What Are We Doing This Week?
Special Announcements and Reminders
***May 22nd: Fifth grade field trip to Fernald-This is tomorrow. Please send your child to school with clothes approrpiate for walking outside. It may be rainy. We will be leaving school around 9:00 and getting back around 2:00. Students need to pack a disposable lunch. We will NOT be going back to the bus or saving anything. They are not allowed to bring their phones or electronic devices.
***May 23rd: Charity Walk at school
***May 29th: Field Day
***May 30th: Awards Day/Last day of School :)
Our last chapter test is today. We will be doing review activities the rest of the week.
You should continue to see "Minute Math" sheets coming home weekly. These sheets include 10 math problems that review different concepts. Students complete them alone in class, and then we go over them as a whole group. They will not harm the students' grades. However, I do challenge and encourage the students to do the best they can.
***Students can find tutorials for math concepts on the 5th grade webpage. The link is under "math" and "pageLinks" as well. There is also always a mini tutorial for every math lesson located on the ConnectED site. This is a good way for students to see how a concept is taught. Maybe they forget how to do a problem once they get home from school? Maybe they need to see problems completed a different way? Use this resource! Students will be given their ConnectEd login information this week, and I will also be giving it out to parents at open house as well.
We are done for the year with our normal reading schedule and will be doing activities this week.
Just a reminder-Each Monday students get a new vocab list. This goes home on their spelling list. We talk about the words and typically play a game. Then, students are asked to write a sentence about these words or finish a sentence that is already started. We are working hard on making complete sentences and using the correct context for the words. Students are tested over these words on Fridays. Any help at home with this is always appreciated. :)
***Students have usernames and passwords for www.readtheory.org. This website can be used at home for extra reading and English practice. I can view student progress through the teacher account. It is a great tool for everyone!
We will be working on a project this week called, "Guess Who's Coming to Our History Dinner Party?" This will be due on Friday.
Students need to pick 15 spelling words from this week's summer spelling word list. The test will be on Friday.
***Spelling words go home each Monday, and students have their tests on Fridays. The lists that go home on Mondays also contain vocab words that will appear on their Friday reading tests. We spend each Monday learning our spelling and vocab words and reviewing on Thursday. However, students need to practice these throughout the week as much as possible.