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:
- Thursday, October 26th - Field trip to the Brave Soles workshop in Puerto Plata
- Friday, October 27th - End of Quarter 1 - report cards go home
- Monday, October 30th - Parent Conferences (sign up here!), classes until 11:50
Student Blogger: Zoe
This week in 5 grade was magnificent! One thing we did was working on our social studies project (picking a place in the world and studying about its culture), which was AWESOME!!! We also worked on our math dividing whole numbers with 2 digit divisors. One thing that was the highlight of this week was getting to learn different methods of how to do long division. Here in 5 grade we love to learn and have fun!
Next Thursday, October 26 is our field trip to the Brave Soles workshop in Puerto Plata. We will be leaving from ISS at 8:15 and returning to school by 2:30. Although it is pajama day for Spirit Week (more details below), students are asked to wear their white ISS polo for the trip. We will make up pajama day on another day to be determined in the future. Students are also asked to bring a water bottle and snacks. If they normally eat a school lunch, they will have a bag lunch prepared for them that day. If they normally bring their lunch, they should bring a lunch with them on the field trip. They are asked not to bring electronics.
Please see the flyer below for information about spirit week. Please note that because we will be on a field trip Thursday, October 26th, students will be wearing the white ISS polo shirt, not pajamas. We will make up pajama day as a class on another date to be determined
From the office - Fun Fair tickets
PSG will be selling tickets before and after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Tickets are four for 100 pesos. Tickets will not be sold individually, only in groups of four. If you prepay for your tickets on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, your child’s tickets will be put in a bag and given to their teacher on Friday morning. However, tickets will also be sold on the day of the Fun Fair. Fun Fair is from 3-4 PM. We will begin the Fun Fair with a parade of costumes that will start at the teachers' parking lot and wind along the path to the cover court.The Haunted House will be open to all elementary students at 3 PM, as well as many games under the covered court. Popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and hot dogs will also be available. Entrance to the Haunted House and all games will cost one ticket. Make your own slime, cotton candy, drinks and popcorn costs two tickets and hot dogs cost three tickets. Come join us for a fun afternoon.
From the office - Message about costumes October 27th
On Friday, October 27th, Student Council is sponsoring Costume day. Elementary students will have the opportunity to wear costumes to school all day with a 25 pesos donation. If students do not want to wear their costume all day, but wish to change at the end of the day to participate in the whole school parade and Fun Fair, they should wear their uniform during the day and bring their costume to change into. If children elect to wear their costume during the day, we ask that the "accessories" be kept in their backpacks for use only in the afternoon at the parade and Fun Fair. Accessories include such items as fake teeth, masks of any kind, gloves, etc... We want to minimize the distraction from learning throughout the day. Additionally, we would ask parents to make sure that if any kind of weapon is part of your child's costume that you save that for any out-of-school trick or treat activities and not allow your child to bring it to school. If you have any questions, please feel free to check in with your child's teacher or Ms. Lantz in the office.
El viernes 27 de octubre, el Consejo Estudiantil patrocina el día del vestuario. Los estudiantes de primaria tendrán la oportunidad de usar sus trajes en la escuela todo el dia con una donación de 25 pesos. Si los estudiantes no quieren usar su disfraz todo el día, pero desean cambiarse al final del día para participar en todo el desfile escolar y la Feria de Diversión, deben usar su uniforme durante el día y traer su disfraz para cambiarse. Si los niños deciden usar su disfraz durante el día, le pedimos que guarde los "accesorios" en sus mochilas para que lo use solo por la tarde en el desfile y la Feria de Diversión. Los accesorios incluyen artículos tales como dientes falsos, máscaras de cualquier tipo, guantes, etc. Queremos minimizar la distracción para que ellos puedan aprende al maximo en el transcurso del dia. Además, le pediríamos a los padres que se aseguren de que si algún tipo de arma es parte del traje de su hijo, lo guarde para cualquier truco fuera del colegio o actividadestales como “ Trucos o Dulces” , no permita que su hijo lo traiga a la escuela. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la maestra de su hijo o la Sra. Lantz en la oficina
Thank you to all those who have signed up for your 20 minute parent-teacher conference on Monday, October 30th! If you have not, please use this link to write your name next to the time slot you would like to conference. Remember, this is a half day of classes for students. Students will leave at 11:50, and conferences will take place between 12:30 and 5 pm. We have a lot of families to pack into that time frame, so please be on time for your conference!
The fifth graders have been working hard on long division with 1- and 2-digit divisors. We’ve learned different methods for dividing- ask your 5th grader which is their favorite! We’ve also talked about the importance of slowing down and paying attention to each step. Some of the 5th graders have realized they don’t have their multiplication and division facts memorized yet, and this is making more complicated problems difficult. Strategies for reviewing math facts include: making flashcards, having a family member or friend quiz you, using an online program such as Quizlet, etc. It sounds like a lot of you are already helping out with this at home - thank you for all you do to support learning outside of school!
We’re starting our narrative writing unit, and we had a lot of fun this week making a “Dead Word Graveyard” comprised of boring, overused words. Students learned how to use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for boring words and made a graveyard full of more descriptive options to use in our writing. Ask your 5th grader what word he or she chose to “kill off”!
We had so much fun in science this week acting out the path of the sun, moon, and earth in the night sky in order to understand the earth’s orbit and rotation! Thank you for lending your flashlights to us for the day. See the class website for photos of the kids in action!