You can always see upcoming assignments, presentations, Free Dress days, etc. on the calendar on the top of our class website http://www.issosua.com/grade-5.html.
Here are a few to note:
- Monday, December 18 - No reinforcements
- Week of December 18-22nd - Puberty Education in 5th Grade
- December 22 - January 8th - Holiday Break (no classes)
- Monday, January 8th - Professional Development Day for Teachers (no classes)
- Tuesday, January 9th - School Resumes
Student Blogger: Lilli D.
Happy weekend parents,
This week in 5th grade we had lots of fun. In Science we are studying ecosystems and organisms. In Math we are studying line plots. In ELA we are studying text structures. Yesterday we were selling our products at the Economic Fair. We raised 9,733 pesos and we chose the Animal Wellness PBL to donate the money to. We chose Animal Wellness because we feel that they would do something good with the money.
This week we studied line plots, especially line plots with fractions. Next week we will begin thinking about fractions as division in preparation for multiplying and dividing fractions in the third quarter. In preparation for this unit, students should make sure they know their multiplication and division facts solidly. They can have a family member quiz them out loud, make flash cards, or use an online resource such as Quizlet for practice.
The fifth graders did a great job using text structures to read informational text this week! They learned to identify chronological order, sequence, problem and solution, cause and effect, and description passages, and were even able to write passages of their own in these styles. Students are encouraged to practice both fiction and nonfiction reading in their independent reading time. The ISS Library is a great resource for both. Other nonfiction reading sources include Raz Kids, Newsela, current events, etc.
Next week 5th graders will be studying puberty. On Monday we will begin by establishing class agreements during our study of puberty, including:
- Be responsible for your own learning.
- Respect others’ feelings and values
- Use proper terms for body parts.
- Be kind and supportive
- Discuss topics responsibly outside the classroom. If you have any further questions, ask an informed adult like your parents or other educators.