homeroom holiday party
December 19 & 20- Early release days!

 


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

Reading- Quiz Nonfiction Book #1 Tic Tac Toe board due Monday, 11/18.

Nonfiction Unit- 

  • Main Idea and Details (boxes and bullets)
  • Looking inside of the work to determine the meaning (context clues) 
  • One nonfiction book tic tac toe choice board will be due Monday, November 18th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.  They are able to use the immigration books they are using to research for their informational writing.
  • Quarter 2 Tic Tac Toe Board Due Dates
    • Nonfiction Book #1: November 18, 2019
    • Nonfiction Book #2: December 6, 2019
    • Nonfiction Book #3: December 18, 2019
  • We started our class read aloud Front Desk which is about immigration.  We will be connecting with other classes around the world about this book using Padlet, Flipgrid and other tools.

Vocab-

None this week

Writing

Students will be learning different note-taking methods when researching ( mind mapping, outlining, and Cornell notes).  This helps us organize our notes for our informational writing. 

Grammar- Quiz Wednesday (changed from what I said last week) 

ELAGSE5L1b Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence. Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

Math- Quiz Tuesday

  • Monday- Rounding Decimals 
  • Tuesday- Quiz on this information:
    • Standard form: 1.234
    • Word form: one and two hundred thirty-four thousandths
    • Expanded form (decimals):  (1 x 1) +  (2 x 0.1) + (3 x 0.01) + (4 x 0.001)= 1.234
    • Expanded form (fractions): (1 x 1) +  (2 x 1/10) + (3 x 1/100) + (4 x 1/1,000)= 1.234
    • Compare decimals:  1.234 > 1.23
    • Round decimals
  • Wednesday- Friday-  Adding and subtracting decimals

Resoures can be found on OneNote with some great activites to support these standards!

Science-Test Wednesday

  • Monday- Plant Classification
  • Tuesday- Review ( study guide due- went home last week)
  • Wednesday- Test 

Social Studies-

Stock Market Game
– Last week of the Stock Market Game!  Log in to see how your stock is doing and see if there is anything that you want to trade! 

Immigration Day
Make sure that you’re ready and read the previous blog post so that you aren’t deported!  Citizenship test will be a test grade in the gradebook.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

 

November 11- November 15 Happy Veteran’s Day and AOK Week

ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK!

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The week of November 11-15th is 5th Grade Acts of Kindness Week. This long-standing Mt Bethel tradition encourages students to spread kindness in the community, in the building, and throughout our classrooms.

We need your help to collect the following:

  • Copy of a favorite book (new or gently used) to give to a 5th grader at Brumby Elementary. We will be wrapping this in class on Tuesday.  
  • $1 (or more!) on Friday for Pajama Day (benefiting Cobb County Youth Association).

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your room parents.

Jennifer Hickey & Dara Onori

Acts of Kindness Chairs


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Thank you!– I missed y’all last week while I was at the technology conference.  I learned so much and enjoyed making connections with other educators!  Check out my Twitter page to see some stuff that I learned and I can’t wait to incorporate what I learned into the classroom- more creativity!
  • Immigration Day This is next Friday.   See the previous blog post for more info.
    • Citizenship study guide has been sent home.  This is due by next Monday, November 18th so that you have time to study by Friday!
  • Rap Project- Preview the beats ( https://www.flocabulary.com/warp/beats/ ) before rap lesson on Tuesday.
  • Target–  Due to the Wonder movie field trip on Friday we have Target on Thursday from after lunch until the end of the day.  This is the last day of Target until the new year due to Target testing coming up!

UPCOMING DATES

November 11- 15– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (see above)
November 11- Happy Veteran’s Day  (Wear red, white, and blue)  Thank you to all of those that served!
November 13- Half way through the 2nd quarter!
November 14- Diabetes Awareness Day- wear BLUE
November 15- Field trip to see the movie Wonder (Bonnie’s mom will be the chaperone) and bring in $1 to wear PJ bottoms
November 19- Happy Birthday Ethan!
November 20-  Happy Birthday Logan!
November 21- Happy Birthday Zeeyan and Will K!  

November 22- Immigration Day- See previous blog post for more info.
November 23-  Happy Birthday Brynne!


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

COURAGE is doing the right thing even when others are not.

Reading

Nonfiction

  • One nonfiction book tic tac toe choice board will be due Friday, November 15th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.
    Students can read a paper copy of a nonfiction book but many prefer using Epic and Sora to find “just right” books on their level!
  • We will be starting the global read aloud Front Desk this week so please make sure to bring your copy of the book!!  I loved sharing with other educators about the Global Read Aloud and can’t wait for your child to be a part of it.
    Video message from the author

Vocab-Quiz Thursday

co,com- Resources can be found on OneNote under vocab.  

Writing

Informational writing on immigration. 

Grammar- Quiz next Thursday

ELAGSE5L1b Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence. Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

Math-

We will start our unit on decimals.  We will cover the material below this week.  In 5th grade, we cover up until the thousandths place and will practice these skills daily with a decimal of the day.

  • Standard form: 1.234
  • Word form: one and two hundred thirty-four thousandths
  • Expanded form (decimals):  (1 x 1) +  (2 x 0.1) + (3 x 0.01) + (4 x 0.001)= 1.234
  • Expanded form (fractions): (1 x 1) +  (2 x 1/10) + (3 x 1/100) + (4 x 1/1,000)= 1.234
  • Compare decimals:  1.234 > 1.23
  • Round decimals

Resoures can be found on OneNote with some great activites to support these standards!

Science-

Animal Classification. Resources can be found on OneNote.

Social Studies-


You’re doing an amazing job with the Stock Market Game!  Continue using cooperation with your group and I can’t wait to see how much you gain or lose with the $100,000 of play money that your group is given to invest!  Each week we will use a little bit of class time to touch base to see how your stock is doing.  🙂

 

November 4-8

ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK NEXT WEEK!!!

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The week of November 11-15th is 5th Grade Acts of Kindness Week. This long-standing Mt Bethel tradition encourages students to spread kindness in the community, in the building, and throughout our classrooms.

We need your help to collect the following:

  • 5 or more bottles of BODY LOTION for contribution to Hygiene Packs benefiting Simple Needs GA.  Collection bins will be in each 5th grade classroom.
    • Dollar Tree or Wal-Mart items. (regular size)
    • Flip-top bottles are requested.
    • Prefer neutral or men’s scented items if possible
  • Copy of a favorite book (new or gently used) to give to a 5th grader at Brumby Elementary.
  • $1 (or more!) on Friday for Pajama Day (benefiting Cobb County Youth Association).

Items and books are due no later than November 11th. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your room parents.

Jennifer Hickey & Dara Onori

Acts of Kindness Chairs


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Great job with the Bananarama and Idiom dress up!  Your creativity truly shined!
    • Go to SeeSaw to see your child describe idioms.
    • Click here to see your child share their bananarama project. (congrats to Will for representing our class in the school-wide vote! )
    • Click here to see your child share their Halloween costume with the class!
  • Fun Run-Thank you to everyone that participated in the Fun Run!  I enjoyed running the 5K and seeing Sam, Bonnie, and Evan there!
  • Jackets-Please make sure that your child’s first and last name are in their jacket in case it gets left on the playground.
  • Patron Drive– A big thank you to everyone that donated to the Patron Drive!  If you haven’t donated please consider donating and it’s a tax write off!
  • Immigration Day This is less than 3 weeks away.  Start thinking about who you are going to be and working on this project.  See the previous blog post for more info.

UPCOMING DATES

November 4- PTA Spirit Night – Tijuana Joe’s! 20% back to MBES PTA!
November 5- No school for students (election day)
November 8- 6:30 am – PTA Breakfast with Dad
November 6-8– Mrs. Oakhill out speaking at and attending the GAETC ( GA Educational Technology Conference)  Can’t wait to share with you what I learn!
November 10– Happy Birthday Katie!  

November 11- 15– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (see above)
November 15- Field trip to see the movie Wonder  (Bonnie’s mom will be the chaperone)
November 19- Happy Birthday Ethan!
November 20-  Happy Birthday Logan!
November 21- Happy Birthday Zeeyan and Will K!  

November 22- Immigration Day- See previous blog post for more info.
November 23-  Happy Birthday Brynne!


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

COURAGE is doing the right thing even when it is hard.

Reading

  • Fiction book club book tic tac toe choice board will be due Monday, November 4th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.
  • This week we will be starting our nonfiction unit. Students can read a paper copy of a nonfiction book but many prefer using Epic and Sora to find “just right” books on their level!
  • We will be starting the global read aloud Front Desk next Monday so please make sure to bring your copy of the book!  

Vocab-Quiz Thursday

Quad – Resources can be found on OneNote under vocab.  

Writing

Informational writing on immigration. 

Grammar- Quiz Thursday

Use punctuation to separate items in a series (L.5.2.a)- Quiz Thursday. Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

Math- Test Wednesday  and Quiz Monday 

Powers of Ten- I can multiply and divide by powers of ten.  Quiz Monday of Powers of Ten.  

Unit 1 test Wednesday will be on: 

  • Place Value for Whole Numbers
    • Expanded Form 1,328=(1 x 1,000) + (3 x 100) + (2 x 10) + (8 x 1 )
    • Standard Form
    • Word Form
    • Rounding whole numbers
    • Comparing whole numbers
  • Whole Number Multiplication(5.NBT.5)
  • Whole Number Division and Interpreting Remainders  (5.NBT.6)
  • Order of Operations (5.OA.1)
  • Numerical expressions (5.OA.2)
  • Powers of Ten (5.NBT.2)

 Resources can be found on OneNote for each standard and here is an awesome YouTube Channel that goes over the 5th grade standards.  

Science-

Animal Classification. Resources can be found on OneNote.

Social Studies-


You’re doing an amazing job with the Stock Market Game!  Continue using cooperation with your group and I can’t wait to see how much you gain or lose with the $100,000 of play money that your group is given to invest!  Each week we will use a little bit of class time to touch base to see how your stock is doing.  🙂

 

October 28- November 1 Happy Halloween…. it’s FL/GA Week! Go Gators!

WE LOVE SEESAW!  THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDATION!

Support our Foundation!  Our goal is to have 100% participation.  Students at Mt. Bethel are so lucky to have Seesaw which allows students to share with you what they do in the classroom and at STEM!

Showing our book buddies in Mrs. Bain’s first grade class how to use Seesaw! Thank you to the Foundation for Seesaw and the 1st grade iPad cart!


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Congrats to everyone that participated in the STEM Fair!  Way to have fun and practice the scientific method at the same time!
  • Banana-Rama In efforts to carry on a 5th grade MBES tradition, we will be participating in a fun project. I can’t wait to see your creativity! Please bring them in on October 31st and students will be bringing them home that afternoon! Bananarama info
  • Idiom Dress Up  To help celebrate the last year of being in elementary school and learning about idioms this wee we will be having an idiom dress up on Halloween!
    Idiom Dress Up Instructions
  • Dunwoody Nature Center  We will go to the Dunwoody Nature Center this Wednesday
    • We will have ELA in the morning and buses will leave between 9:30- 9:45.
    • Katie, Evan and Henry signed up to buy school lunch.
    • We will eat lunch in the classroom when we come back to school.  (Able to bring a lunch box but only students above can buy school lunch.)
    • Take a look at the weather and dress accordingly!  If it does rain there is an indoor option for us!
  • Immigration Day See previous blog post for more info.  Form signed due on Tuesday!

UPCOMING DATES

October 30- Happy Birthday Katy, Dunwoody Nature Center field trip (Ayla’s mom will be the chaperone!) and Walton Family Cluster Night (NO homework! YAY!! Rest up for tomorrow night!!! )
October 31- Bananarama due and Idiom dress up day for Halloween.  Foundation Patron Drive month ends( our goal is 100%)
November 1– FL/GA plays this weekend!  Wear either orange/blue or black/red.  GO GATORS!
November 5- No school for students (election day)
November 6-8– Mrs. Oakhill out speaking at and attending the GAETC ( GA Educational Technology Conference)  Can’t wait to share with you what I learn!
November 11- 15– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (more information to come)
November 15- Field trip to see the movie Wonder  (field trip slip coming home the first week of November)
November 22- Immigration Day- See previous blog post for more info.


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

Perseverance means you focus on looking forward, not behind you.

Reading

This is the last week of our unit on book clubs where we will be:

  • looking at the similarities and differences in how theme, characters, and settings play out in different texts.  (RL 5.3) Resources can be found on OneNote under reading and then Unit 1. 
  • finishing the Home of the Brave novel

Fiction book club book tic tac toe choice board will be due on November 4th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.  

Vocab-Quiz on Friday 

Taking a break from prefixes this week and moving onto being able to recognize and explain the meaning of idioms, adages and proverbs. (L.5.5.B) Resources can be found on OneNote under vocab.  

Writing

We will be finishing up our practice narrative Milestones prompt this week and doing one more before moving onto our informational writing next week! 

Grammar

We will be cover this over the next two weeks.Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar.  

  • Use punctuation to separate items in a series (L.5.2.a)- Quiz next Thursday.

Math

Numerical Expressions 5.OA.2 – Quiz Monday
We will review on Tuesday and have a test next Thursday on Unit 1.  I will start our decimal unit on Wednesday this week as I will be out Wednesday- Friday next week at a tech conference.   

Science

We will be starting our unit on animal classification on Tuesday.  This week we will be learning to:

  • classify objects and things
  • distinguish between a vertebrate and invertebrate animal

Resources can be found on OneNote.

Social Studies-

Turn of the Century test on Monday.  A paper study guide was given out last week and can also be found on OneNote. 


You’re doing an amazing job with the Stock Market Game!  Continue using cooperation with your group and I can’t wait to see how much you gain or lose with the $100,000 of play money that your group is given to invest!  Each week we will use a little bit of class time to touch base to see how your stock is doing.  🙂

 

Immigration Day- November 22nd!

We have been learning about immigration and emigration during Social Studies and will also be researching immigration and writing an informational piece of writing during writer’s workshop this quarter.  The 5th grade moment that students have been waiting for-  Mt. Bethel is going to turn into Ellis Island on November 22nd!

This week I went over with students about Immigration Day and gave students handouts which are below that your child brought home yesterday.  More resources are also posted on OneNote. There is a form to sign and return by Tuesday, October 29th. Please read through and have your child write any questions that they have on a Post It note and put it on the Parking Lot in the classroom.  I will answer the questions written on the Post It notes whole group since other classmates might have that same question.

October 21- 25

THANK YOU!

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me last week about your child so that I could share with you how amazing they are!  Thank you for partnering with me to make it a great last year of elementary school for your child!  My door is always open so don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Class Dojo if you have any questions or concerns. 🙂

As mentioned in conferences that organization, study skills, and work habits are the biggest skills to work on this year to prepare them for success in middle school and high school.  Every Monday I have a blog post with information for the week, but your child’s planner is the most up to date of what is for homework, quiz and test dates, along with reminders. Please continue to make sure that your child is filling out their planner as it is a part of their morning routine since they became proficient in this skill in 3rd and 4th grade. If it’s blank they didn’t follow the morning routine.  As a teacher, I don’t check that it’s being filled out but I do random planner checks since teachers won’t check next year.

Parents also loved seeing their child’s Moby Max data growth at conferences.  Here is a blog post that I posted earlier this year about how to access your child’s data at home to see the most up to date data!  Celebrate your child’s learning gains!


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Thank you to our PTA for providing lunch for teachers last week!
  •  Foundation Patron Drive  Each family is encouraged to donate $125 per student.  This money pays for additional instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials.  Please donate today as our classroom goal is 100%.
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Field Trip – Thank you to Will’s mom for being the chaperone on the field trip!  Look at these amazing pictures that she took!
  • Banana-Rama In efforts to carry on a 5th grade MBES tradition, we will be participating in a fun project. I can’t wait to see your creativity!  Bananarama info
  • Idiom Dress Up  To help celebrate the last year of being in elementary school and learning about idioms the last week of October our class will be having an idiom dress up on Halloween!
    Idiom Dress Up Instructions
  • Dunwoody Nature Center  We will go to the Dunwoody Nature Center on Wednesday, October 30th. We will eat lunch at the nature center that day, so if they bring lunch from home, it must be completely disposable and labeled with their name.
  • Congrats to our Moby Max Get Crackin’ Fall Kickoff winners!  Way to go!  Moby Max will be sending them these prizes that they chose!

UPCOMING DATES

October 22- STEM Fair 5:30- 7:00 PM
October 30- Happy Birthday Katy, Dunwoody Nature Center field trip (Ayla’s mom will be the chaperone!) and Walton Family Cluster Night (NO homework! YAY!! )
October 31- Bananarama due and Idiom dress up day for Halloween.  Foundation Patron Drive month ends( our goal is 100%)
November 5- No school for students (election day)
November 11- 15- 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (more information to come)
November 15- Field trip to see the movie Wonder  (field trip slip coming home first week of November)


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage

Perseverance means sometimes you need to change how you do things.  

Reading

Book clubs and during independent reading students will be looking for the theme in their book and write a RACE response on theme that is due Thursday.  Also, be on the lookout for Quarter 2 independent reading Tic Tac Toe board instructions that I will go over this week.  The first one for the fiction book club book will be due on November 4th. Handouts can be found on OneNote in case your child misplaces their paper copy.  

Sora and Epic
Last week in our Friday folders there was a handout on Sora which is where students can access ebooks from the school library and public library.  In our classroom, we will also use a program called Epic.  Students already know how to access Epic books on Epic for free at school, but I will also introduce Sora this week. I have posted this resource to OneNote too! Sora and Epic are both great tools as we move into our nonfiction unit in two weeks!   Thank you to our Foundation for helping with Sora!
Video about Sora
Video about Epic

Vocab

bi and tri- Vocab quiz on Thursday
As we move into the second quarter some weeks we will be covering two roots.  Students are given time in class to work on the vocab homework once the root is introduced.  🙂

 

Writing

Narrative writing- We will have author’s chair on Monday and then move onto narrative prompt writing for the next two weeks and will work on writing to a prompt and within a time frame.  Resources on OneNote.  

Grammar

Punctuating Titles- Quiz on Thursday.
Resources can be found on OneNote under grammar and then L.5.2.D- Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

Math

Numerical Expressions 5.OA.2 
Great job on the order of operations quiz last week. This week we will be moving onto numerical expressions this week which is a harder standard for students since it’s the first year students have been introduced to this concept.  You can do it!

– Write an expression to represent a situation (i.e. 7 more than 8 is expressed as 8 + 7; 7 times a number is expressed as 7 x n)
– Analyze expressions by interpreting the relationships among the numbers without evaluating them (i.e. 3 x (750 + 250) is three times as large as 1000.

Science

Way to go scientists on the Earth Science unit and showing your learning on Seesaw.  I can’t wait to see what we observe at the Dunwoody Nature Center next week!

Social Studies

We will cover all of this standard by Wednesday.  Review will be on Thursday and test on Monday, October 28th.  A study guide can be found on OneNote. 

SS5H1 Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
1. Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western and the Chisholm Trail.
2. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).
3. Explain how William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt expanded America’s role in the world; include the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.
4. Describe the reasons people immigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled.


You’re doing an amazing job with the Stock Market Game!  Continue using cooperation with your group and I can’t wait to see how much you gain or lose with the $100,000 of play money that your group is given to invest!  Every Monday we will use a little bit of class time to touch base to see how your stock is doing.  🙂

October 7- 11

LAST WEEK OF THE 1ST QUARTER!!


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

  • Thank you to our TPV volunteers- Katy and Sam’s mom!
  •  Foundation Patron Drive  Each family is encouraged to donate $125 per student.  This money pays for additional instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials.  Please donate today as our classroom goal is 100%.
  • Parent/ Teacher ConferencesHalf days every day next week.  I look forward to meeting with you!
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Field Trip – We will go to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this Tuesday- October 8th. Students are expected to dress up that day. We will eat lunch after we get back, so please have your child bring a big snack that they can eat before we leave.
  • Banana-Rama– In efforts to carry on a 5th grade MBES tradition, we will be participating in a fun project. A flyer was sent home before break with all the details which you can also access here.  Bananarama info
  • Idiom Dress Up–  To help celebrate the last year of being in elementary school and learning about idioms the last week of October our class will be having an idiom dress up on Halloween!
    Idiom Dress Up Instructions
  • Dunwoody Nature Center – We will go to the Dunwoody Nature Center on Wednesday, October 30th. Permission slips went home before the break. Please have your child return their permission slip, payment, and lunch form ASAP. Also, we will eat lunch at the nature center that day, so if they bring a lunch from home, it must be a completely disposable and labeled with their name.

UPCOMING DATES

October 8- Orchestra field trip
October 10- Early Release 12:30 PM
October 11- Last day of the 1st quarter and Mrs. Oakhill out for family wedding
October 14- 18 Conference Week (Early release at 12:30 PM every day)
October 16- Aaron and Ava
October 22- STEM Fair 5:30- 7:00 PM
October 30- Happy Birthday Katy, Dunwoody Nature Center field trip and Walton Family Cluster Night (no homework! )
October 31- Bananarama due and Idiom dress up day for Halloween.  Foundation Patron Drive month ends( our goal is 100%)


CURRICULUM- WHAT WE’RE LEARNING THIS WEEK!  

Voyage
Perseverance is never giving up, even when the task is hard.  

Reading
– Book clubs and looking at the theme while reading.  Students will be working on finding evidence to support their book club theme independent reading time. They will write a RACE reading response on the RACE template on OneNote and then they will turn in their final draft to Moby Max Writing Assignments where I can grade it with a rubric.
– Moby Max theme assignment due by Thursday. Read blog post to learn more about Moby Max.
– Test Thursday on theme.  

Vocab– (AC students and non-AC students)
Reviewing all of the roots learned first quarter (pre, post, mono, poly, uni).  Go to OneNote and study the Quizlets for the test Thursday.  

Writing– (Mrs. Oakhill’s class)
Students are revising their writing using the narrative writing checklist.
Narrative due on Wednesday and celebration and author’s chair on Thursday. 

Grammar– (AC students and non-AC students) 
None this week

Math– (Mrs. Oakhill’s class)
Order of Operations- quiz next Tuesday

5.OA.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
Learning Targets
– Determine how parentheses and brackets affect expressions.

– Use parentheses and brackets to group an expression within a multi-step expression.
– Evaluate expressions with parentheses and brackets.

Science
Constructive and destructive forces (23% of GA Milestones for Science).
– Seesaw Science project due on Monday.  I messaged parents on Class Dojo instructions for students
Test on Tuesday before we leave for the field trip.  Study guide with Quizlets and Quizizz can be found on OneNote. 

Social Studies
Stock Market game will be starting on Tuesday and will go until December 6th. Watch this video to learn more about the game.

After our Science test and the Stock Market game has been explained and started we will then move onto the Turn of the Century.

SS5H1 Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
1. Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.

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