I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Please check below for some weekly updates:
7 Mindset Houses- We have organized students into houses by randomly selecting bracelets. Monday will be their first house meeting. We will have house meetings once a month for the rest of the year.
Dolphins Diving Deeper- (3D time)- We will start 3D time on Tuesday. Every Tuesday-Friday from 7:45-8:15, we will have 3D time. This is a time for remediation and extension. Students have been sorted into groups based on their STAR test results and first 9 weeks grades. We will be focusing on Math extension and remediation.
We have been working with coordinate planes and functions. We will have our test over unit 7 this Friday, 10/30.
We have worked on multiplying decimals for the past week. We will continue this and start learning about dividing decimals this week. This unit also focuses on multiplying and dividing by powers of 10. This is a concept we have been working with all year but it is difficult for students to grasp. Please be reviewing this with students. This unit test will be next Thursday, 11/5.
We have learned all about cells and microorganisms. Students were asked to create a "Cell City" for their unit project. This could be done in any format. Guidelines and rubrics were handed out and all students should have this information. Cell city is due on Tuesday, 10/27. This is the same day as their cell test.
We doubled up on Science and Social Studies during ITBS week. We are currently learning about the turn of the century including cattle drives and economic patterns of the beginning of the 1900's. We will continue this unit throughout the week. Our unit test for this will be November 3rd.
Check below for this weeks updates :)
Next week is ITBS testing. Please do not have students bring devices that week. If they NEED to bring a device for after school activities, please let me know. They will need to power down devices and turn them in during testing.
Parent Resources: Below is a link to upraised math. This is a math resource which tells you what your students is currently working on in math. It also has some resources that can help you to understand how they are learning the skill which we all know is different then how you learned it :).
We will be starting Unit 7 on Wednesday. We will be learning about the coordinate plane and functions. They will be able to plot points, locate points, determine distance between points, and create points based on real world functions. Links to resources are located on the Yellow Math tab of the Class web page.
We will be starting Unit 3 on Wednesday. We will learn how to multiply and divide decimals. This will be similar to our previous unit of multiplying and dividing whole numbers. Students will be able to use a grid method, area model, partial products, and algorithm to complete real world problems. Links to resources are located on the Blue Math tab of the Class web page.
We will be continuing out unit on Cells and Microorganisms. Students already have learned about the different organelles and will complete their "Cell City" project by October 27th. They will be allowed to bring in their project during ITBS Week (October 19th-23rd) so we can work on them in class.
Test dates: To be determined :)
I hope everyone is ready for another great week! Please take a minute to read about what is coming up.
There will be no school for students this Friday (Teacher Word Day), Monday (Columbus Day) or Tuesday (Teacher Learning Day). Enjoy the 5 day weekend!!
Here is a link to a sign up for our first discovery lab! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044aafa82da3fc1-5thgrade_1 It is tomorrow but we would love any help we can get! I apologize for the last minute sign up. We just got the lab cleaned up and ready on Friday thanks to some wonderful volunteers! We weren't sure if it would be ready but we are glad it is!
The first 9 weeks ends on October 9th (friday). Grades will be entered and finalized. Report cards will be printed and sent home on October 19th.
ITBS testing will be the week of the 19th as well.
Measurement and volume test will start on Tuesday. We will be learning about coordinate planes in Unit 7. Test dates for unit 7 are TBD.
Decimal Place value, Decimal Adding and Subtracting test will start Tuesday. We will be learning how to multiply and divide decimals in unit 3. Test dates for Unit 3 are TBD.
We will be starting out unit on cells and microorganisms this week. This is one of my favorite units! Students will have a "Cell City" project which will be done at home. Rubric and information will come home with them on Monday. The test is tentatively scheduled for October 16th.
I'm ready for another great weeks with great students!
Check back every week for a new post with information about the coming week.