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5th Grade Newsletter-October 20, 2016
Thank you for your help in making sure your child is prepared each day for school and learning!
Here are the high points of the week:
Math: We will be targeting multiplication and division this Friday in our first math intervention. Students will be grouped according to their individual need in these two areas and will receive a half hour of concentrated instruction. Ask your child about this Friday. We are beginning our unit on volume. This is a short unit focusing on rectangular prisms. Ask your child about how he or she is learning to calculate volume. Ask them what a NET is when thinking about volume.
Science: Our body system unit is over. You should have seen and signed your child’s unit test. Your child may correct it for a second grade in Power School. Remember that even if your child earned a lower grade, they have the opportunity to celebrate what they have learned and can now add to their learning by going back to restudy and correct their test. If they get stuck, tell him or her to ask the teacher! Expect to be receiving homework soon as we are beginning to study heredity or the traits that are observable that we get from our parents or grandparents. Your child will learn to distinguish acquired traits from inherited traits. And the family homework is fun!
Lang. Arts/Social Studies: We continued to focus on building our reading and writing endurance and setting the environment in the class where all can learn and concentrate. We have a Spelling List this week. We have a list of words every other week. These words are the most common frequently misspelled words at this age level.
We are focusing social studies, specifically on how a person becomes the President and our federal government. Ask your child about the three branches and our system of checks and balances. This study will continue for the next few weeks. If you are receiving any flyers trying to persuade you to vote for or against someone, we would love to see them. We hope to analyze some of these during this unit.
Eblen Pumpkin Sale: All the month of October we are collecting a $1.00 for sales. Students can donate and receive their pumpkin and this goes to a great cause to support Eblen Charities.
Earbuds: Students need to have 2 sets of earbuds left at school. We use this weekly and they need to stay at school.