Mrs. Lansville's Updates:
Each student in Mrs. Dinkel's homeroom has selected an individual Newbery novel. The fifth graders are working on a Matchbook reading project. Each student is working on summarizing. We are working on the vocabulary and nonfiction program, Wordly Wise.
The students in Mrs. Lansville's class are reading the class novel, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. We are having great class discussions and learning about an author who is excellent at his craft. We are working on the vocabulary and nonfiction program, Wordly Wise.
Each student in Mrs. Mozelewski's homeroom has selected a mystery novel. We are working on writing detailed written responses that include evidence from the text. We are working on the vocabulary and nonfiction program, Wordly Wise.
Students should be reading for at least 20 minutes a night.
Geography - The students are learning the 50 states and capitals.
Mrs. Dinkel's Updates
This week we have continued our work on place value. If all goes according to plan, late next week we will take the chapter 1 test. This will cover place value up to the thousandths place, exponents, converting decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals, rounding and comparing. Students will also prertest chapter 2 which covers multiplication.
I encourage you to help your child practice their multiplication facts.
Mrs. Mozelewski's Updates
Social Studies: This week we started learning about the 13 colonies. We have learned about the Roanoke colony and the Jamestown colony. Next week we will break the colonies down into sections starting with the southern colonies, then we will move to the middle colonies, and we will end with the New England colonies.
Science: We have been working on our first science unit, classifying matter. This week we have been working on stations to complete different activities that have to do with classifying matter. Next week we will have a test over classifying matter and move on to conservation of mass and chemical reactions.