Students are beginning Module 4, which covers multiplication and division of fractions and decimals. Module 4 videos can be found HERE. Module 4 Parent Tip sheet can be found HERE. Also, all students have a Dreambox account paid for by the school district. This a great way to get additional math practice at home. We have also started to use Prodigy, a math game website that the kids are loving. The login can be found HERE.
This month is Novel Writing Month. Students will participate in the challenge to write an entire novel in just one month! Students get to set their own word-count goal, and therefore, the length of their novel. Students will attempt to finish the first draft of their novel by 11:59pm on February 27th. Time to write will be given at school, but students are also encouraged to work on their novel at home.
The students are continuing with their focus on Author’s Perspective. In February they will:
- Explore a variety of genres of writing while identifying varying perspectives and purposes in the pieces
- Continue their work on recording a reading summary podcast on a current book they loved
Students will contextualize weather vocabulary before helping Mosa Mack solve the mystery of why storms seem to have such different characteristics in different regions. Students will plan and act out a model of the various factors that contribute to a weather front of their choice. Students apply their knowledge of weather and act as meteorologists to design a weather report that predicts and explains a day of weather in a region of their choice.
We are wrapping up our discovery of European explorers who landed in the Americas. Next up we will be learning about Europeans who settled in North American and started the 13 colonies.
February 4: Art returns to Bel Aire
February 6: Global School Play Day
February 14: Class Valentines Celebrations
February 18-22 Mid Winter Break
February 28: Math Centers
March 1: End of Trimester 2
March 4: 7:30-8:30 am 5th grade parent meeting about Family Life