HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we began Chapter 5: Algebra. Students examined number patterns and identified the rule used to determine the next several terms. We also practiced using variables and solving equations. This was a super quick chapter, so we'll be taking our test tomorrow!
Our whole class novel study/response to literature unit on The Liberation of Gabriel King began last week! Students are extremely enthusiastic about the story of Gabriel King and his best friend Frita Wilson. Already we’ve had many mature and higher-level discussions as we’ve explored the ideas of liberation, integration, and justification.
Our Fiction writing unit continued last week! Students reviewed character, setting, and plot and practiced incorporating these components into their fiction drafts.
Our Matter unit came to an end last week with a few final exciting lessons! On Thursday, students examined the changing properties of matter as they created Oobleck mixtures! On Friday, all fifth grade students rotated through 3 science lessons (taught by each fifth grade teacher) focusing on mixtures.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will wrap up Chapter 5 tomorrow and begin Chapter 6, Area, on Wednesday.
Our whole class novel study of The Liberation of Gabriel King will continue this week!
Our Fiction unit will continue this week as students focus on revising their drafts.
We will begin our next social studies unit this week: The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Branches of Government.
Tuesday, 1/14: Chapter 5 Math Test (Anderle)
Monday, 1/20: No School, MLK,JR. Day
Thursday, 1/23: MONDAY SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, 1/25: FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN 11:30-1:30
Monday, 1/27: AUDITIONS...King Agnarr & Queen Iduna
Wednesday, 1/29: AUDITIONS....Hans/Kristoff
Thursday, 1/30: AUDITIONS...Olaf
Monday, 2/3: AUDITIONS...Olaf (Callbacks if needed)
Tuesday, 2/4: INDIVIDUAL MATH CONTEST #2 (Lunch)
Wednesday, 2/5: AUDITIONS...Princess Anna
Thursday, 2/6: AUDITIONS...Elsa
TEAM MATH CONTEST #2 (Lunch)
Friday, 2/7: Rolling Meadows Courthouse Field Trip (Slips coming home today!)