Hi parents and students!
It was so wonderful meeting with you this past week! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!
We have a busy week ahead!
Monday begins our big head campaign. As you know we love our technology in 5thgrade! The money raised from our campaign will go right to our learning commons where 15 additional new laptops will be purchased. Another great part of this is we get back 10% of our class total. This means 10% of what our class raises, will be given right back to what we need in our own classroom! We thank you in advance for any and all support. Please click on the link to donate. https://4agc.com/donation_pages/ee84c117-fe30-433e-a022-c89ed5775764
This Tuesday, October 24th is the 5th grade musical, I Need a Vacation!
Fifth Grade Musical – I NEED A VACATION! – Tuesday, October 24 – 6:30
We will present our 5th Grade Musical “I Need a Vacation!” on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM in the Ford Gym. Fifth graders should plan on arriving by 6:15 PM. All 5th grade students will participate in this performance. We will also have 2 school performances that morning at 8:15 & 9:00 AM.
Costumes: Students should wear their 5th grade t-shirt and school appropriate shorts/pants. It’s best if the shorts or pants have pockets!
SUNGLASSES: All students need to bring in a pair of sunglasses (any styles if fine) by October 19. It’s best if sunglasses are labeled with the student’s name and stay at school from October 19-24.
This Friday, October 27th, we will have our fifth grade lock in from 6:30-10:00!!
Reading: In reading this week, we will be working in reading groups with non-fiction pieces. We will also begin Unit 4 Vocabulary. We will have our test next Monday, October 30th. Please make sure students are reviewing the words each night.
Language Arts: We will continue our opinion writing this week. We will continue working on good introductions, hooks, conclusions, and body paragraphs. We will also focus on how to elaborate and add details.
Math: We will begin multiplying decimals this week. We will teach this with the models and with the traditional algorithm. We will also complete Week 8 bellringer. Please review these problems with your children at home. The Bellringer Quiz will be on Friday, October 27th.
Science: We will wrap up chapter 6, which is classifying plants and animals. Please make sure your child begins to study their vocabulary. The test will be Friday, October. 27th. Continue to review notes in the notebook as well. We will not have an accelerated option for this chapter.
Social Studies: Our next social studies unit will be changing nations. Here are some of the standards we will cover. I suggest picking one of the topics and reading a book or watching a video. Have some conversations with your child so they can have some background knowledge of what we will be doing.
SS5H3 – The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
SS5H3.a -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.
SS5H3.b – Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).
SS5H3.c – 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.
SS5H3.d – Describe the reasons people emigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled.
SS5H3.e – Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans; include the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the relocation of Native Americans to reservations.