1. On Friday, the entire 5th grade will be taking their class picture. Please have your child wear his or her shirt (if possible!) for this picture.
2. Next week, fifth graders will be taking 3 Illinois Science Assessments. For these tests, along with the upcoming IAR tests, STUDENTS WILL NEED HEADPHONES. While most of our class does have working headphones, there are a few who need replacements. Please check with your child to make sure he or she is prepared. THANK YOU!!!
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
Last week in math we began Chapter 9, Multiplying and Dividing Decimals. Students practiced dividing decimals by whole numbers, tens, hundreds, and thousands.
Our literacy time last week focused on the nonfiction text, Freedom Walkers. Students examined new vocabulary terms and practiced using various comprehension strategies to better understand this complex text. As we began to explore this story behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, students learned about the life of Jo Ann Robinson and the impact segregation had on her.
We wrapped up our fiction writing unit last week with final writing conferences and the publication of our stories. Students are excited for our Fiction Gallery Walk this week!
Our classroom study of the Bill of Rights and Constitution came to an end last week. Students put their knowledge of the first ten amendments to the test as they played the popular, and super fun game, Do I Have a Right? Later this week we will extend our knowledge of the Bill of Rights/Constitution when we begin a special "amendment" project in the LMC.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will continue moving through Chapter 9. Students will practice dividing decimals.
Our study of Freedom Walkers will continue this week!
This week we will begin our Expository Nonfiction writing unit.
We will begin our next social studies unit, Westward Expansion.. Students will examine manifest destiny and the many land acquisitions acquired by the United States.
Friday, 2/28: 5th GRADE CLASS PIC (and Club Pics)....WEAR 5th GRADE SHIRTS
Tuesday, 3/3: Illinois Science Assessment Test #1 (am)
Wednesday, 3/4: Illinois Science Assessment Test #2 (am)
Thursday, 3/5: Illinois Science Assessment Test #3 (am)