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:
- Tuesday, December 12th - Optional Parent Talk about 5th Grade Puberty Education 3:00 pm
- Thursday, December 14th - Economic Fair from 2:30-3:30 (the Holiday Bazaar goes until 5, but the students will clean up after the first hour)
- Thursday, December 14th - Holiday Show 5:30 pm
- 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: Ambar
This week was very fun. We got to go to other grades with a partner to show other students how to code. We also got to finish our essays that we were doing in ELA. Also the first graders read to us the books about plant adaptations that they made. We also got time to work on our Economics Fair projects. We also did fun activities in class. And that's all the fun things we did this week!
The 5th graders will be performing in the Holiday Program on December 14th. They will be finished selling at the Holiday Bazaar at 3:30, and are asked to be back at school for the soundcheck at 5:00 pm. The dress code for 5th grade is the white ISS polo (not the PE shirt) and blue pants.
The Senior class will be selling Holiday Candygrams beginning at the end of school on Monday through the next two weeks.
The fundraiser is to earn money to pay for graduation costs for the Class of 2018.
The candy grams will be for sale before and after school each day from Monday, Dec. 11th until Tuesday, December 19th. They will be delivered to students during school on Thursday, Dec. 21st.
25 RD for a candy gram with a candy cane
50 RD for a candy gram with a candy cane and Hershey's kisses
The Economic Fair is next Thursday! Students will be dismissed from class at 2:15 to set up, and begin selling at 2:30. At 3:30, they will clean up and be dismissed until soundcheck for the Holiday Program at 5:00. By now, students should have made at least some of the final product they will be selling. Next week, we will be working in class on advertisements for their product. Thank you to all the families who have supported this project by giving ideas, time, and collecting materials!
The week of December 18-22nd, we will be doing puberty education for the 5th graders. This will consist of four sessions over four days: Monday - puberty overview and hygiene; Tuesday - changes in the female body; Wednesday - changes in the male body; Thursday - question and answer (females with Ms. Zika, males with Mr. Brown). Any parents wanting additional information are invited to attend an optional informational meeting for parents on Tuesday, December 12 from 3:00 - 3:30 in the 5th grade classroom.
This week was the Hour of Code, an international event to promote coding in schools. The 5th graders completed their hour of code the week before, and this week they took their skills to the next level by teaching the rest of the Elementary School about coding. They created engaging lessons and guided their younger peers in coding activities. I’m really proud of their patience and leadership in this project! Ask your 5th grader what grade they taught this week!
This week we wrapped up our study of addition and subtraction of fractions. Students took a unit test on Wednesday, which went home Thursday for reflection and parent signatures. Reflection is a hugely important part of the assessment process, as it allows them to think about what their strengths and areas of growth are, and how they can improve in the future. Students wishing to take an assessment again in order to work toward mastery were given an alternative assessment today. Next week, we’ll be working on line plots, then beginning to look at multiplication and division of fractions.
We also wrapped up our persuasive essays this week! Students worked hard on research skills, organizing their writing, and thinking deeply about ways to persuade their audience. These are skills we’ll continue working on in 5th grade, as they will be important as they move on to middle school next year. I’m so impressed with how much they have improved in their writing over these last few months! Way to go 5th graders!