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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.


5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   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:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   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:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   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:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   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:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night.