If you wish to participate in our May Scholastic order, please have your orders in by the 19th. Thank you.
The spring book fair will be here next week. Our class is scheduled to go down to the book fair at 1:30 on May 15th.
Due to our change in schedule this week, due to testing, we did not get through all of our non-fiction review. We will continue to review today and Monday. The students will have their non-fiction test on Tuesday, May 9th!
Today we finished learning about the West Region of the United States. Students have completed the readings, comprehension questions, as well as their study guide. For the test, students need to study both their study guide and re-read their reading on the West. It is also important that students study the map that they are given and not just the order of the states. On the test, the numbers are mixed up on the map and will not be the same order as the study guide. Tomorrow, or Friday, students will have the opportunity to make flash cards for the states and capitals in this region. Their test for the West Region will be on 5/12.
Just a reminder that students will have an in-class non-fiction test on May 8th. We will be going over the review skills that were learned during the second quarter.
Due to the New York StateMath test this week, there will be no book challenge letter or reading log due. If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you.
I cannot believe that we are already in the 4th quarter! This year has done by so quickly and I am proud of the progress the students have shown. This week, and the beginning of next week, the students will be finishing up their poetry unit. Next week, students will be reviewing their non-fiction skills such as main idea, using supporting details, analyzing different points of view on the same account, author's purpose, and the overall structure of the text. As a class we will review all of these skills prior to the test. If for some reason I feel the students need more time to review I will let them know of the test date change.
There will be no homework over break for the 5th graders. A reading log was sent home. Students may choose to fill one out, but I will not be looking for one the Monday we return. Have a wonderful spring break!
Due to the schedule changes this week, the fifth graders DO NOT have a book challenge letter due on 3/17!
They DO have a reading log which is due on 3/20.
The March issue of scholastic has been sent home. If you are interested in ordering please have your orders in by March 22nd! We have ordered a lot of new books this year!
Due to the snow, the Social Studies test on the Northeast will be moved to March 22nd.
Today, the students finished learning about the Northeast Region of the United States. We talked about different topics such as climate, landmarks, culture, manufacturing, people, and even culture. The students answered questions based on the readings. The students brought that packet home today. They need to keep the reading and the questions because they will use that as part of their study guide! Earlier this week, we also filled out part of their study guide where we labeled a map, wrote the abbreviation for each state, and its capital. This will go home with them on Monday. It will also be part of their study guide.
Currently, I have the Northeast Region test scheduled for March 15th. If something changes, I will let the students know and post it on the website as well.
What will the students need to do on the test?
The students have been using the website Sheppard Software to practice identifying the states and their capitals. They can also use that website at home!
Spring conferences are just around the corner. Notes have been sent home to families about the conferences. Please check in your child's homework folder for the information regarding the upcoming conferences. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Students will have their book challenge letter due on Friday, February 17th!
Reading Logs will also be due on Friday, February 17th. However, students are only required to read 90 minutes due to the short week.
There will be no ELA homework over the February break!
Just a reminder, the Six Flags Read To Succeed form is due on February 13th. If your child has already submitted their form to me, their information has already been entered.
Book Challenge letters are due on Friday, February 10th. If the students have already turned their letter in, they are all set! The letters and enthusiasm from the students has been great!
Book ordered were sent home today. Students received three different catalogues to choose from. All book orders will be due on 2/17. Remember, you can place your orders online as well! Thank you to everyone who has purchased books through Scholastic. I have been able to order a lot of new books for our classroom this year.
Today in Social Studies, we started out new unit of learning about the regions of the United States. I shared with students a website where they can learn to identify the states and their capitals. I will put the link below so the students can use it at home if they wish.
Sheppar Software - www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm