Hi there! We have a lot going this month. Please read the information below and contact me if you have any questions.
Math – The students will begin a decimals unit this week. We will cover place value and comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals in this unit.
Reading – We will begin working with nonfiction texts this week. The students will learn nonfiction text features, text structures, main ideas and details, and how to summarize this quarter.
Writing – We will begin learning how to write informational essays this week. The students will research and write an informative essay on immigration this quarter.
Science – We began a unit of classifying animals and plants on Friday. The students will have a test over this unit on either 11/20 or 11/21. I will let you know the exact date as it gets closer. The students are highly encouraged to study throughout the unit. They can use the notes that we glue into their Science notebook to prepare for this test.
Grammar – We will continue to focus on using commas in a series. The students will have a test over this standard on Friday.
Vocabulary – The students will have a quiz over idioms, proverbs, and adages on Wednesday. They were originally supposed to take this quiz last Friday, but I pushed it back in order to give them more time to prepare. We will review tomorrow in class, and I will also give them a study guide. Also, the students will have a quiz over words that contain the quad- prefix on Friday. They will receive their list tomorrow.
Halloween Snacks – Thank you so much to Audrey, Brielle, Bridget, Laurel, and Nikoletta for bringing in some yummy Halloween treats for us last week!
Voyager of the Week – Congratulations to Sam on being our Voyager of the Week! Sam demonstrates perseverance every day. He works hard and never gives up when something gets difficult. Way to go, Sam!
Acts of Kindness Week – Acts of Kindness Week will be November 11th-15th. The 5th grade students will spread kindness throughout our school and community that week. Please see our schedule for this week and the Acts of Kindness Parent Letter below. We are asking each 5th grader to bring in the following by Mon. Nov. 11th: 1.) a copy of your child’s favorite new or gently used book to be given to a 5th grader at Brumby Elementary School, and 2.) deodorant (5 or more). Each 5th grade class is bringing in a specific hygiene item that will be donated to an organization called Simple Needs, and my class was asked to donate deodorant. All donations will be combined, and the 5th graders will assemble hygiene packs during Acts of Kindness Week. Many of our Mt. Bethel families have been blessed with the ability to donate items to those less fortunate, and I look forward to being overwhelmed with our class participation in this long-standing 5th grade tradition!
AOK 5th Grade Parents letter
Wonder Field Trip – The 5th grade class will go to Merchant’s Walk Theater to see the movie Wonder on Friday, 11/15. This field trip will wrap up our Acts of Kindness Week. The cost of this trip is $15 and includes a popcorn and a Sprite or water. The students will not be allowed to purchase other snacks, so please do not send them with money. In addition, the students should wear their class t-shirt that day. Also, only five students ordered a sack lunch, so most of the students will need to bring a lunch on the day of our field trip. Their lunch does not need to be disposable because we will eat in my classroom when we return from seeing the movie. Last, please return the permission slip and payment ASAP. Payments can also be made on MyPaymentsPlus.
Immigration Day – Immigration Day is on Friday, November 22nd. The students were given two packets of information about this event. One packet gives a brief overview of the requirements and expectations for this day. It also has a portion that needs to be signed by a parent and returned to school. It was due last Tuesday, and I still have about five students who have not turned it in. Please send it back to school ASAP. The other packet goes into more detail about the requirements and expectations. I have posted the packets below in case you have misplaced the ones that were sent home. Also, the students will take a citizenship test as part of Immigration Day simulation. This test will count as a S.S. test grade for 2nd quarter. The students will be given their study guide tomorrow. It is due back to class on Monday 11/11. We will go over the answers that day, and then the students will have two weeks to study for this test. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Immigration Day Information
Immigration Day Requirements and Expectations
Dates to Remember –
Tuesday, 11/5 – No School
Wednesday, 11/6 – Idioms, Proverbs, & Adages Quiz
Friday, 11/8 – Commas in a Series Quiz & Quad- Quiz
Monday, 11/11 – Book & Deodorant Donations Due and Citizenship Study Guide Due
Friday, 11/15 – Wonder Field Trip
Friday, 11/22 – Immigration Day
Have a wonderful week!