Hello 5th grade families! We hope that you had a nice weekend. Here are some updates for the week:
Science Fair: Students that have submitted their Data and Conclusion have received their science fair boards. Completed boards are due May 31st. We will have a board work day this Wednesday (307) and Thursday (306). Students will have access to printing, construction paper and rubber cement. If there is anything else they need to work on it (bubble letters, boarders, pictures they took), they should bring those on their work day.
Science Fair is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd and parents will be able to come in to the MPR at 8:45 to view boards before judging starts.
I have posted the final rubric and a suggested board layout on Google Classroom.
Star 360: End of the Year test schedule for this week
307 Reading: Thursday 26th @ 9:00
307 Math Wednesday 25th @10:30
306 Reading: Thursday 26th @10:30
307 Math: Wednesday 25th @9:00
* GUM quiz on Friday covering lessons 49-56. We will review in class on Thursday. Students can go over the review and their workbook pages to study.
Have a great week!
Good morning 5th Grade Families!
We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather. It's hard to believe that there are only 21 days left of school. We want to thank everyone for all their kindness shown to us during teacher appreciation week. We have felt very special and are thankful for all of you and your children this year. THANK YOU!
In reading this week, we are focusing on how to read poetry. Students will learn some close reading strategies for interpreting and analyzing poems.
Science Fair Updates: Hopefully your child has completed their experiment (3 trials) by today, some have reached out to me for an extension which is no problem. Component #2 is due this Friday, May 20th (data and conclusion) and should be completed on the same google document as Component #1. As of now, the final board will be due May 31st.
The science fair is planned for June 3rd in the MPR. Parents are welcome to come view projects starting at 8:45. Projects will then be judged my middle school students.
Math: Test tomorrow (5/17)
Ukulele updates: Students are doing a great job learning this new instrument. They have already learned how to play a few songs! The concert is scheduled for June 9th- more details to come.
We hope everyone has a great week!
Happy Stormy Friday! We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable spring break. It was so nice to see many of you at parent teacher conferences this week. It was great touching base and catch up about your child's progress this year.
We are at the tail end of our informational writing unit. Students are working SO hard on their magazines. I encourage you to ask your child to share their writing. We will finish next week and move onto our poetry unit.
Reminder that the 5th grade sexual health unit will begin on Monday/Tuesday of this upcoming week. In science, we will focus 2 days on that unit and the 3rd day on science fair. Students have their science fair proposal form due Monday/Tuesday. The next part of the project will be assigned, Science Fair Component #1. Everything for this next steps will be posted in google classroom. Students are to complete all of the work on the google doc that is assigned on google classroom. If your child needs any extension at any point, that is no problem, they just need to email me or sent a note for my records. Please reach out with any questions.
* Greek and Latin Lesson 9 Test Wednesday.
* Scientific Method quiz Friday
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the weather tomorrow!!
We hope that everyone had a great weekend! It's wild to know that quarter 3 ends this week and spring break is around the corner. Look out for a sign up genius to be emailed out this week for Quarter 3 conferences, held on April 20th.
Today, your child will be bringing home two important letters. One will be about the 5th grade science fair that we are officially beginning this week. The letter outlines the different components of the project as well as due dates. The second letter is informing families of the 5th Grade Sexual Health unit that will begin after spring break during science class. There is an informational virtual meeting Wednesday morning at 8:00 am if you have any questions.
Google Meet Link:
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dkp-xeep-mmr
In reading/writing, students are continuing their magazine articles. They are doing a great job so far!
On Wednesday, 5th Grade will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment. This consists of 3 tests- we will take 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Each test is about 45 minutes.
Reminder that there is no school Friday (School Improvement Day). We hope that everyone has a wonderful week and a restful Spring Break!
We hope everyone had a restful weekend! This week, 5th grade will begin ukulele lessons with our partnership with Old Town Music. Students will have 8 weeks of lesson and there will be concert in June- more details to come about that. Room 306 will have their lessons on Wednesday afternoon (they begin next week) and 307 will have lessons on Friday (beginning this Friday).
* Last day to turn out late work is this Friday, 4/1
* Text Structure Quiz Tuesday- they have notes in their writing notebook to review
* GUM Unit 4 test Thursday- there will be a study guide and we will review on Tuesday
* Math unit test on Friday
We hope everyone had an restful weekend and enjoyed this beautiful weather! Our matter unit is coming to an end this week. Students really enjoyed this unit and all the hands on labs and digital simulations they got to engage in. We are ending this week with a 5th grade wide element project- together we will be making an artistic periodic table to hang in the school. We can't wait to see the final product!
In writing, students are switching to informational writers. We have been studying informational writing as readers, but for the remaining 3 weeks of the quarter, students will be writing their own informational magazine. It will consist of 5 shorter articles, each written with a different text structure. They will incorporate relevant text features to enhance their writing. We will begin in a brainstorming packet where they will record their ideas and research. The writing of the articles will be in a google document assigned on Google Classroom. The final product will be printed out and assembled to look like a magazine. This is one of my favorite units of the year, because students get to explore a topic of their choice and create a final product to be proud of.
Other updates for the week:
* IAR Math testing on Wednesday
Test 1 9:15-10:15
Test 2 10:30- 11:30
Test 3 12:45- 1:45
* Element Research Project- to be completed on the white tile passed out at school (directions are on Google Classroom) due FRIDAY
* Greek and Latin 8 Test Friday
* Science Test (306 Thursday and 307 Friday) There is a study guide to help prepare, this will be worked on in class this week.
* Science extra credit is being given today- due next Monday
* Math Quiz on Friday
* The quarter ends on 4/7, we are asking that all LATE work being submitted by 4/1
We hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather really shaped up by the end, looking forward to the warmer temperatures these next few days. On Wednesday (3/16), students will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Literacy portion. ELA Unit 1 test will take place 9:30-11:00 and ELA Unit 2 test will take place in the afternoon 12:45-2:15. They will both be online tests. The following Wednesday, students will take the math portion of the tests. We will share that schedule at the end of the week.
* Wordly Wise Lesson 8 test will be on Thursday
* Text structure homework will be assigned Monday, due Friday
Have a wonderful week!
This week we finished Number the Stars. Students presented their One Pager projects today and they are incredible! They did a great job analyzing the book, being creative with their work and I could tell them were proud of their work while presenting.
Next week in reading/writing, we will be moving onto our Informational Reading & Writing Unit. Some skills we will focus on are main idea, summarizing, text structure and informational text features. The final project of their unit will revolve around students writing their own magazine about a topic of their choice. The magazine will have several articles in it all using different text structures. I am very excited about this unit!
Students will also be starting a new math unit next week, Covering and Surrounding about area, perimeter and measurement.
* February Independent Reading Assessment (IRA) is due Monday
* Undefeated projects due Monday
* Greek and Latin Lesson 7 will begin Monday, test Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We started off the week full of kindness celebrating Valentine's Day in class. Students made solo cup tower models in teams using only rubber bands and strings. It was a fun challenge! They also shared kind word towards each other through our "One Kind Valentine" activity.
Today, students did check Aspen to monitor their assignments and any missing work. Please check in with you child if they have a list of assignments to catch up on this weekend.
As of late, there have items being brought to school that are turning out to be distracting (rubric cubes, putty, finger skateboards). These items should be staying home. If your child is bringing a fidget to school to help them focus, that is no problem as long as it is not being shared with other students.
We officially finished Number the Stars today. We ended with a powerful conversation about the author's afterward message about striving for human decency in our world and why reading this book is important. Next week, we will be discussing themes and students will write a final literary essay focused on the importance of standing up for what is right, even when it is difficult.
Updates for next week:
* Tuesday is 2-22-22, the school is having a spirit day to celebrate! Students can wear tutus, tiaras, dress as a twin/triplet. Principal Humphrey sent details out in her eblast.
* GUM quiz on Tuesday covering lessons 37-43. We reviewed in class today. Students have their GUM pages and a study guide to review with. They will be able to use the study guide on the quiz.
* Math project due next week
* Number the Stars final project due next week (307- Thursday, 306-Friday). Students have a project sheet and it is also posted on Google Classroom along with pictures of examples of the one pager.
* To celebrate Black History Month, students are working on a project highlighting a person in The Undefeated. It is due at the end of the month.
* No school Monday-Presidents' Day
Have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Friday! We hope that you had a nice week and are looking forward to the weekend. We had a great week in 5th grade. Students have been busy with some new projects and are almost finished with Number the Stars.
Monday is Valentine's Day, students can bring in cards or nonfood items to pass out. Please see our posting below on more specific details.
Updates for next week:
* Math Unit test is on Thursday
* Social studies unit test for 306- Wednesday
* Social Studies unit test for 307- Thursday
* Holocaust Survivor project is due Wednesday- students have a packet with directions and a graphic organizer for their notes. It is also posted on Google Classroom.
* In honor of Black History Month, we have started a project surrounding the book The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander. Directions are posted on Google Classroom
* This next week, we will be finishing Number the Star. A final project will be assigned mid week and will be due the following week.