What’s Coming Up-Week of Feb. 20

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent/Teacher conference slips came home last week.  Please check the date and time to make sure that it fits well with your schedule.
  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a couple parents as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.  Our class has room for 2 more parents.  First come, first served!
  • Two slices of pizza will be provided as lunch for the 5th graders when they return to Georgetown after the symphony field trip. Please send in a beverage for their lunch and their usual morning snack.

Math Homework Tonight

Good Evening!

A math review sheet should have come home tonight to help your son/daughter get ready for a Division math test on Friday.  Students are being asked to complete the even numbered problems tonight and come with any questions tomorrow.

Tomorrow students will be finishing that worksheet by doing the odd numbers and coming with any other questions.  I encouraged students to plan ahead by looking at their schedules the next two evenings and to make a choice about whether they should be doing the whole assignment tonight or do half tonight and half tomorrow night.

Thanks and happy reviewing!!

What’s Coming Up-Week of Feb. 13

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent/Teacher conference slips will be coming home on Monday.  Please check the date and time to make sure that it fits well with your schedule.
  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a couple parents as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.

 

Math

  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

 

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America

 

ELA

  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

Math Homework

Students have math homework this evening which is due back to school tomorrow.  Students had some time to work on this assignment at school so please check with your child if they have it completed.  Students are being asked to do all the questions on page 111 of their math workbook.  Please have your child come to school tomorrow if they have any questions or difficulty with this assignment.  Have a great afternoon!

What’s Coming Up-Week of Feb. 7

Miscellaneous

  • Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 10. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges within their classrooms; watch your teacher’s blog for specific details. We are using SignUp to coordinate snack donations. Click here to view the sign up. If students wish to have a drink, they may bring their own. Please remember that we are a pop free school.
  • Information regarding chaperones for fifth grade camp should come home today. Please note that those interested in chaperoning should return the bottom portion of the form by Friday, Feb. 10.

Valentine’s Party

Fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 10.  We will not need parent volunteers to help run the activity, but we will send out an email regarding donations of party supplies and snacks. We will hold Valentine exchanges in our individual classrooms earlier that day. If your child wishes to bring Valentine’s cards, please make sure that they have one for each student in our class. Here is a Class List.

What’s Coming Up-Week of Jan. 30

Miscellaneous

  • Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 10. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges within their classrooms; watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.  Here is a Class List.
  • Early release for students on Friday, Feb. 3 and no school for students on Monday, Feb. 6.
  • Watch for information regarding chaperones for fifth grade camp to come home during the week of Feb. 7.

Math

  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America

ELA

  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

Book Club Homework Due January 24

Going home with your child today is some reading homework to help your child have a better understanding or the historical book they will begin reading in a book club.  We have already done some research at school by watching some 5th grade appropriate videos of the time period that they will be learning about.  Students will be given a research grade on this assignment so please encourage them to take their time and do a great job!

I am asking students to continue that research at home so they can continue to learn more about this event, the famous people, and the where and when it was taking place.  I warned students today that depending on the event they were researching that they needed to be very careful while researching because they could come across something that you may not want them to see at this time.  I suggested to the class that they talk with you before they began any research on their topic so you could help direct and monitor them.  A great tool to use is called “safe search kids”.  This website is usually pretty good at making sure that whatever topic is being searched is age appropriate but I would still suggest you use caution.  Click on the link below which will bring you to this search engine

Happy Researching!!!!

Safe Search Kids Link

Tests

Good Morning!

This week Friday students will be taking a test over Unit 4 (Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Decimals).  There will be a practice sheet coming home for homework tonight.  Students are being asked to do the even numbered problems this evening and the odd numbered problems on Thursday evening to help them prepare for this assessment.

Also, the students will be taking a Social Studies test next week Tuesday over the colonization of the New World.  We are currently filling out a review packet to help students review for this test.  There is a lot of information to remember, so please have your students study for this test over multiple evenings or it will be a struggle for them.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Have a great Wednesday!

What’s Coming Up-Week of Jan. 9

Miscellaneous:

  • Early dismissal on Friday, January 13.
  • Fifth graders have begun the T.E.A.M. program. T.E.A.M. stands for teaching, mentoring and educating, and it is school liaison program led by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. We are excited to have Deputy Eric Smith as our T.E.A.M. instructor this year.
  • Spelling begins again next week.

Math:

  • Multiplication with Whole Numbers & Decimals

Social Studies:

  • Colonization and Settlement

ELA:

  • Informational Writing
  • Informational Reading