HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK💡
Last week in math we wrapped up Chapter 13. Students explored the properties of parallelograms, rhombuses, and trapezoids. We reviewed the major concepts from the unit and took our final assessment on Friday.
We began our final nonfiction book study of the year, Children of the Wild West, last week. Students took an in depth look at the experiences shared by pioneer families as we examined frontier photographers and what life was like traveling west.
Our writers worked vigorously last week moving through the final stages of the writing process, preparing for publication of their expository nonfiction book creations. Students determined appropriate text features for their work, designed an About the Author page, and created a bibliography to credit their sources. We can't wait to share our books this week!
Our study of Ecosystems and decomposition continued last week! Students observed dung beetles and carrion beetles, and explained how scavengers feed on the matter of nature’s waste. We also drew models to show how fungi and bacteria contribute to the movement of matter in ecosystems. Additionally, students created decomposition cups to discover what effect worms will have on the decomposition of plant remains over the next few days.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will begin our final math unit of the year, Chapter 14: Surface Area and Volume. This week students will focus on finding the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
Our nonfiction study of The Children of the Wild West will continue this week.
Our writers will put the finishing touches on their expository nonfiction texts, and we will host a Gallery Walk later this week to share our work!
This week's study of Ecosystems will focus on our worms as consumers and decomposers!
Monday, 5/9: Band Concert 7pm
Tuesday, 5/10: PHOTOS Dine & Share Night for Make-A-Wish
Wednesday, 5/11: 5th Grade Track Meet @ SMS
Thursday, 5/19: Make-A-Wish Walkathon
Friday, 5/20: PM Beauty & the Beast Rehearsal
Monday, 5/21: Full Day B & B Rehearsal
Tuesday,5/24: Beauty & the Beast
AM: Blue Cast Dress Rehearsal
7pm: Blue Cast Performance
Wednesday, 5/25: Beauty & the Beast
AM: White Cast Dress Rehearsal
7pm: White Cast Performance
Friday, 5/27: NO SCHOOL
Monday, 5/30: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 5/31: 5th GRADE TRIP
Thursday, 6/2: SPIRIT DAY (AM)
5th Grade Recognition Ceremony
7pm @ Thomas Middle School
Friday, 6/3: LAST DAY: 5th GRADE CLAP OUT