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 Thursday.
We wrapped up our Poetry unit with a special project focusing on civil rights and Kwame Alexander's award winning poem/picture book, The Undefeated. After analyzing this incredible poem, students researched a person or event showcased in the book in order to better understand the significant impact this person (or event) has had over time.
We continued moving through our Expository Nonfiction unit last week. Students finished up their topic research, organized their information into subtopics, and began drafting their work. Additionally, students integrated transitional words and phrases, along with text features, into their drafts.
Our Ecosystems unit continued last week in science! Students explored the idea that matter in nature's waste is broken down by scavengers and decomposers. Students also observed dung beetles and carrion beetles, and explained how scavengers feed on the matter of nature’s waste.
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.
We will begin a nonfiction study of The Children of the Wild West.
Our writers will move into the publishing phase of the writing process, and put the finishing touches on their expository nonfiction texts.
This week's study of Ecosystems will focus on our worms as consumers and decomposers!
Monday, May 8th Band Concert at Hersey
Wednesday, May 17th Track Meet @ South 4-6pm
Monday, May 22nd All Day Moana Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 23rd Band Concert @ Patton 9:15
Tuesday, May 23rd Afternoon Moana Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 23rd Hersey Senior Walk @ 3:15
Wednesday, May 24th Moana 9:30-11/7-8:30
Thursday, May 25th Moana 9:30-11/7-8:30
Friday, May 26th School Improvement Day-No School
Monday, May 29th Memorial Day-No School
Monday, June 5th Spirit Day (AM) & Recognition @ TMS-7pm
Tuesday, June 6th Fifth Grade Trip
Wednesday, June 7th Last Day of School & 5th Grade Clap-Out