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Mme Carrie Grabowski, grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu, Room 18

Mme Adrienne Pierce (Carlson), carlson_a@4j.lane.edu, Room 17

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Week of 3 December 2018


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Wow! Time flies when you are having fun. There are only three more weeks before winter break which means that fall term is coming to a close.

5th grade was super excited to participate in the voting this year of our own Oregon Kid Governor. Today was the kid Governor was announced and the red class got to even watch part of the announcement live. We are proud to announce that Erikka Baldwin, a local 5th grader from McCornack Elementary School was nominated for 2019’s Oregon Kid Governor.


In the communication folder on Monday, the 3rd, you will find: the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned on Tuesday and some French work that the students have done over the past few weeks.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying the passé composé. Students have notes in their grammaire personnelle, the lavender notebook, and should use those notes when doing homework;
  • Finish doing experiments regarding the science unit called Earth and Sun. The essential questions will be 1) What causes condensation to form?; 2) How does water vapor get into the air?; and 3) What is the water cycle?
  • Continue a nutrition unit that will last at through December. During this unit students will track their food intake over five days (some students still have not completed pages 98-102 in their green nutrition workbook), analyze their food intake and the characteristics of healthy meals and snacks. Mme Catherine will do another presentation about different meals from around the world this week or next.
  • Have a test over the passé composé the week of the 3rd. Students will be able to use their notes if they want for a maximum score of a 3 (meets). Students who do not use their notes could earn a 4 (exceeds).
  • Study articles in French (défin, indéfini, et partitif).
  • Not work on art as we finish up with the science materials by December 7th because the kit has to be inventoried and then sent off to the next school the week of December 10th.


On The English side students will:


  • Mini Geometry Unit - Students are exploring the attributes of different 2D polygons such as: triangles and quadrilaterals. In addition to this, they are classifying these objects, based upon their known attributes.
  • Reading Comprehension Focus: Main Idea and Supporting Details
    • We are reading a story called Cougars from Journeys, we did a Read-Aloud with The Trees of the Dancing Goats, and students are also analyzing their own Novels.
    • Next week we will begin another Book Report on one of the novels they are currently reading
  • Poetry - students are beginning a 3 week poetry unit where they will be learning about a number of different Literary Devices that make up Poetry. We will analyze poetry both in English and in French. My goal is that we take at least 2 pieces of poetry to final draft before winter break.



If you have any questions or concerns, please, email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions regarding French and/or science; and Mme Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for regarding English language arts and/or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Week of 3 December Quiz over the passé composé

Week of 10 December Test over the science unit

December 14th Star gazing party at 6 p.m. at the College Hill reservoir

Week of December 17 Cheese tasting

December 20th Spelling/Vocab Quiz in English

December 21st Last day of school before winter break

January 7th Professional Development day for teachers

January 8th School resumes



Week of 19 November 2018


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend conferences in person or on the phone. We enjoyed meeting with you.

5th grade was super excited to participate in the voting this year of our own Oregon Kid Governor. Today was the kid Governor was announced and the red class got to even watch part of the announcement live. We are proud to announce that Erikka Baldwin, a local 5th grader from McCornack Elementary School was nominated for 2019’s Oregon Kid Governor.


Because this is a short week, this letter will cover two weeks and will not be updated until December 3rd.

In the communication folder on Monday, the 19th, you will find: 3 items to be signed and returned on Tuesday--the most recent homework responsibility report and a quiz over the verbs that take être for the passé compos (Mme Grabowski) AND a multiplication quiz (Mme Pierce).


On the French side over the next two weeks students will:

  • Continue studying the passé composé. Students have notes in their grammaire personnelle, the lavender notebook, and should use those notes when doing homework;
  • Continue the science unit called Earth and Sun. The essential questions will be 1) How do meteorologists measure and record weather variables?; 2) What happens to earth materials when they are exposed to sunlight?; and 3) How does energy transfer to the air?
  • Continue a nutrition unit that will last at least through November. During this unit students will track their food intake over five days (some students have not completed pages 98-102 in their green nutrition workbook), study articles (definite, indefinite, and partitive) and the characteristics of healthy meals and snacks, and learn about French eating habits (Mme Catherine will give a presentation).
  • Have a test over the passé composé the week of the 26th. Students will be able to use their notes if they want for a maximum score of a 3 (meets). Students who do not use their notes could earn a 4 (exceeds).
  • Time permitting, they will study value contrast in art.


On The English side students will:


  • Division Strategies - area model, array diagrams, partial quotient etc. - Students will use different strategies with manipulatives to represent division statements, as well as solving a variety of different equations
    • Extension Opportunities for the division unit- students can either work on a Volume Art Project or they can one of the following things independently:
      • Create a Game Board that uses Algebraic Expressions or Multiplication/Division of multi-digit equations (with rules and an answer key)
      • Create a KeyNote that explains the Order of Operations and provides examples of how to solve different algebraic expressions
      • Create a children’s book that has the characters explaining Order of Operations and how to solve different algebraic expressions
  • Novel Studies - We have finished up our first ongoing novel project! They will be displayed in the hallway outside the office hopefully after Thanksgiving Break
    • We will reflect on our progress with our 40 Book Challenge and take a Novel Quiz that will challenge students to all the different reading strategies/elements we have been studying this year
  • Geography, Vocabulary, Art and Reading - We will be doing a 1-2 week mini unit on US geography. We will discuss different landforms as well as locations of these landforms and how this influences the geography of our country. While studying this we will use our vocabulary that we’ve been studying around “directions” and create a short written piece that describes an art project that reflects the geography of our nation.
  • Time Permitting - A mini Lesson on the Analysis of Thanksgiving
  • Coming Up Next - December Poetry


If you have any questions or concerns, please, email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions regarding French and/or science; and Mme Adrienne at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for regarding English language arts and/or math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Week of 26 November Quiz over the passé composé

December 14th Star gazing party at 6 p.m. at the College Hill reservoir

Decmber 20th Spelling/Vocab Quiz in English

December 21st Last day of school before winter break

January 7th Professional Development day for teachers

January 8th School resumes









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