February 25-March 8

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a fabulous winter break. Last week completely flew by, and I have a feeling this week will too. Thank you all for such a fabulous birthday celebration; I feel so lucky to have all of you!

Here is what we have going on:

Inquiry: Last week, we finished learning about constructive and destructive forces in our Unit of Inquiry. This week, we are wrapping up the unit, Method to the Madness. This unit focuses on the systems in our world, and we are going to learn about the government system! We will wrap up that learning segment on Wednesday, and I will give them their summative assignment that will be due on Friday, 3/8.

Reading: we are working on different text structures in fiction and non fiction texts. We are focusing on the elements of poetry and how they influence the theme of a poem. The students have their final assessment for the One and Only Ivan on Wednesday, and their summative projects are due on Friday. They have class time to work on these assignments daily, but if they don’t think that they will finish by the deadline, they can work on them at home.

Writing: We are continuing to work on our Informational Writing pieces on animals. We should wrap up our drafts this week, and next week, we will work on editing, revising, and publishing. Keep an eye out for an invitation to our Author’s Breakfast!

Math: We are working on our geometry unit. Last week, we worked on classifying triangles by their attributes, and this week, we are learning about quadrilaterals. They will be assessed on these standards next week!

 

Reminders:

The 4th and 5th Grade Dance is Friday 3/15. I can’t wait to see all of you there!

Extra practice for math was sent home last week. The students have 2 My Math books! I have also posted assignments to Freckle for reading and math. If you would like additional materials for science and social studies, please let me know!

Next Wednesday, 3/13 is early release!

We have a field trip to listen to the symphony on March 12. Make sure to return the permission forms!

Space Camp is this month!! We are so excited! Please make sure all accounts are paid in full by March 15!

 

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