This week we explored different methods for multiplying fractions by whole numbers: tape diagrams, arrays, and multiplication sentences. On Friday we reviewed all of the fraction skills covered so far with a fun math mystery. Students were challenged to use what they’ve learned in order to solve clues and find the pharaoh's sceptre. It’s impressive to see how much they’ve learned! Next week, we’ll continue multiplying fractions by whole numbers, as well as finding a fraction of a measurement, comparing and evaluating expressions with parentheses, and solving and creating fraction word problems.
We’re continuing to work on informational text skills with our class novel Promises to Keep. I’m so impressed with the 5th graders ability to think critically about concepts such as segregation and social justice. As we read this novel, students are working hard to use context clues to determine the meaning of new words. Next week, we’ll practice making inferences, determining the main idea, and writing summary statements as we read about Jackie Robinson’s entry into baseball’s major leagues.
The fifth graders are working so hard on their class play for next Friday’s Morning Circle presentation, “The Milky Way’s Got Talent.” They have applied everything they learned about the planets and solar system and added their creative sparkle - we can’t wait to share the final product with you!
This week we made “Wordles” about our own cultures in order to demonstrate our understanding of what culture is. Check them out outside the classroom! Next week we'll be studying cultural diffusion and find examples of it in history and our modern world.
Please see this message from the office about make-up pictures on Tuesday:
This is a reminder that on Tuesday, January 24th, we will be having our make-up school photo day for any students who did not take their pictures in November and any of our new students. Every child will have their picture taken with their white shirt for the yearbook. Please make sure that on Tuesday, your child has a white uniform shirt with them if they are in P.E. uniform.
If you would like to order copies of your child's school photo, please deposit the money into our school account at Banco Popular, listed at the bottom of the form and bring the receipt and order form to the office by Friday, January 27th.
If you have any questions feel free to email or stop by the office.
Also, please read this message about Thursday’s charity concert:
We hope you all will join us Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm for the annual National Honor Society Charity Concert!
There will be performances by the infamous Scorpions, ISS Grade 4 & 5 Choral group, singer Sarah DiVicenzo, and local professional musicians Alison Sade and Van Avakian! Delicious Gordito's burritos will be for sale as well as homed treats. Additionally, NHS will raffle great prizes including gift certificates to Ocean Dream condos, The Honey Company, Fresh Fresh, local salons and restaurants.
ALL proceeds will be donated to a local Haitian community school where NHSis working to complete a school kitchen this year. Tickets are on sale before and after school for 250RD. See you there!
Monday, February 27th is Independence Day in the Dominican Republic. Although ISS will not have regular class on this day, we are participating as a school in the community celebration of this important holiday.
Elementary students and parents are welcome to join in this festive and fun parade as well, although it is optional. Our elementary teachers will be marching with the students assisting with supervision, however, if elementary students wish to participate in the parade, we ask that parents join us as well. Come out and represent our school in this special event that shows pride in our school, pride in our community and pride in the country we all call home.
Student bloggers: Jaume and Egor!
This week was a great week for 5th Grade at ISS, in math, we started learning multiplying fractions. In reading, we started reading and studying the great baseball hero named Jackie Robinson and how he changed America. For 5th grade this has been a great week. Here in 5th grade we are going to present our galaxy, The Milky Way’s Got Talent show on the covered court at the morning circle on Friday.