Last week of school!
While this year is coming to an end, I want to take a second to thank all of you for everything you have done throughout the year. I could not do my job without your help. I have two amazing classes who have grown to be a family. While I am sad to see them go, I know they have such bright futures ahead of them. When I became a teacher, I did not want to be a teacher for only a year. I will always be here to support you and your family as we change the world. I am excited for a week full of fun!
Unleash the lions!
Please see schedule below and notes on events. If you have any questions, please let me know!
We are the gardeners! - Our last big math project of the year was a gardening project. The students have researched and designed our garden and passed math quizzes involving measurement, fractions, and decimals. We will be planting the plants on Tuesday.
Unleash the Lions
The 2018-19 school year is quickly coming to an end, and now it is time to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students. The Dolvin staff has worked with the room parents to coordinate the activities for the last week of school. To make all of these activities possible, we are asking for a DONATION of $10 per student. If you have not made a donation yet, it would be greatly appreciated!
I will be taking my PM class to purchase books from the book fair Wednesday, May 8th at 11:30. It is a BOGO book fair. Please send your child with money if they would like to purchase books.
We are working on unit 7, coordinate plane geometry. In this unit, students will learn how to plot and read ordered pairs in all four quadrants. They will be able to create patterns to solve real world problems in the first quadrant using x-y charts as well. So far, we have learned how to plot ordered pairs, write ordered pairs, and develop patterns. We have also worked on real world patterns that can be graphed in a coordinate plane. We will be reviewing this week. Yellow math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.
We are continuing our work on integers by using integers in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to read and plot points. They will also be able to create shapes in the coordinate grid. For example, given 3 points, they will be able to identify where another point will need to be in order to make a square. So far, we have reviewed how to plot and read ordered pairs. We have also learned how to calculate distance from point to point on a coordinate plane. Lastly, we have learned how to identify shapes in the coordinate grid. We have also reviewed graphing inequalities, reflecting points, and finding missing points on a coordinate plane. This week, we will be reviewing. Blue math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.
Our last science unit will be over Heredity. In this unit, students have learned how traits are inherited as well as learned. They are able to tell the difference between inherited traits and instincts as well as learned behaviors. So far, we have learned about inherited traits, instincts, and learned behaviors. We will be reviewing this week. Our test over this unit will be Wednesday, May 8th.
We will also be doing another short review on microorganisms. In this unit we will learn how microorganisms are beneficial and harmful. We will have a formative assessment over this information but no test.
Our last social studies unit will cover 1975- present day as well as personal economic and budgeting. There are a lot of events packed into these decades with very little time to cover them all. Students will be focusing on the end of the cold war, conflict in the middle east, and modern technology. We will have a formative assessment over this unit but no test.
Check back every week for a new post with information about the coming week.