Election Day Bake Sale: We’re still in need of volunteers to sell between 7am-9am, 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm. We also need a few items to be donated. The link is below:
Halloween is quickly approaching. DuVall will have a school-wide parade at 2:00 on October 31st. Parents are welcome to line the sidewalks around the school or the sides of the Gym if the weather is bad, to see our parade. After the parade at approximately 2:35, we will have our party. We are currently looking for ideas for the entire fifth grade. If you have a quick and easy craft or game, please let us know. Again this Halloween, we will continue our tradition of taking all extra candy to donate to the troops overseas. Please send any extra or unwanted candy to DuVall with your child by Friday, November 3. We will pack it up and send it off. Thanks in advance and let’s see if we can beat our amount from last year! 🙂
Instrumental: Students are not able to call home for their instruments, please make sure that the students bring their instruments every Monday or Wednesday and/or figure out how to help your child remember. If you have a system in place already, thank you!!!
This week in:
Math: We continue to practice measuring with a protractor and working with shapes and classification. Unit test will probably be late next week.
Language Arts: This week we are reading nonfiction text and are “Talking to the Text.” While the students are reading they are writing notes, thoughts, connection, feelings, predictions, etc in the margin of their text. This can be done with fiction as well, they can just “flag” their thoughts on a sticky note. We have also begun our reading groups or duos. Each student is part of a group/duo. They are responsible for reading an assignment weekly and completing a task to show their comprehension and level of understanding of the text. In addition to this, students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day.
Writing: We have completed our narrative stories. We will be working homophones this week in grammar and spelling.
Science: The students will be completing an investigation called “Changing Matter: Is Weight the Same or Different?” This investigation will show that weight doesn’t change when matter changes state.
Social Studies: This week, we went over the Unit 2 review. The assessment will be on Thursday. It will be multiple choice with 3 essay questions. The essays are: 1. Choose 2 different Native American groups to compare and contrast. 2. Explain what Christopher Columbus’ goal was when he set sail in 1492. Then give at least 2 reasons why his goal was important to Europeans. 3. Name 3 items that were exchanged in the Columbian Exchange. Then, explain 2 positive and 2 negative effects of the Columbian Exchange.
If you have not done the survey monkey about the boat trip, please do so by Friday of this week! Dates to remember:
Animation Camp 2017 films: October 25 6-7:30
PTA Halloween Dance: October 27 5-8
Halloween Party and Parade: October 31st
Card Marking 1 Ends November 3