Nuts, Bolts and Rivets

Mr. Rivet's Fifth Grade Class

7/ 6/ 2018,

CONTEXT: Learning means we are delving into the uncomfortable, uncharted, uncertain waters of not knowing. On when we learn new things best,

QUOTE: "We have to become comfortable being uncomfortable"

Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM

CONTEXT: We just can't look towards the future and say I hope this doesn't happen with a nervous laugh. On why we need to plan and be prepared,

QUOTE: "The future always comes"

Jeff Immelt, former CEO of GE

Last Day for students 6/19 :(

Students have completed their 12th, and final, workbook which is the most workbooks I have ever had a class complete. Importantly, they maintained a high standard of quality on each project. Students worked on comprehension, word work, and grammar skills in a cooperative setting. We used a "Reading Group Word Work Log." The students found that identifying certain skills, at home while reading, resulted in a more efficient use of our time in the computer lab. Additionally, each night, Students were assigned fluency reading practice and studied their Greek and Latin roots.

Note: Reading Logs were to be filled in for Word Work and Grammar Skills. Also, newly added skills in our books were adjectives, adverbs, and the PBIS word of the month. In regards to our PBIS words, students identified and explained, through examples, why they believe a particular character exemplified the word of the month trait.

NWEA Reading Update: our students worked very hard on their assessment and I am very proud of them.


As always, PLEASE email me with any thoughts. questions, or concerns.

HOMEWORK: Please refer to your child's agenda book for up-to-date assignments. Each night, Reading their novel, studying their word work, and practicing their fluency is expected. They may also have other assignments.

Supply list for 2018-2019

  • 2 one-inch binders (one for writing, one for Science/Social Studies)
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Soft pencil case
  • Not necessary, but always appreciated: thin Expo markers, tissues, cleaning wipes, headphones