Welcome to 5D!
May 20 - No school
June 4 - Pond Day; Volunteer Tea
June 7 - Track and Field Day
June 26 - Talent Show
June 27 - Last student day
Please encourage your child to record their nightly reading right at the bottom of each day's agenda square.
Note that all the children have a book brag rubric, along with a bright yellow page giving 75 examples for book brag projects, stapled onto the map page in their agenda. Only two brags can be done for any one series and each type of project your child chooses should be different from the others they've done.
Newsletters & Notes:
Lots of reading has been taking place in Social Studies this year! We are also working on a short magazine book club.
We continue to work on writing different leads - the first sentence or two of a piece of writing. Ononmatopoeia, dialogue, mysterious statement, and questions are some of the leads we are practicing.
Students have new words listed in their agendas every Wednesday. Tests are on Tuesdays. Spelling frequently used words correctly in all our writing will continue to be a focus.
We will also develop our handwriting skills with occasional short practice sessions.
Students have been working to identify insulators and conductors. We will be looking at resistors next, and are starting our Wetlands unit at the same time we are studying for our final Electricity test .
Students are working on decimal equivalents and how to change fractions such as 4/20 into decimals, before moving on to decimal benchmarks and comparing decimals. Multiplication of 2 digit numbers is being practiced weekly. More focus on division of large numbers is to come. We are also learning the attributes of quadrilaterals and be will reviewing geometric solids before creating and interpreting double bar graphs.
We continue to focus on the various Multiplication and Division basic fact strategies listed below:
Patterns and Relations I Can Statements
Mental Math Strategies I Can Statements
Whole Numbers to One Million I Can Statements
Multiplication and Division I Can Statements
Fractions and Decimals I Can Statements
Measurement I Can Statements
Geometry I Can Statements
We are finishing up some research on various immigrant groups, so students will soon start creating a board game for the final project in this unit.