February 11 & 12 Student Led Conferences
February 15 & 18 No school
Planned Absences - If you know your child is going to be absent, please send a note, call , or email Paula in the school office to let us know. With adequate notice, we are happy to gather materials to help students stay caught up during absences.
Student Led Conferences- If you haven’t signed up, there is still room in the schedule for your conference. If you need help signing up, contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
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
Math 5-In math this week, we continued to learn how to multiply fractions by fractions and mixed numbers by mixed numbers. We also started reviewing these skills. Your student will be tested over their knowledge of multiplying with fractions next Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Hybrid Math- This week we learned more about the four quadrants on the coordinate plane. We looked at some real-life scenarios and graphed data. We also then answered questions based on the data and graphs. We’ll review this unit early next week. Your student will be assessed over their knowledge of these skills next Wednesday, Feb. 13.
From Mr. Amundson:
Social Studies: In social studies, we finished up with our unit on Comparing the Colonies. We moved right into learning about slavery in America and the impact it had on them.
Reading/Language: Continued working on our state research paper. Students were busy finishing up their research and turning their notes/facts into sentences. Reading groups continued reading from and learning about informational texts. Keep reading +20 minutes from GFB each night, and return to school each day.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: We’ve been investigating with physical and chemical properties this week. Check here for a few photos.
Language: Students turned their notes into sentences this week and we continue with daily and weekly language routines of DLR, daily writing, and word work.
Reading: This week we have begun a unit on summarizing. 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: Mikayla H
From Mr. Peterson:
Science. Reached the final stage of our jet-powered car engineering project. Four design challenges: 1) longest distance; 2) fastest over 6-meters; 3) most pennies hauled over 1-meter; 4) longest run time (continuous forward movement.)
Reading/Writing. Studying the website, Wonderopolis, as a mentor for how to write a rich, digital text. Been identifying topics/ideas that we are interested in learning more about, which we will use as seeds for our own Wonderopolis-based research and writing.
From Mrs. Suhr:
Social Studies: We are working on a unit on British actions that angered colonists prior to the American Revolution. We plan to test on this unit Tuesday, February 12.
Language: Our current unit is writing informational essays. Students are currently forming their notes about their state into sentences and paragraphs. 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 February 11: Haylee S.