Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week of October 15-19

Welcome back to another week of learning and fun in Grade 5! 


Notes for the week...

** This week on Wednesday, we will be taking a field trip to the Central Bank of Honduras in the morning. If you have not signed the permission slip and sent the 50 lps, please do so as soon as possible!

** On Friday we will hold our Student-Led Conferences. Monday we will be sending out forms with the scheduled time for your conference. We will not have classes, however, both students and parents need to attend this conference. The students will be presenting some of the work they have done this quarter and the teachers will be explaining the report cards and MAP scores. We have tried to be as accommodating as possible with everyone's schedule, but we know that your assigned time may not work for you. If you cannot make your conference, please email or Whatsapp your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible to schedule a new conference time.

This week in class...

Language Arts
In Language Arts this week, we will analyze different types of text structures in fiction and nonfiction text. We will be identifying the characteristics of fiction structure using a plot diagram, along with characteristics of such nonfiction structures as "Sequence/Chronological" and "Cause/Effect."

We will be moving on to the drafting stage of our speeches inspired by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.  Students will be using the research they have gathered and the ideas they have organized in order to complete the first draft of their presentation.

Math




This week in Math class we will finish reviewing multi-digit multiplication strategies. We will study the Lattice Method of multiplication and then review each of the strategies we have learned. Thursday we will have a short quiz over each of these strategies.

Homework:
Monday: One Xtramath.org lesson
Tuesday: One Xtramath.org lesson, Math IXL C.11

Wednesday:
One Xtramath.org lesson, Math IXL W.1
Thursday: One Xtramath.org lesson

Science
We will be finishing up our matter unit by using physical properties of matter to separate mixtures of substances. Then on Thursday, we will review the concepts we have learned and will take a test over the unit.

Thank you for all of your support, parents! Please feel free to email us if you have any
questions.

Ms. Amy and Mr. Andrew

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 8-12

Welcome back to another week of learning and fun in Grade 5! We hope you were able to stay dry and have a great Semana Morazanica vacation!


Notes for the week...

** MAP testing is finishing up this week.  This means that we will have very little access to the computer lab, and students will be depending on their devices for several activities.  Please allow your child to bring a device (preferably tablet or laptop, but a smart phone can work in a pinch).  Students will be using the apps Google Drive, Google Slides, and Google Docs, as well as their internet browser, so please make sure that these apps are downloaded on the device. It is preferable that each student have their own device, but if your child is unable to bring one, we will make arrangements here at school for them to complete the work.  Thank you so much for your collaboration!

** 5th grade has finished their MAP testing for the first semester.  Students who were absent on MAP testing days without making prior arrangements will be making up the test this week.

This week in class...

Language Arts
This week we will continue to investigate the features of nonfiction text as well as how
they can help us understand the text more thoroughly. In addition, we'll be practicing how to evaluate headlines we see on the internet as well as learning about how information we post online can create a "digital footprint."

In Language, we will continue to study words with the y --> i spelling change in plural nouns and certain verb conjugations, since we were unable to have the quiz before the October break.  The quiz will be this Friday.

We will also continue to work on gathering research to support our speech topics inspired by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and we will begin drafting our speeches.

Math
We will continue studying multiplication this week in Math class. We will be solving multi-digit problems using the Mr. Andrew Crazy Way (actually the Distributive Method! Don't tell anyone!) and the Standard Algorithm. We will put our multiplication skills to use for solving several word problems as well this week.

Homework:
Monday: One Xtramath.org lesson
Tuesday: One Xtramath.org lesson, Math IXL C.2
Wednesday: One Xtramath.org lesson
Thursday: One Xtramath.org lesson, Math IXL C.13

Science
We will continue to investigate properties of matter, and will use what we know about properties to identify substances using multiple tests.

Thank you for all of your support, parents! Please feel free to email us if you have any
questions.

Ms. Amy and Mr. Andrew