Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 17

Happy New Year!!

Science Fair: Students have chosen to work either alone or with a partner. They should have an experiment chosen and be working on it. We will have some time in the classroom to work on this and I will be available at lunch times to help students. This is a 5th grade requirement and must be completed on time.

Math: We will be doing some review for Unit 5 and completing this. Students need to be able to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. They also need to understand how to convert a decimal to a fraction to a percentage.

Reading: Our new main unit of study this month will be myths and legends. Students will listen to read alouds as well as read texts during guided reading to learn the difference between these two genre.

MLK Jr. Day: There will be an assembly on January 16 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Our class is putting together a video presentation of his life. I will post the video to the blog when it is complete. Be sure to ask your child what part he or she did to contribute to the project.

Winter Survival!!!

It's time for Winter Survival. Our trip will be Friday, January 16th from 9am - 2pm. We are in need of parent chaperones to accompany us on this trip. Your most important job on this trip would be to make sure the students stay safe at their fire. Students are encouraged and expected to gather the wood, build a fire, and cook their own food. Please contact me via email ( if you are interested in attending this trip.

NWEA Testing is coming: We have two winter dates for this testing. Our reading test will be Friday, January 23 at 9am. Our math time will be Tuesday, January 27 at 10 am. Please be sure that your child is at school on time these days. Make up times will be available but best if we can avoid them.

NO School: Monday, January 19 - MLK, Jr. Day
No School: Monday, January 26 - PD Day