Friday, October 31, 2014

5V News

Curriculum Topics:

  • Multiplication
  • Character study in reading and writing
  • Colonization
  • The circulatory system 
Some activities we did this week:
  • Took a test on adding and subtracting decimals
  • Practiced traditional multiplication 
  • Chose books to read for our character study
  • Stepped outside of our books to build theories about our characters
  • Noticed our character's actions and what that may reveal 
  • Became familiar with the circulatory system
  • Labeled the parts of the heart
  • Set up U.S. history timelines on Tiki-Toki
  • Discussed push and pull reasons for people to leave Europe 
  • Painted pumpkins for Halloween! 
Notes and reminders:
  • Early release on Friday, November 7th 
  • No school Monday and Tuesday November 10th and 11th 

Have a great weekend! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

5V News

Parent conferences:
Parent conferences begin next week.  Please see the schedule below and email me if you would like to change your time.  I'm looking forward to meeting with you!
Parent Conference Schedule Fall 2014

We are learning about:

  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Memoir writing
  • European exploration
  • Reading strategies 
Some activities we did this week:
  • Practiced reading aloud with power and expression
  • Reflected on our first quarter reading
  • Went "shopping" during math 
  • Reviewed our math unit 2 I can statements
  • Solved Halloween word problems in our table groups
  • Concluded our memoirs by writing strong conclusions
  • Researched one aspect of European exploration with Ms. Hodgdon's class 
Coming up:
  • For our next science and social studies topics 5V will have Ms. Hodgdon for science and Ms. Valenti for social studies and rotate the two topics 
  • Early releases- Wednesday, October 29th and Friday, November 7th for parent conferences 
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

5V News

Have you signed up for parent conferences yet?  They begin in a couple of weeks!  Please sign up here.

We are learning about:
  • Adding and subtracting decimals 
  • Writing memoirs
  • Reading comprehension strategies
  • Early European explorers
Ask your child about:
  • Our first Mystery Skype!  
  • His or her job during our Mystery Skype
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Creating an astrolabe 
  • His or her memoir topic
  • The Global Read Aloud book- The Fourteenth Goldfish 
  • The Storyworks character contest 
  • His or her pattern during word study this week 

Have a great weekend!