Tonight the student’s need to finish the “story map” for chapters 1-3 in Wrinkle in Time. If needed, they should reread chapter three. There will be comprehension questions tomorrow on chapter three.
All students need to complete Zearn lesson 4.2 and students who are NOT in instrumental need to complete the Succeed book pages 99-100.
Please remember to return the reading minute slips for March is Reading Month.
I still need one mother to chaperone camp if interested please let me know.
Reminder that camp money is due at the end of this month.
First I want to share that the majority of fifth graders in all of the 5th grade classrooms thought this mid-module test was the hardest test ever. It was – it was all related word problems with fractions that expected them to show their work using diagrams. I shared with the students that they are at a disadvantage with this program because they lack the background of the earlier years using it and that things will get easier. We will go over it and move on – it seems that the future lessons will use methods more familiar to them. The district is requiring us to stick with all aspects of the program because it feeds into the middle school’s new program that is supposedly similar. Please reassure your child that you understand this is a new program and you understand that they may struggle with some parts of it but they will benefit in the long run.
For tomorrow I asked the students to complete their reading notecard and the preposition assignment on googleclassroom.
Enjoy your evening.
Hello Families –
There will be no instrumental music this Thursday. Ms. Reed will be out for a funeral and the district does not provide a substitute for her. She did want to pass along the message that the students need to continue practicing whatever the last lesson was.
Tonight the students need to complete:
- Daily Language Review – please look on the back to see how your child has been doing on multiplication review
- Math Learn book p. 77-78 (we worked on this in class it should be almost complete)
- Math Succeed book p. 53-54
- Study the Scientific Method quiz for retake tomorrow. There will be one more retake on Thursday if needed.
Today math was tough. They are learning to write numbers with decimals to the 1/1000 place value. They must be able to write them in standard form and expanded form – there is a “new 5th grade version of expanded form” that is difficult for many of the students. I attached a copy of the worksheet with an example just in case your student needs help, he/she should also have their “Math ISN” with them. There is a foldable with place value in it that we made yesterday. This should help. Please ask them to complete the work for tomorrow.
Spelling notebooks are also due tomorrow. If the word in the “frayer model box” is a content word then the definition from that area must be used (math definition for math word). Your student has the content definitions in a content notebook.
A letter also came home today about the Cipriano Memorial Run if your family is interested.
As always thanks for all your support.
Make sure your notebooks are completed with the fraction review.
Study ISN for quiz and finish projects if you did not finish in class.
Some students did not finish the “converting units” work in class so they must complete it at home—test on this tomorrow.
Some students did not finish the cards for solids, liquid, gas and plasma (Bose-Einstien Condensate). The drawing, 5 facts and 2 examples must be complete.
Parents and students here are the directions for the summer homework that is an expectation for ALL students.
Most of the students are being awesome and getting their work done in class, there are a few that will need to finish the percent conversions at home.
IXL will be due next Thursday and I will give time in class for them to work however they can finish it at home. 6th grade – HH1 HH1 HH3 GG11 GG12 GG18 GG19
Reading on matter and notes – should have been done in class then we watched a short video on States of Matter and made models of molecules.
Parents Ms. Dirkse would like you to please take a few minutes to complete this survey for our school.
There is no homework in math or science.