This Week

Classroom Events

  • Care to the Core Day is Monday – Wear blue!
  • Math Test on Thursday, April 26th

Curriculum:

Math: Relating fractions and decimals. Specifically, expressing fractions as decimals and decimals as fractions

Reading:  MStep review/practice

Writing: Text-Dependent Analysis – writing to answer a prompt or question based on a specific text. Answer must be supported by text evidence.  Our current TDA story is titled: One Lucky Fish.

Science:

Guadiana – Exploration of how the human hand works, students should be able to explain their robotic finger using the words: tendon, bone, muscle, joint.

Majetic – Students explore internal and external structures that support growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.


Spelling Words:

 

Endings: /y/ to /iest/

loveliest, crunchiest, neediest, luckiest, silliest, prettiest, happiest, dizziest, funniest, earliest

Content Area:  natural resource, capital resource, human resource, consumer, producer

 

Care to the Core

On Monday, April 23, every Dearborn Public School will highlight the great ways their school is working to create a safe school environment during the first-ever “Care to the Core Day.” Each school will participate in an activity or program that demonstrates programs that are centered on helping students resolve conflicts, understanding the impact of their behaviors, and creating a safer school environment.

Snow Elementary School will also be taking place in the festivities with a guest speaker talking to our school community, Mr. Ali Sayed.  Ali is the Founder and CEO of HYPE Athletics Community, the highly popular organization that offers athletics, fitness, education and social services to the entire Metro-Detroit area including but not limited to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, etc.  Ali is also a member of the Dearborn Education Foundation, an officer position he has held for almost 10 years on the Board of Directors.  Ali is also a proud graduate of Dearborn High School where he graduated from in 1999.  

In addition, Snow Elementary School will be also be taking part in a “Care to the Core” Poem Contest, whereby students in grades K-5 will be able to write a poem to be shared during our assembly on being a leader and being an Upstander.  We encourage you to work with your child to create a poem that they would be proud to share in front of the entire school community on this day.  Here is the rubric:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_kzifKzyrYZXEOXUK0evj1AiCNBiEwtkk7dpB3oc5Zc/edit?usp=sharing

Lastly, on this day, everyone school-wide will wear blue to take a stand against bullying and encourage acceptance, kindness and leadership.

The event is from 2:15 p.m. till 3:15 p.m.

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Amal Alcodray – Principal

Calling all Leaders!

Let’s Read!!!

As part of Snow Elementary Leader In Me Program, we are asking you, our fabulous students, to reach out in our community to help others.  If you’d like to be a part of the Snow Book Share, simply go through your gently used books or magazines and donate them to our Snow School Book Share.  Over the next 2 weeks organize your bookshelves at home and donate your unwanted books or magazines. Then on

May 1,2 and 3, 2018 we will have a Book Swap before and after school.  Each book will cost $0.25 and you can bring home new books to read.

Please bring your book donations to the bin in the office or outside Mrs. Bush’s office starting tomorrow.  Leaders think Win/Win and by organizing your books and donating them you are giving a friend the opportunity to read something new.  That is a Win/Win!

 

 

This Week

Classroom Events

  • Pizza Party! (We sold the most pizza kits!) – More details to come…
  • Addams Family Musical, Wednesday, April 18th (walking to Stout).  Permission slip due ASAP.
  • Math Test on Thursday, April 19th

Curriculum:

Math: Expressing fractions as equivalent fractions, (specifically fractions with denominators of 10 as equivalent fractions with denominators of 100).

Reading:  MStep review/practice

Writing: Text-Dependent Analysis – writing to answer a prompt or question based on a specific text. Answer must be supported by text evidence.  Our current TDA story is titled: My Trip to the Aquarium.

Science:

Guadiana:  Human Machine: This introductory human body unit takes the perspective that we can think about our bodies as being like a machine.We have parts for moving around, sensors, and a built-in computer. Students explore their senses and consider how the information we process helps us understand and react to our environment.

Majetic: Exploration of how the human hand works, students should be able to explain their robotic finger using the words: tendon, bone, muscle, joint.

Social Studies:


Spelling Words:

Endings: /y/ to /ier/

happier, earlier, emptier, funnier, prettier, friendlier, cloudier, easier, busier, drier

Content Area:  square units, variable, formula, area, perimeter

 

PIZZA KIT PICK-UP

We appreciate all of the Little Caesars Pizza kits you’ve sold!! Little Caesars Pizza kits will be delivered to school on Wednesday, April 11th. Pickup is from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

We do not have any storage in the freezer to hold your items overnight and they must be kept cold so please make arrangements to pick up your orders.

Thank you for all your support
Team 5th Grade

Lesson 17 Quiz Thursday

We are cruising right along! That means we will have a quiz over Lesson 17 in Math on Thursday. This Lesson focuses on adding and subtracting fractions & whole numbers (mixed numbers). As usual, students will have their math notebook, packet, and a study guide to prepare.

This Week

Classroom Events

  • Pizza Kit Pick up, 3/11 3:40-5:30, Cafeteria
  • Science Test for Guadiana’s Science Class only, Thur. 4/12.
  • DIA Field Trip, 3/13 9:30-2:15 – Many permission slips have not been returned!  

Curriculum:

Math: Adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators.

Reading:  Describing settings and events in stories.

Writing: Text-Dependent Analysis – writing to answer a prompt or question based on a specific text. Answer must be supported by text evidence.  Our current TDA story is titled: My Trip to the Aquarium.

Science:

Guadiana:  This week we will review for our test.  The study guide is due and will be checked on Wednesday, 4/11.  The test will be on Thursday,  4/12.  Students can use their notes, activity sheets, and study guide to prepare.

Majetic: Human Machine: This introductory human body unit takes the perspective that we can think about our bodies as being like a machine.We have parts for moving around, sensors, and a built-in computer. Students explore their senses and consider how the information we process helps us understand and react to our environment.

Social Studies:


Spelling Words:

Endings: /y/ to /ied/

accompanied, implied, replied, studied, hurried, notified, worried, applied, copied, tried

Content Area:  public, issue, liberty, equality, diversity

This Week

Classroom Events

  • Literacy Night is Monday, March 26, 4:15-5:10
  • Science Test for Majetic’s Science Class only, Thur. 3/29.
  • Book Fair this week

Curriculum:

Math: Adding and subtracting fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

Reading: Finishing up summarizing informational text then beginning to describe settings and events in stories.

Writing: Text-Dependent Analysis – writing to answer a prompt or question based on a specific text. Answer must be supported by text evidence.  Our new TDA story is titled: My Trip to the Aquarium.

Science:

Guadiana:  We will be making observations to provide evidence of the effects of weathering and erosion on the landscape. We will specifically be looking at how landslides affect the landscape.  There is a unit test tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12th.  I will provide more information next week.

Majetic: We will be reviewing The Birth of Rocks Unit in preparation for our test which will be on Thursday, March 29th.  Students will have a study guide, their notes, and activity worksheets to use to review.

Social Studies:


Spelling Words:

/y/ to /ies/

batteries, properties, berries, worries, families, cities, babies, armies, bunnies, pennies

Content Area:  shaded, hexagon, trapezoid, rhombus, triangle