This month our class is finishing up The Sign of the Beaver, which illustrates the relations between white settlers and American Indians. Throughout this month we will be reviewing reading strategies such as character comparison, theme, conflict, connections between our life and events in Sign of the Beaver, and summarizing the most important plot mountain events.
This month, students will:
•Learn the key components of an effective opinion piece.
•Review and implement strategies for writing organized essays.
•Use a rubric to self assess progress throughout student’s opinion essays.
We are finishing up Module 2 this month. The first half of this module students learned to multiply with multi-digit numbers. In the second half of this unit students will learn to divide three and four digit dividends by two-digit divisors resulting in two and three digit quotients with remainders. Students will also learn to divide with decimals and solve measurement word problems. More information HERE.
We will be moving on to Module 3 next, which covers addition and subtraction of fractions.
We are finishing up our Mosa Mack Atoms and Molecules unit. The last part of the Molecules unit is called The Engineer. The students design a solution to end an environmental issue. This is happening near the garbage treatment facility at the edge of Toxic Town. We will be transitioning to the Water Cycle Unit.
Students will be learning a new coding language this month:
• Swift Playground coding app
• Apple product
• Coding language used on iOS devices like iPhone & iPads
• Students will solve problems with increasing complexity
• Game format
• Teaches coding fundamentals
5th graders are in need of your help for our upcoming Walker Creek Outdoor Education field trip. Currently, we don’t have enough parents cleared to go on this amazing learning adventure. The 5th grade team must have more parents as volunteers to be cabin leaders. If we don’t get enough parents as cabin leaders by March 1st, unfortunately, we will not be able go to the camp. All cabin leaders will need to be fingerprinted and that can take up to 2 months for the paperwork to be processed. Keep in mind, if you were fingerprinted in the last year for a different RUSD event, please contact your teacher or the school office. Those cleared fingerprints are acceptable for our Walker Creek trip! GOOD NEWS is that ALL adults go to camp for FREE :) If you are able and willing, please Click Here to learn more about what it means to be a cabin leader.
Camp Dates: Tuesday, April 2nd - Friday, April 5th
- Please email your teacher for Live Scan Paperwork
- Please click for Locations
- Cost: $70
- Could take as long as 2 months to process!
12/5: Student Council Fair Day (bring up to $10 for bake sale and games)
12/14: 8:25am Draw Along Assembly (students only)
12/19: 8:30am Holiday Concert for Parents
12/19: 10:30 Holiday Concert for students
12/24/18-1/7/19 Winter Break
1/8/19 School Resumes