No School Monday, Labor Day.
Hot lunch begins this week.
Special Lunch Wednesday, Sept. 4
Back to School Night 6:30-8
5th Social Studies
- Students will finish their regions paragraph and picture Tuesday
- Settling the Americas: we will learn about the early hunter-gatherers to the region, how archaeologists study the past and some of the first civilizations in North America.
6th Social Studies
- Our first set of Current Events went great! The kids did a great job. Thoughtful reflections are due on Tuesday on Google Classroom.
- We will finish working with latitude and longitude this week, there will be a quiz on Friday.
- Current Events will be presented Friday and we will finish Ch 1.
5th and 6th grade- This week we will continue to review the Scientific Method and do some quick labs to see these steps in action.
Students should bring in two pennies
This week students will learn to annotate different sources, such as non-fiction text and videos. Our focus will include:
*activating students' "Thinking Voice" while reading and not just reading the words
*how to decipher what we already know and only taking notes on what's new to us
We will also continue our WWII pre-reading activities. I'm very impressed with the students' thoughtful responses to our themes thus far. My hope is to begin our first novel by Friday of this week!
Reading vocabulary term of the week: Infer
5th Grade Math
This week the 5th graders will be finishing their study of exponents and taking a quiz on Friday covering the concepts of place value, utilizing mathematical properties to solve problems, and exponents. Students should study Chapter 1, Lessons 1 through 4 to further prepare and will be given homework to aid them in reviewing for their assessment in addition to their in-class overview of the material on Thursday.
6th Grade Math
Students will begin on Tuesday with a quiz on integers: their opposite values, how to compare and order them, and their absolute value from 0. The week will continue with determining the factors and multiples of numbers and how to utilize prime factorization to find the greatest common factor or GCF.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.-Maya Angelou
Welcome to fifth grade ELA!!! This year, we will be combining reading and writing to create an ELA curriculum. The mechanical part of the grammar and vocabulary will be taught by Mrs. Quinn.
I’m very excited to be able to share our reading and writing curriculum with fifth grade students this year. This curriculum adheres to Common Core State Standards, and is based on 35 years of research and development made by the Teachers College at Columbia University, and spearheaded by Lucy Calkins. I know that the fifth grade students at St John Fisher School are really going to enjoy becoming better writers and readers, and I look forward to facilitating their progress!
Please see my personal blog for how our ELA class will run.