Durham School Supplies

Happy almost-end-of-the-school-year!  Like you, our PTSA is already preparing for next year and we are excited about welcoming many of your 5th graders to Durham in August!

We are again selling teacher-approved school supply kits to help students kick-off middle school right.  www.durhammsptsa.com.  The kits are on sale now… but only until June 30th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support and all you do for our future Wildcats!

Jessica Mirth

Durham PTSA President

Our Week

May 1st: Fifth Grade Panoramic Picture- Wear Fifth Grade class t-shirt or a gray t-shirt.

May 2nd: Tug-of-War- Wear tennis shoes.

May 3rd: Fifth Grade Stone Mountain Field Trip- Please review information sent home last week.

May 4th: All books are due back to the Learning Commons.

What’s Going on This Week

Language Arts: This week we are wrapping up our unit on The Civil Rights Movement. Our test will be Friday, March 16th. We will spend a few days leading up to the test reviewing.
Math: We are focusing on Fractions! We have been learning how to: Add-Subtract- Multiply and Now divide Fractions! We are learning how to show them in visual models as well as completing them mathematically through algorithms!
Social Studies: We have finished up with the roaring twenties and the great depression and are moving into WWII. Please study your notes in your journals the night after we take our notes in class!
Science: We are moving into animal classification and traits!! At the end of this month!
Announcements:
-This is the last week to send in donations for our STEMtastic Campaign! Please remember that 100% of the proceeds directly go back to enhancing your child’s learning experiences!

-Wednesday, March 14th is an Early Release Day for students. We will release two hours early.

-Wednesday is also the end of Quarter 3. Your child has to have any missing assignments turned in by Wednesday in order to receive credit on the Third Nine Week Report Card.

-Friday, March 16th is Spirit Night at Skyzone!

Interactive Games for fractions

Reducing Fractions-

https://www.brainpop.com/messages/logged-out-by-others/?refer=/math/numbersandoperations/reducingfractions/

https://www.iknowit.com/lessons/e-simplifying-fractions.html

Simplifying fractions moon shoot fractions game, for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade children.

 

Converting fractions (mixed to improper or improper to mixed)

https://www.iknowit.com/lessons/e-converting-improper-fractions-and-mixed-numbers.html 

 

Subtracting and Adding fractions

https://www.iknowit.com/lessons/e-subtracting-mixed-numbers-unlike-denominators.html

 

 

What We’re Learning

Language Arts: This week we will continue to focus on The Civil Rights Movement. We will learn about The Civil Rights Movement through videos, photographs, books, articles, and reader’s theater passages. Our test will be Friday, March 16th. We will spend a few days leading up to the test reviewing.

Math: We are focusing the next 2 weeks on Fractions! We have been learning how to: Add-Subtract- Multiply and Now divide Fractions! We are leaning how to show them in visual models as well as completing them mathematically through algorithms!

Social Studies: We have finished up with the roaring twenties and the great depression and are moving into WWII. Please study your notes in your journals the night after we take our notes in class!

Science: We are moving into animal classification and traits!! At the end of this month!

Announcements:

-We kicked off our STEM Campaign last Friday with a Pep Rally! Students will be working to raise donations for our Foundation for the next two weeks! We love our Frey Foundation and all the wonderful STEM resources they provide!

 

FDR New Deal