We have completed the 6 modules in the Eureka curriculum. Currently, we are preparing for the upcoming Math SBAC assessments with targeted review practice in each standard. Students are also taking ‘practice’ math SBAC tests to review the multi-step procedures. After the SBAC testing, students will be constructing a 3-D city structure using geometric shapes. This project, called ‘Geometrocity’, is done in cooperative groups.
Students are completing their informational biography on their artist. They are writing a paragraph on the artist’s early life, personal life, and professional life. They will also be creating a bibliography to show where they have gathered their research. Additionally, they will act as an art critic and write a letter to the artist where they are critiquing their work.
States & Capitals
As part of 5th grade social studies curriculum, students are expected to learn all of the 50 states and capitals by the end of the year. They should be able to:
- Identify the state on a blank map
- Name the corresponding capital for each state. (They do not need to know where the capital is located in the state)
- Take a quiz each Thursday on different areas of the country. There are many online games on the teacher websites to help students study.
We are finishing up the novel My Brother Sam is Dead.
•Answering questions using text evidence
•Discussing events of the American Revolution
•Considering varying perspectives of historical events
Science - Elements
This month our class will study chemical reactions with Mrs. Le Clair. During this unit they will focus on the following:
- Understand that the Earth has 94 naturally occurring elements.
- All atoms are made of three basic parts in varying numbers; protons, neutrons, and electrons.
- Recognize the periodic table of the elements which shows increasing atomic number in rows and similar chemical properties.
- Understand that most matter on Earth, including organisms, is made from a small number of elements.
- Know that all scanning tunneling microscope (STM) can produce discrete images of atoms and molecules in ordered arrays.
May 9: Science SBAC Test
May 11: deadline to turn in artwork for all school art fair
May 14-25: Family Life
May 15: Math SBAC
May 16: Hawaiian Day (bring max of $10 for bake sale and games)
May 17: Math SBAC
May 22: 5th graders visit Del Mar
May 24: Open House 6-7:30pm (start in class, then outside for music presentation)
May 30: Spring Sing 8:30am for parents
June 5-8: Dive Deep Week
June 12: Bowling Field Trip 10:30-1, followed by lunch and yearbook signing
June 13: Field Day
June 13: 5th grade Variety Show 8:30 a.m.
June 14: Last Day dismissal 1:35, 5th grade celebration 11-12 in the MPR ALL are welcome