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Grandparent Brunches
Miss Hoyer
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:00-11:30
Mrs. Humphreys
Friday, May 17, 2019
9:00-11:30
Miss Charlton
Friday, May 17, 2019
1:00-3:30




Daily Schedule

2018 - 2019


8:35-8:45 Attendance

8:45-9:45 Block 1

9:45-10:25 M (Homeroom)

   T,W,Th (2nd Specials)

          F (Buddies)

10:30-11:30 Block 2 & Snacks

11:30-12:30 Block 3

12:30-12:45 Transition to

Science/ SS

12:45-1:25 Lunch & Recess

1:25-2:00 M,T,W,Th (Sci., SS)

        F (FAC Reward)

2:00-2:30 M, T, Th, F (Boost)

2:30-2:45 Planner & Clean Up

2:45 - 3:30 Specials

3:30 Dismissed from Specials






Reading/History
From Ms. Hoyer...
Reading

  • Oct.- Dec. Update


    Skills of Focus: Character Traits, Character Development (Growth & Change), Theme, Plot Elements 

    21st Century Skill: Resiliency

    As we dive into the second quarter of 5th grade, we will continue working on a number of different reading skills to deeper our interpretation of stories that we read.  In addition to continuing our work on character development and theme, we will be learning all of the elements that determine plot within a story.  As we continue to explore different story elements, students will show their understanding in a number of ways.  We will also continue building our knowledge of using text-evidence in reading responses to prove thinking.  Lessons regarding prefixes, suffixes, homophones and synonyms will also be taught to enhance vocabulary skills of all 5th graders during this time.  I am excited to see the growth continue! 
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 2:25 PM by Logan Hoyer
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History
  • Oct.- Dec. Update
    Essential Question: Why do people explore the unknown?  
    How does exploration impact the development of different generations? 

    4C/21st Century Skill: Collaboration & Resiliency 



    Mrs. Humphreys' homeroom class followed by Miss Charlton's class will continue with our history lessons leading up to winter break.  I am excited to jump right into one of the most crucial periods in our nations history... the 13 colonies and the Revolutionary War.  We will begin by studying the settlement of the "New World" and explore what made this exploration a failure and a success for different countries.  We will look at France and Spain's attempt at settlement and then take a closer look into the development of the 13 colonies when England joined the mix.  Students will be completing quite a bit of nonfiction research and group work during this time.  I am excited to see their collaboration and creativity come to life.  
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 2:29 PM by Logan Hoyer
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News & Info
  • Young AmeriTowne
    We have begun our Young AmeriTowne unit!!  The following are some of the lessons we will cover (running a business, supply and demand, investing, advertising, philanthropy, government, voting, interviewing, banking, keeping a checkbook, using a debit card).  The Young AmeriTowne facility is set up like a miniature town.  Students will work, earn a paycheck, and go shopping with their money while keeping a balanced checkbook.  This is a fantastic experience and the kids learn many life lessons! (NOTE: The Young AmeriTowne Field Trip is on Monday, Dec. 3).

    Students will fill out job applications and interview for their jobs.  Students are expected to dress up and look professional on the day of their interview.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

    If you would like to volunteer for this field trip, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  Volunteers will need to complete an online training before attending the field trip.  Also, you will need to arrive at Young AmeriTowne and help set up before we arrive with the students.  Arrival time for volunteers is at 9:15 am and we usually end around 1:45.  Young AmeriTowne/ Belmar, 401 S. Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80226.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:56 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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  • 2018- 2019 Economic Literacy Colorado Calendar Contest      Fourteen winning students and their teachers will receive $50 and a complimentary calendar.         Entries due to Miss Charlton by December 3, 2018Colorado Economic Literacy Contest WebsitePlease follow the contest guidelines so your entry is not disqualified.*All entries submitted must be original entries hand-drawn horizontally/landscape on an 8 ½” x 11” white sheet of paper.*All entries should be color, not black and white.*The entry should illustrate an economic or financial concept provided in the glossary and/or GLE alignment (grade level expectations from CO Academic Standards); concepts may be combined when appropriate.*The economic/financial concepts illustrated should be displayed clearly on the drawing, spelled correctly and written in large lettering.*All entries will be ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:48 PM by Deborah Charlton
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  • Gold Canyon Candle Fundraiser
    *Candle Fundraiser for Camp Cheley: Today, 5th graders began a fundraiser to help with the cost of 6th grade "Outdoor Education". Students will have the opportunity to sell Gold Canyon candles if they wish. This is not mandatory, it is just a way to help with the cost if you choose. Students will receive 40% of their total sales added to their camp fund of approximately $330.00. Please look for more specifics to come home this evening.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:58 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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Math/Science
From Miss Charlton...
Math
  • Continuation of Real World Connections & Problem Solving
    We have started our next chapter which will carry us until December.

    Students will focus on the following areas in Chapter 2 of the Math in Focus program:

    *Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
    *Multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits
    *Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
    *Dividing 4 digits by 2 digits
    *Order of Operations
    *Connection to real world problems through bar models


    Khan Academy Videos to Help:


    Homework:  

    Most homework is assigned each Friday. All explanations of homework can be found in the students block in Google Classroom. Students are encourage to email or ask questions during class to help with homework.

    Tuesday: 20 minutes of Khan Academy which may include some particular assignments found in Khan Academy

    Students can check activity(time) by clicking their profile and then click progress. Once in that area, they can click activity. Make sure to click the day that they did the homework and Khan will estimate time.  

    Thursday: This will most likely be a Throwback Thursday Quiz through Quizizz. This allows for review of past topics or review of ones from 4th or earlier in the year. This link and explanation can be found in the Google Classroom.

    Friday: This will be a Weekly Word Problem found in the Google Classroom. Students are working on solving word problems along with explaining their answers. We are currently developing this rubric which students will have access too. 
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 3:17 PM by Deborah Charlton
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Science
  • Exploration Unit
    Miss Charlton's class has completed this unit.
    Ms. Hoyer's Class is currently completing this unit.
    Mrs. Humphreys' Class will start this unit in November.

    Essential Questions:
    How do mixtures act similarly and differently from their original materials?
    What are some ways that mixtures can be separated?

    *Engaging conversations and discussions

    *Listening


    Creativity:

    *Idea Generation

    *Openness & Courage to Explore

    21st Century: Resiliency

    Colorado State Standards: Mixtures of matter can be separated regardless of how they were created; all weight and mass of the mixture are the same as the sum of weight and mass of its parts.

    Basically, chemistry in elementary school. This is where we learn about mixtures and explore with creativity on what we have learned in class. We will look at the physical/chemical properties and physical changes in matter, explore the weight and mass of a liquid or gas, and take apart what we combined. Students will learn the scientific method for labs with learning low-tech and technology to track their data.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 3:08 PM by Deborah Charlton
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Upcoming Dates

October 18:  Freddy's Dine Out 4-8

October 24:  All candle money and order forms are due

October 24:  Students dress up for AmeriTowne interviews

October 31:  Halloween Parade 9:00 followed by parties

November 6:  No School- Professional Development Day

December 3:  Young AmeriTowne Field Trip

December 20:  Last day before winter break




Grading Policy
Our Grading System is as follows ...
DNM= "Does Not Meet 5th Grade Expectations"
A= "Approaching 5th Grade Expectations"
M= "Meets 5th Grade Expectations"
E= "Exceeds 5th Grade Expectations"

Writing/Geography
From Mrs. Humphreys ...
Writing
  • Oct.-Dec. Update
    Essential Question:  What writing techniques (elements/characteristics) are used by effective authors?
    Essential Question:  Why is it important for you as an author to implement these techniques?

    4 C:  Creativity

    21st Century Skill: Resiliency

    We will soon begin a fictional study during our literacy time.  Students will have the opportunity to write creative stories while focusing on character development and theme.  They will also work on writing dialogue with appropriate punctuation and quotations.  Mini lessons along the way will help to improve word choice, voice, and sentence fluency skills.  Focusing on editing tasks will help develop punctuation and comma skills.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 12:14 PM by Alisa Humphreys
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Geography
  • Oct.-Dec. Update
    Ms. Charlton's homeroom class followed by Miss Hoyer's class will be in geography with Mrs. Humphreys for several weeks and will be studying the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the United States.  Students will be collaborating with group members and researching topics of their choice such as economy, tourist attractions, climate, landforms, natural resources, historical events, etc. that make these regions unique.  They are also focusing on the impact the Northeast & Southeast have on our country and possibly the world.  5th graders will be creating presentations to show their learning of the NE and SE regions and gear it toward a unique audience.  Creativity is the "4 C" being focused on during this unit, so we will focus on those skills.  Geography has a huge inquiry focus, therefore we will review note-taking strategies, how to use appropriate sources and site them, and how to organize their learning into a creative and meaningful presentation with a specific purpose and audience. 
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 12:05 PM by Alisa Humphreys
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