We will be going to the DREAM Project in Cabarete on Wednesday, May 3rd in order to continue our service learning project. For this activity, we will pair with the Literacy Group from DREAM in order to read to their Montessori kids. We will leave ISS at 2:00 pm, arrive at the DREAM Project at 2:15 pm, read for 30 minutes, then leave Cabarete by 2:45 pm in order to be back at ISS before 3:00 pm dismissal. A huge thank you to Lorna Nee, Sara de Sierra, and Martina Serra Alcina for volunteering to drive us! If you plan to pick your child up directly from the DREAM Project in Cabarete, please let me know in advance. Also, please remind your 5th grader to turn in their permission slips Tuesday (they were sent home on Thursday).
Your fifth grader was given a yearbook order form to bring home today. Remember, the payment deadline is May 5th!
For our final unit (!!), we are studying coordinate geometry. Students are applying what they know about number lines in order to create grids with an x-axis and y-axis, and plot points known as coordinate pairs. We had fun practicing coordinate skills on Friday with a game of Battleship - if you want to play at home, you can print this copy!
The fifth graders are having fun putting the reading skills they’ve built over the year to use in literature circle groups. This week, students learned the various roles they will be responsible for in this unit, and next week they will begin preparing their role in order to participate in their group.
We’ve been learning about matter, and this week studied how matter can be broken down into smaller and smaller parts, until you get atoms. Next week we’ll be learning about how various atoms combine and form molecules, and how to identify elements using the periodic table.
The fifth graders have been highly enthusiastic in our study of life in the 1500's and 1600's, and are really understanding the various reasons people wanted to leave Europe at settle in the Americas at that time. Today 5th graders did a “Choose Your Own Adventure” activity online in which they had to make decisions based on factors of life in England in the 1600's and decide whether or not to immigrate. Ask your 5th grader how their adventure went!
Student Blogger: Fiona!
This week fifth grade has said goodbye to Isabel with a game day, learned about the different factors of immigration in social studies, and learned how to use coordinate planes in math. We are excited to go to DREAM to read to the Montessori kids, see the Trolls movie night and not be at school on Monday!