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Dear Fabulous Fifth Grade Families,
I can’t believe that we are already into our 8th week of school! We are definitely in our groove and chugging along. It was so fun to see you all at the supply pick up last week. Please keep track of your school supplies. We will continue to use supplies from our first pick up as well as this second one. Please make every effort to have all supplies in your Rocket Box, close at hand each day! It is difficult to move along with lessons when students don’t have their materials.
I am updating grades as much as I can so you and your student can stay up to date. If you do not have ParentVue, you can call our school office and they can get you set up. It is really easy to do. Please take a look below to see what we’ll be up to and what we’ve been doing.
PTO: Thank you so much to all that have joined our PTO. It is never too late to join. https://elliottranchpto.com/
READING: Today, we created the materials for our novel study, Sign of the Beaver. We’ll read about a chapter a day with a focus on vocabulary, tension, and plot. There will be a quiz every 5-6 chapters. It is encouraged for students to reread the chapter we read in class each day for homework.
WRITING: We have just finished two big writing pieces, Teddy Bear Stories and a comparison piece on Teddy Roosevelt. We will continue to work on the DLR (Daily Language Review). We will have a few more writing pieces this trimester. Students need to remember that each piece of work they are completing, should be edited and include correct grammar, capitalization and punctuation (in all subject areas).
MATH: We will finish chapter 2 Division, this week with a test on Friday. We will be moving into chapter 3 with a focus on decimals, next week.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We will start our unit on Geography this week and will continue to learn about how to read maps of the world and the U.S. Students will be tested on the 30 capitals this Friday.
SCIENCE: Science will be on hold for just a little bit while we shift our focus to Social Studies.
GRADES: As always, let me know if you have any questions.
APEX FUN RUN: The Apex Fun Run is back!!! Starting next week, the APEX team will be back with virtual videos and lessons to help keep students healthy. They have a lot of fun things planned, so stay tuned.
November 11th: No School, Veteran’s Day