Nov. 22-23 No Classes
Winter Wear - During the winter, 5th grade students wishing to play in the snow must wear snow pants and snow boots. Students who do not have snow pants or snow boots must remain on the sidewalks and other shoveled/packed areas during recess. Kids are encouraged to bring winter clothing to “bundle up” as we do continue to go outside during recess until temperatures reach as low as zero.
Student Concerns - The fifth grade teachers want parents and students to know that your input is very valuable. If you ever become concerned about the safety or well-being of your child or another child for any reason, please reach out to us. We must work together to keep our kids safe! You may contact Mr. Stock (Counselor), Mr. Albers (Principal), or any 5th grade teacher by phone or email any time you feel there is something happening we should be aware of. We are also inviting parents (in addition to students) to use our online anonymous reporting form. Completing this form sends an automatic text to Mr. Stock and Mr. Albers. You can use the following link or you can find the Safe School Reporting Form on our school website and our 5th grade Weebly page: Safe School Reporting Form
Planned Absences - If you know your child is going to be absent, please send a note, email, or call the school to let us know. With adequate notice, we are happy to gather materials to help students stay caught up during absences.
Math 5-Your student learned and practiced both partial quotients (hang 7) division and traditional long division this week. On the test on Tuesday (11/20), they will choose the method they prefer to demonstrate their understanding of division.
Hybrid Math- In Hybrid Math this week we continued our work with expressions. Students practiced solving expressions using the Order of Operations. They also wrote and interpreted expressions based on words and scenarios. We’ll work on this through Thanksgiving break.
From Mr. Amundson:
Social Studies: This week students started Unit 4, How and Why Europeans Came to the New World. Discussed current events.
Writing/Reading: Throughout the week we continued weekly writing activities, along with learning about comparing/contrasting writing samples. Watched the movie Holes upon completing the novel. Continue reading +25 minutes from GFB each night, and return to school each day.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: Lessons this week have included investigating with shadows and learning about the moon cycles.
Language: We continue with our daily and weekly language routines of DLR, daily writing, and word work.
Reading: We’ve begun reading an historical fiction novel called The Great Turkey Walk. Students have a Keynote project to complete once they finish their current IR books. These will be due the week before Winter break. Students should read 20+ minutes each night from their independent reading (IR) book. This book should travel back and forth from home to school each day.
Next week’s VIP: Noah
From Mr. Peterson:
Science. We have been building scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. See our classroom blog for some photos: https://goo.gl/AJC8MQ.
Reading/Writing. We’ve been studying how and why fiction writers write scenes in their stories. What “mood” do they create? How do their word choices create that mood? What purpose does that scene have for the larger picture? Read aloud: Some Kind of Courage.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies: We have started a quick unit called Early English Settlements. We will cover Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth and will finish up before Thanksgiving break.
Language: We starting writing our personal narratives. Each class period, we start off with a daily proofreading activity and Daily Writing. Students get the new word work packet at the beginning and have a spelling/vocabulary test at the end of each week.
Star of the Week starting November 19: Mady L.