Hello 5V Families,
Another awesome week by our fabulous 5th graders. Things are really beginning to wind down, and we have some AWESOME 5th grade events coming up.
Please mark down the following dates:
Friday, June 15: Flag Day Assembly at 9:00 am
Monday, June 18: 5th Grade Friendship games at GHS from 12:00-1:30. More info to come.
Tuesday, June 19: LES Field Day 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, June 21: 5th Grade Moving Up Day Ceremony at 8:30 am
Friday June 22: 11:30 Dismissal, 10:00 End of Year Share and Celebrate, Last day of School.
Here is a look at what we did this week:
Reading: In reading, we met with our book clubs to discuss the fantasy books we are reading. I love this time of the year and listening to the students talk about their reading. They have grown so much as readers, and have become so independent. I spend book time club as a facilitator, rather than the leader of the discussion. It is so amazing to sit back and listen to the students reflect on what they have read. Their thinking has grown so much! Ask them about the fantasy book they are reading-all of the books for the book clubs are AWESOME.
Writing: In writing, we worked on writing powerful conclusions and introductions to our argument essays. Next week, we will talk about why arguments writer's address counterclaims in their writing, and wil wrap up this writing unit. We finish the year writing Literary nonfiction books, which is SO fun and ties into our visit at the Bronx Zoo.
Math: In math, we continued to look at graphing and interpreting data. We worked with line plots and line graphs. We will continue this work next week. This is our last math chapter, so we will spend the rest of the year reviewing important concepts, and beginning to look at some 6th grade concepts!
Science: In science, students are working on (and loving!) their Nervous System projects. They ask me all day long if they can go back and work on these projects. Some students are writing and ABCs of the Nervous System book, some students are making calendars with trivia questions, and others are making a travel brochure of the brain. All of these projects highlight what we have learned about the nervous system.
S.S.: In SS we discussed why people use banks to store their money, how banks work, and talked about the difference between a debit card, credit card, and check. We also learned how to write a check and pay bills. Students have some bills they need to pay over the next couple of days. They can pay them "online" (they got an email with the link to do so) or by check. This is great practice for them in balancing a checking account.
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a great weekend, and enjoy this beautiful weather!
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