Thank you to Ms. Rydel and Ms. Williamson for your participation in last week’s final field trip. This week, we have our evening reception at the museum for the students on June 1 from 6-8 pm at the Smart Museum. Please meet outside the school at 5:45 to walk over together. If you prefer, you may meet us at the museum. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Reading: We will continue to read The Witch Of Blackbird Pond. Students will refine their reading comprehension skills that we have been focusing on all year. These include: prediction, summarizing, visualizing, inferencing, and drawing conclusions. In addition, students will read short fiction books to refine their skills in guided reading groups. Students will respond to independent reading in their journals.
Writing: We will practice Poetry Performance techniques, and students will prepare poems to perform for next week’s Poetry Slam. I will send home a notice of the Poetry Slam date and time this week, so please look for it in your child’s take home folder. Students have finished their 5th grade timelines. As a final writing piece, students will write a memoir of a moment on their timelines this week.
Math: This week students will continue lessons from Unit 8. Specifically, students will multiply mixed numbers, find percentages of numbers, and find fractional units of a whole. We will cover lessons 8.8, 8.9, and 8.10. Students will take a Checking progress quiz on Thursday.
Science: This week we will continue to investigate Levers and Pulleys. Students will construct and identify class-1, 2, and 3 levers and perform multiple trials for different experiments. Students will continue to take Health and Human Development classes from Ms. Garcia.
Social Studies: Students will complete their study of Chapter 12: The Constitution this week. Students will respond to focus questions as homework. In class, students will take notes. As a final Social Studies project, students will learn more about the Bill Of Rights through Reader’s Theatre scripts.
Spelling: We will continue spelling practice this week. Please study with your child the spelling words. The spelling test will be Friday.