News from Fifth Grade
Another successful week in fifth grade. We have continued our debate about King George 111 by examining the evidence we have read to write our Opinion essay.
We are practicing the skill of multiplying mixed numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions. Next, we will conquer the task of dividing whole numbers and unit fractions by other fractions!! I really appreciate how your children persevere and ask questions when they don't understand. These habits benefit them greatly when we learn new concepts.
We learned all kinds of interesting facts about orbits, and moon phases and what exactly is a planet! This information will prepare us to answer questions about how the position of the sun affects length and appearance of shadows and how weather impacts what stars look like in the sky.
Important Upcoming Dates:
February 21st Animal Wellness PBSL fundraiser
February 26th Independence Day Assembly
February 27th No School- Independence Day Parade
Important News from the School
Parent Group Invitation:
Please join us next Friday, February 22nd at 8:15 am in the downstairs library for the next PSG meeting!
We will begin planning the annual International Day, scheduled for Friday, April 26th.
From the Animal Wellness PBSL:
Animal Wellness students will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money to donate to DCDR's spay and neuter clinics. They wanted to get creative and do something that doesn't involve food! They have decided on painting animal faces on the elementary students. We will have the fundraiser during the elementary lunch on Thursday, Feb. 21st. The cost will be 100 pesos per student. They will have a variety of animal faces to choose from!
News from Spanish:
Para la próxima semana estaremos trabajando los siguientes temas:
Español: El texto argumentativo y sus características.
Sociales: El folklore dominicano
Just a reminder!! While homework is structured for students to practice skills they already know how to do, it is very helpful when you ask them about what they are practicing at home. Each day your child has reading homework, math homework and spelling homework. This should take them about 50 minutes to complete each night. If it is taking longer than that, please communicate with me and we can figure something out. If you have a question about what they should be working on, feel free to email or check out the website. http://www.issosua.com/grade-5.html