Welcome back! I hope your Christmas was splendid and your 2017 is off to a great start! The kids were eager to share with me all the things they did over break. Sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves!
Cheers to a new quarter and final semester!
Fun News to Share— Thanks to a few generous supporters of SRS, the entire 5th grade class is now 1:1 on technology! Each child will have access to a Chromebook (school usage only). We will learn about Google Classroom and other ways to share “information.” Students and parents will be asked to sign a user consent form very soon! We are extremely excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to advance our education because of it! If you have questions, please let me know!
DATES TO KNOW:
1/11 Report Cards go home
1/13 Honors Day and Spirit Day (starting at 1:30)
1/16 MLK Jr Day- NO SCHOOL
*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!
We will focus on our ACRE test which is coming up at the end of the month. Your child has a study guide to look over. Please do so periodically.
We are jumping forward to Chapter 9 in preparation for learning how to add/subtract fractions. This chapter, however, will focus on number theory and fraction concepts.
Lesson 8 Relate Fractions and Decimals
(Example: 1/4 = .25 )
Please continue to brush up on multiplication and division fast facts. Check in with your child on Rocket Math. How far is your child? Let’s make it a goal to have multiplication sets completed by Christmas Break! Several may be able to finish division, too!!
Chapter 6 Middle Atlantic Colonies
Lesson 1 The Breadbasket Colonies
Lesson 2 Colonial Philly
We are starting a novel called Maniac Magee. Students have their own “folder” to keep their Literature Response Journal in, as well as other papers related to this book.
Spelling: list of 20
**Implemented Reading Logs- 20 minutes daily/day.** Students should be taking Accelerated Reading Quizzes to track growth!
Science- From the desk of Mrs. Tieken:
Landforms are constantly changing. This unit helps students understand what landforms are, how they form, and how different forces shape them over time. It introduces students to Earth’s structure, including the crust, mantle, and core. Hotspots and earthquake patterns are addressed, as well as how weathering, erosion, and people shape the land. The unit also addresses the three major categories of rocks–igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic–and explains how one rock type may change into another.
Questions, comments, or concerns please email me at [email protected] or I invite you to call me at home, your child has my number in their planner.
Peace and blessings
**PLEASE CHECK ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOKS DAILY**
Monday: Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45
Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00
Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15
Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 2:00-2:45
Friday: Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00