Welcome back to routine!
no more testing! no more breaks! no more overnight field trips! As much as I love 2/3 of those occurrences, I am ready to get back to teaching 🙂
Wednesday is school wide Career Day. We’ll be hearing from a few speakers.
Friday is our 5th grade panoramic picture. Wear your green 5th grade shirt! Edit: I have been informed that this shirt is, in fact BLUE. If you didn’t already know I am color blind, I guess my secret is out 🙂
Friday we are having visitors from ECMS come speak about 6th grade. (eek!) We typically take a trip to the school for a tour, but they’re coming to us because of the move.
Friday we will send progress reports home. Please have any missing work turned in before this point.
WW2 test Monday. We will continue discussing the economic and political differences between the US and Soviet Union in the decades following WW2.
Several people have still not turned in their Axis Aggression WW2 reading assignment. Please be sure those are completed by Wednesday so your grade will be on your progress report.
AC Language Arts
FINALLY getting back to our Argumentative essays! We will be researching on Monday and Tuesday in class; any additional research needs to be done outside of class. After that we will start outlining our essays.
This week we’ll be working on classifying quadrilaterals by their attributes. We’ll be working on a quadrilateral design project both in class and at home.
mon – p. 933-934
tues – finish design project rough draft
wed – p. 939-940
thurs – finish design project final draft
fri – morning work review quiz & quadrilateral classification quiz
We will have a test over WW2 in social studies on Monday. Students received study guides on Wednesday, and can turn in on the day of the test for extra credit!
I hope everyone is having a relaxing spring break! As you know, testing will begin the week we return to school. I am posting the review guide from the state for reference. This file includes study guides and practice questions within. This is by no means a mandatory activity, but available for help!
Testing Study Guide
Some last minute reminders…
- Please arrive by 5 am tomorrow
- It looks like it may rain tomorrow in Jekyll, so pack accordingly
- Bring breakfast, snacks, and water for bus ride. We will provide for the rest of the trip. You’re welcome to bring a reusable water bottle, but you must keep up with it
- Bring some DVDs for us to watch on the bus rides.
- Take all AM medications before bus ride.
- Make sure you have several sharpened pencils.
- If you would like text updates throughout the trip, email me your number if you haven’t already.
send me an email if you have any more questions!
One week until Jekyll woooooooo!
Wednesday – Report Cards go home. Tuesday Trackers will go home this day as well.
Thursday – Jekyll paperwork/medications due
Friday – Jekyll homework due
Continuing with WW2 this week. We will be discussing some of the major events for Americans in WW2 including Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and the Battle of Iwo Jima.
AC Language Arts
This week we’ll be discussing ch. 9-16 of The Giver. Comprehension questions and dialectical journal are due Friday. Several people did not turn in all of their Ch. 1-8 work last week, so please do so immediately! If all goes as planned, our ceremony of 12 will be Thursday.
In writing, we’ll be narrowing our topic for the argumentative essay and begin some preliminary research.
This week we’ll be working on calculating the volume of composite figures and coordinate graphing.
mon – 965-966
tues – worksheet
wed – 972-973
thurs – volume quiz; no homework
Monday – Synergy Squads
Tuesday – 6 pm Jekyll Parent Information Meeting
Wednesday – Early Release
Friday – Courthouse Field Trip. Please return your permission forms ASAP. send me an email if you need a new copy! Remember to pack a labeled sack lunch if you plan on bringing a lunch.
This week we’ll be discussing the causes of WW2 in Europe. We will be focusing on the ways problems left behind from WW1 and the Great Depression caused the start of yet another wide scale war.
AC Language Arts
In reading this week, we will be discussing Ch. 1-8 of The Giver. Students are plowing through this book, and I’m so glad so many are enjoying it! Students should be reading ch. 9-18 in preparation for next week. Due to a field trip and an early release day, we will have less time to work on these in class, so please plan accordingly!
Ch. 1-8 assignments due Friday:
dialectical journal (began last week)
In writing, we have been working on an argumentative essay. Luckily, arguing is a generally familiar practice for most 10/11 year olds, so things are going well! I was so impressed with our speed debating activity from Friday, and we will be using those questions this week to narrow our ideas into an essay topic.
This week we are beginning to learn about measuring and geometry. We will review area and perimeter, and learn how to calculate the volume of prisms.
mon – finish classwork
tues – 953-954
wed – worksheet
thurs – 959-960
this week we will be wrapping up the Great Depression, and beginning our study of WW2. We will be discussing the rise of dictators in Europe in the years leading up to the war.
Pluta’s Great Depression Test is Monday, and Moses class will be on Tuesday.
AC Language Arts
We’ve started our new writing unit where we will be working to write an argumentative essay. So far we’ve been analyzing/evaluating the parts of an argumentative essay, and later this week we will have a speed debate session.
We’re starting The Giver this week! We’ll be working with the foundations of dystopian literature this week, and students need to read ch. 1-8 by next Monday.
Last week we focused on converting customary units of measurement, and this week we’ll be learning about the metric system. We will be learning strategies to convert metric units of length, mass, and capacity.
mon – p 861-862
tues – p. 875-876
wed – line plot of the day
thurs – p 881-882
fri – metric conversion quiz.