Friday, September 19, 2014

5V News

We are learning about:
  • Place Value
  • Writing personal narrative
  • Reading with power
  • The three worlds meeting- North America, Africa and Europe
Some activities we did this week
  • Played "Decimal Destruction" in math 
  • Did a room walk with place value task cards
  • Demonstrated that we know how to read, write and compare decimals to the thousandths place
  • Practiced recounting and retelling during reading workshop
  • Read Time of Wonder and noticed sensory details 
  • Mapped our hearts during writing workshop 
  • Played online games to help us locate the continents and oceans 
  • Learned about our essential questions for our "Three Worlds Meet" social studies unit with 5S
  • Sang the "5 Themes of Geography song"
  • Researched the 5 themes of geography for New Hampshire
Notes and reminders:
  • Fifth graders will be visiting Stratham Hill Park next Wednesday, September 24th 
  • Visit our Flickr page for photos!  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

5V News

It was great to see so many of you last night at Curriculum Night!  Your child is taking home a curriculum packet today with an overview of the fifth grade curriculum.  

Curriculum topics:
  • Place value
  • Reading with power
  • Writing personal narrative
  • Building classroom community
Some activities we did this week:
  • Used the place value chart to convert numbers
  • Read, wrote and compared decimals to the thousandths place 
  • Participated in "The Candy Rush" with 5S 
  • Logged in and tried out IXL 
  • Wrote out "I am" poems using the 5 senses
  • Discussed and practiced making positive and meaningful comments on blog posts
  • Brainstormed special people and places in our lives
  • Thought of strong emotions and wrote about times we experienced them 
  • Met with our second grade reading buddies for the first time 
  • Began typing practice on Typing Pal 

Parent conferences:
I created a Google Doc for parent conferences this year.  Here is the link:  Parent Conferences Fall 2014  Please sign up when you have a chance!

Have a great weekend!