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To contact us:
Mme Carrie Grabowski, grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu, Room 11
Mme Adrienne Carlson, carlson_a@4j.lane.edu, Room 9






Week of 29 May 2017

posted May 31, 2017, 3:13 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

 Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

 

Reproductive health is just around the corner. Planned Parenthood will be teaching the unit on June 12th, 13th, and 14th. Parents are welcome to preview the materials and talk to the instructor on Tuesday, June 6th, from 5:30 to 6:30 in Mme Grabowski’s room.

 

We are doing a quick survey to see how many parents are reading our blog. Please click the following link to complete the two question survey:  

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QD9VN5S

 

In the communications folder you should find the following on Tuesday, May 29th: the most recent homework responsibility report.

 

Though it has been several months since the students studied personal hygiene, some could benefit from a gentle reminder about the importance of bathing and brushing teeth regularly.

 

English Language Arts:

  • SBAC testing

 

  • Writing - 2 week Poetry Unit

  • Math - Dividing Fractions and more

  • Business Expo - Thursday June 1st

 

On the French side this week students will:

  • Study evaporation. The focus question will be “How does water vapor get into the air?”

  • Take a reading fluency test in French.

  • Finish their stop-motion video.

  • Receive their parts for a play based on short stories in Le petit Nicolas.

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, June 1st, over the words below. Students made flashcards in class on Monday and should learn the article, the spelling, and the definition. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students self-quiz daily by writing or speaking. Students should not wait until a day or two before the test to begin studying. This will be the last French spelling/vocabulary test of the year.

  • Perhaps continue reading an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.

 

Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

NEXT WEEK SBAC ELA testing will be occurring (Tuesday through

Thursday)

Monday, May 29th No school--Memorial Day

Thursday, June 1st Last French spelling/vocabulary test

BUSINESS EXPO

Friday, June 2nd Jog-a-thon

Tuesday, June 6th Preview of reproductive health lessons in evening

for parents from 5:30 to 6:30

Thursday, June 8th 5th graders visit RMS

June 12th-14th Reproductive health lessons

Friday, June 16th No school--grading day

Monday, June 19th Promotion Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in gym

 

 

VOCABULAIRE:

avoir envie de avoir l’air se mettre à perdre

mordre croire depuis la/une rosée

le/un glacier le/un givre

 

BONUS: l’/un orage

 

 

 

 

 


Week of 22 May 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 5:45 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


We are doing a quick survey to see how many parents are reading our blog. Please click the following link to complete the two question survey:  


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QD9VN5S


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 22nd: nothing. The students will, however, bring home a French verb quiz on Tuesday to have parents sign so that students can return it Wednesday, the 24th.


PHOTOS NEEDED: IF you haven't emailed Connie with your child's baby and now photos, PLEASE make sure to do so ASAP!!!


The library will close for the academic year on Friday, May 26th. That means that Wednesday, May 24th, will be the last day for the blue class.


Though it has been several months since the students studied personal hygiene, some could benefit from a gentle reminder about the importance of bathing and brushing teeth regularly.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: We will continue working in decimal land! Students are jumping into dividing decimals. The strategies we are using are:

    • Rectangular Arrays

    • Compensation model - where they are using standard algorithm (plus moving the decimal according to the problem)

  • Math games using decimals

  • Real life word problems that help us tangibly approach multiplying and dividing decimals


English Language Arts:

  • Practicing Reading strategies

  • SBAC testing


  • Writing - 2 week Poetry Unit


  • Art and Math - outdoor observational data collection and art of our school surroundings so that we can practice graphing using X and Y axises


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily.

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses, flyers etc.

    THANK YOU Sabrina for coming in to present to our students about being an entrepreneur. The students really enjoyed listening to you share you ideas!


On the French side this week students will:

  • Finish analyzing data collected last week about a model of a solar water heater, and then they will study condensation. The focus question will be “What causes condensation to form?”

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Students will film their stop-motion video because they finished writing and editing their fairytale last week.

  • Review homonyms with Alix and perhaps begin reading a short story called Rex in a book called Le petit Nicolas.

  • Perhaps continue reading an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, June 1st, over the verbs below. Students made flashcards in class on Monday and should learn the article, the spelling, and the definition. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students self-quiz daily by writing or speaking. Students should not wait until a day or two before the test to begin studying.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

NEXT WEEK SBAC ELA testing will be occurring (Tuesday through Thursday)


Thursday, June 1st Last French spelling/vocabulary test

Thursday, June 1st                  Business Expo and mini walking field-trip to share our research projects with the elderly at Emerald Valley Assisted Living


Monday, May 29th No school--Memorial Day

Friday, June 16th No school--grading day

Friday, June 15th                    Footprint Collages will be due for promotion (more to come on this later)

Monday, June 19th Promotion Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in gym with potluck          following








Week of 8 May 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 5:24 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson



Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness last week for Teacher Appreciation. We appreciated the flowers, chocolates, treats, luncheon, and notes.


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 8th: two papers to be signed and returned Tuesday (the most recent French spelling/vocabulary test and Safety in Public), and corrected sentences about last weekend.


This is the last week of safety lessons. Students will cover personal safety and boundaries and safety at school.



On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: We will continue working in decimal land! Students will be learning 3 different strategies for multiplying fractions:

    • Rectangular Arrays (where they are able to demonstrate how many hundredth boxes are included in the entire multiplication equation)

    • Area model (where they are decomposing the numbers so that they can solve the equation more simply)

    • Compensation model - where they are using standard algorithm (plus moving the decimal according to the problem)

  • Math games using decimals

  • Real life word problems that help us tangibly approach multiplying decimals


English Language Arts:

  • Reading strategies

  • Generalizations and conclusions

  • Summarizing

  • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities


  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Revising and editing our work

    • Completing our final draft



  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Researching about Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses etc.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Take the OAKS science assessment on Wednesday, May 10th.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue a writing/technology project that will last several weeks. Students will collaborate to write an original fairytale in order to practice the two past tenses that they have studied--le passé composé and l’imparfait. They will then work in groups to make a stop motion video of their fairytale.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French verb test on Thursday, May 18th, over the verbs below. Students will make flashcards in class to help them study. The test will cover le présent, le passé composé, et l’imparfait. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write and practice the conjugations over the next week and a half--not waiting until a day or two before the test to begin studying. Students can study with a friend who can ask a specific conjugation.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French assignment, math practice and read daily

Wednesday, May 10th OAKS science

Thursday, May 18th French verb test



VERBES:

vouloir pouvoir devoir avoir être faire

alller prendre mettre les verbes en ir & er







Week of 1 May 2017

posted May 3, 2017, 5:16 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, May 1st: a homework responsibility report to be signed and returned tomorrow.


Over the next couple of weeks students will continue a series of safety lessons. They will cover 1) safety in public; 2) personal safety and boundaries, and 3) safety at school.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

    • Rectangular Array

    • Area model

    • Compensation model


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities



  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Typing final drafts

    • Editing and revising final drafts


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Creating our own Businesses as Entrepreneurs

    • Researching about Entrepreneurs

    • Focusing on our slogans, businesses etc.



On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will study conduction.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue a writing/technology project that will last several weeks. Students will finish reading a fairytale in class and compare and contrast it to a typical fairytale. They will collaborate to write a familiar fairytale in order to practice the two past tenses that they have studied--le passé composé and l’imparfait. They will then work in pairs to make a stop motion video of their sentences and will eventually put them all together to make one video of the fairytale.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Study positive and negative space reversal in art (time permitting).

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, May 4th. The students made flashcards in class last Thursday. They should learn the spelling, gender, and the definition by studying the flashcards daily over the next week and a half (not just the night before). Students will be responsible for writing the words, the articles, and the definitions for this test. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write or speak the spelling and definition of the words.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Thursday, May 4th            French spelling/vocabulary test



VOCABULAIRE:

absorber        la/une conduction        se contracter        la/une convection

le/un rayon        réfléchir            la/une radiation    se dilater






Week of 17 April 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, April 17th: the first homework responsibility report for spring term and corrected sentences in French about last weekend.


Over the next month students will do a series of safety lessons. They will cover 1) having fun and safety issues; 2) staying safe at home; 3) staying safe in public; and 4) learning about personal safety and boundaries.


Mme Carlson is sending home a reading log again this week. Students will also be asked to engage more deeply with a text of choice at home. They can either read for 20 minutes 5 times a week, or reading consecutively for 100 minutes whenever they have the time (or something inbetween). The main purpose is to have students continue interacting with a text at home by asking questions that will deepen their understanding.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Identifying two dimensional objects and their attributes

  • Using Polygons in real life

  • Practicing drawing and identifying attributes of polygons


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities



  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Researching for our Expository paper

    • Organizing our writing

    • Begin writing our papers - focusing on structure, organization, voice, grammar etc.


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Defining consumerism, commercialism, and Pop Culture

    • Dissecting why these systems are so prevalent in our society today

    • Discussing the history of our culture and why consumerism became so integrated into the world we know today

    • Discussing why being a historian and having a critical eye is important as we become young members of our society


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will finish studying the atmosphere and weather and then look at how the Earth is heated.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Begin a non-fiction reading unit (time permitting) about science topics ranging from mammals to ecosystems, to electricity.

  • Finish editing a composition about spring break in class.

  • Perhaps read an article about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, April 20th. The students made flashcards in class last Thursday. They should learn the spelling, gender, and the definition by studying the flashcards daily over the next week and a half (not just the night before). Students will be responsible for writing the words, the articles, and the definitions for this test. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write or speak the spelling and definition of the words.

  • Make new flash cards on Thursday, April 20th.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Tuesday, April 11th            The deadline to sign up for child care at the Silent

                    Auction (see below)

Thursday, April 20th            French spelling/vocabulary test

Friday, April 21st            The silent auction


VOCABULAIRE:

l/’un air        la/une pression        comprimer        la/une matière

le/un vent        l’/une atmosphère        la/une girouette    la/une météo

le/un baromètre


BONUS:

La météorologie




Week of 10 April 2017

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:51 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


Thanks to Tabatha Andrews who has volunteered to help organize the promotion ceremony! She will need help, so let us/her know if you can help.


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, April 10th: nothing.


Fifth graders go to the library at 2:15 on Wednesday afternoons. If you are free at that time and would like to volunteer in the library to help check in and check out books, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


Since we are down to the last term of the year, Mme Carlson is sending home a reading log this week that is different than previous reading homework. Students will also be asked to engage more deeply with a text of choice at home. They can either read for 20 minutes 5 times a week, or read consecutively for 100 minutes whenever they have the time (or something in between). The main purpose is to have students continue interacting with a text at home by asking questions that will deepen their understanding.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Comparing decimals

    • Comparing Decimal Word Problems

    • Rounding Decimals - practicing the strategy of rounding

    • Quiz Wednesday


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities



  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Researching for our Expository paper

    • Organizing our writing

    • Begin writing our papers - focusing on structure, organization, voice, grammar etc.


  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Defining consumerism, commercialism, and Pop Culture

    • Dissecting why these systems are so prevalent in our society today

    • Discussing the history of our culture and why consumerism became so integrated into the world we know today

    • Discussing why being a historian and having a critical eye is important as we become young members of our society


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will study the atmosphere and weather.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Edit a composition about spring break in class.

  • Perhaps read about the history of our fascination with outer space.

  • Have a French spelling/vocabulary test on Thursday, April 20th. The students made flashcards in class last Thursday. They should learn the spelling, gender, and the definition by studying the flashcards daily over the next week and a half (not just the night before). Students will be responsible for writing the words, the articles, and the definitions for this test. Studying should be an active pursuit in which students write or speak the spelling and definition of the words.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Tuesday, April 11th            The deadline to sign up for child care at the Silent

                    Auction (see below)

Wednesday, April 12th        Comparing/Rounding Decimals Quiz

Thursday, April 13th            English spelling quiz

Thursday, April 20th            French spelling/vocabulary test


VOCABULAIRE:

l/’un air        la/une pression        comprimer        la/une matière

le/un vent        l’/une atmosphère        la/une girouette    la/une météo

le/un baromètre


BONUS:

La météorologie


Deadline for on-site childcare at Soirée is Tuesday!


This year's Soiree is looking to be the best yet. If you haven't been to one yet, this is the year to start! Check out the Facebook event page for more information about the party, and the Charlemagne PTO page to see some of the incredible auction items.


Important: if you plan to take advantage of the onsite daycare, you must register by Tuesday 4/11.  The DAC needs an accurate headcount in advance for staffing and cannot accept unregistered drop-offs the night of the event.


You can register one of two ways: sign up and pay in advance or register without paying in advance.


Also save the date for the next PTO meeting on April 25. Minutes from the March meeting are now available.




   













Week of 3 April 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 10:36 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 10:53 AM ]

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful and fun spring break.


It’s hard to believe that there is only one term left of the school year which also means of 5th grade. If you are interested in helping out with the 5th grade promotion ceremony, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


In the communications folder you should find the following on Tuesday, April 4th: the last homework responsibility report for winter term to be signed and returned tomorrow and dental hygiene materials.


Fifth graders go to the library at 2:15 on Wednesday afternoons. If you are free at that time and would like to volunteer in the library to help check in and check out books, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


Mme Carlson is teaching a mini unit on how to be critical thinkers about the world around us. We will be analysing history, consumerism, commercialism and our society. Specifically, we will consider what impacts these systems/practices have on our culture and what we as future positive members of our society can do about it.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Comparing decimals

    • Comparing Decimal Word Problems

    • Comparing Decimals using different strategies - number lines, place values, recognition of the signs used etc.

    • Quiz Friday


English Language Arts:

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

    • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities\

  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Researching for our Expository paper

    • Organizing our writing

  • Mini Unit on using a Critical Eye with the advertisement we see daily

    • Defining consumerism, commercialism, and Pop Culture

    • Dissecting why these systems are so prevalent in our society today

    • Discussing the history of our culture and why consumerism became so integrated into the world we know today

    • Dissecting the negative impacts of consumerism on our planet and what we can do about it
    • Discussing why being a historian and having a critical eye is important as we become young members of our society


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will study air and the atmosphere.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Plan and write a composition about spring break in class.

  • Make new vocabulary flash cards on Thursday.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Tuesday, April 4th            School resumes for students

Friday, April 7th            Comparing Decimals Quiz

Thursday, April 20th            French spelling/vocabulary test



   












Week of 20 March 2017

posted Mar 17, 2017, 4:19 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

We will have our all school assembly/school picture in the gym at 8:20-ish. Classes will be excused down to the assembly over the announcements.


Monday: All School Picture/ Class Color & French Day.  Colors K-5: Red=Kinder Orange=1st Yellow=2nd Green= 3rd Blue=4th  Violet/purple=5th

Tuesday: Crazy Hair

Wednesday: Back in Time

Thursday: Animal Day dress or bring a stuffed animal

Friday: PJ day



In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, March 13th: the most recent French spelling/vocabulary test to be signed and returned tomorrow, corrected sentences in French about last weekend, and dental hygiene materials.


Fifth graders go to the library at 2:15 on Wednesday afternoons. If you are free at that time and would like to volunteer in the library to help check in and check out books, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Multiplying fractions by fractions and comparing decimals

    • Construction Project - we will be finishing up our awesome dog house construction

    • Multiplying Fractions Quiz - Tuesday

    • Comparing Decimals begins Wednesday and students will have some practice work for Spring Break

  • Journeys -

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

  • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities

    • Summarizing small texts

    • Character Traits

  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Brainstorming ideas and questions


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will finish studying star patterns.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue studying the imperfect tense with Alix.

  • Edit the sentences they wrote last week to describe themselves as babies and as 5th graders.

  • Not make new vocabulary flash cards until after spring break.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

March 21st                 Multiplying Fractions Final Quiz

March 25th-April 3rd        Spring break

Tuesday, April 4th            School resumes for students



   











Week of 13 March 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:06 AM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, March 13th: corrected sentences in French about last weekend and two papers to be signed and returned tomorrow--the most recent homework responsibility report and the oral quiz over avoir, être, faire, and aller.


To compare and contrast the imperfect and present tenses, students will describe themselves. Mme Grabowski has asked them to bring in two pictures--one as an infant and one now as a 5th grader. Students have two ways to bring them in: 1) on a thumb drive; or 2) printed. The deadline is Wednesday, March 15th.  


Fifth graders go to the library at 2:15 on Wednesday afternoons. If you are free at that time and would like to volunteer in the library to help check in and check out books, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: Multiplying fractions by fractions

    • Construction Project - we will be planning and doing all calculations to prepare for constructing a mini dog house. Students are working on the design of the house and their blueprints.

  • Journeys - The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

  • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities

    • Summarizing small texts

    • Character Traits

  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Brainstorming ideas and questions


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. They will study the phases of the Moon and perhaps star patterns.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Continue studying the imperfect tense with Alix.

  • Finish reading about Copernicus.

  • Have a test over the words below on Thursday, March 16th. Students should learn the spelling, the article (or lack thereof), and the definition. Keep in mind that studying does not mean looking at the words: Students should be actively involved by writing or speaking.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Thursday, March 16th        French spelling/vocabulary quiz

March 25th-April 3rd        Spring break

Tuesday, April 4th            School resumes for students



VOCABULAIRE

• la/une constellation    • la/une comète            • décroissant

• la/une planète        • le/un système solaire        • la/une pleine Lune

• la/une nouvelle Lune    • croissant       


BONUS

• l’/un astéroïde           










Week of 6 March 2017

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:41 PM by Mme Grabowski_Carlson

Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


In the communications folder you should find the following on Monday, March 6th: the most recent French spelling/vocabulary test to be signed and returned Tuesday. Normally a homework responsibility report would be sent home the 6th, but the snow days in January impacted the biweekly schedule. To get back on track so that the students get a homework responsibility the day school starts after spring break, the next homework responsibility report will be sent home on March 13th. Thanks for your understanding.


Please take a look at your Seesaw letter that your student brought home on Monday. Students have a new online portfolio on Seesaw and you will be able to access the work they have, will be doing in class from time to time. This will not be updated daily, but hopefully at least once to twice a week.


Fifth graders go to the library at 2:15 on Wednesday afternoons. If you are free at that time and would like to volunteer in the library to help check in and check out books, please, contact Mme Grabowski.


On the English side this week students will:

  • Math: LearnZillion Unit 5 - multiplying fractions by fractions

    • Understanding how fractions are representations of division statements

    • Practice creating fractions, dividing them and begin multiplying them

    • Class work and pair work - coaching a neighbor what you know

  • Journeys - Now is Your Time

    • Reading strategies

    • Generalizations and conclusions

    • Summarizing

  • Reading fluency practice and reading comprehension activities

    • Summarizing small texts

    • Character Traits

  • Writing - Expository Nonfiction

    • Brainstorming ideas and questions


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue a science unit called Earth and Sun. Students will continue their night-sky observations by drawing the moon daily. It is rainy and cloudy, so the Moon might not be visible everyday. Please, help your child by letting him/her know when you see it (perhaps during the day even) and by walking up your street together if necessary to get an unobstructed view. Your child has a sheet to fill out daily and should keep it in the homework (devoirs) pocket folder. The students will also study the solar system and the phases of the Moon.

  • Work on decoding French by reviewing phonemes.

  • Begin studying the imperfect tense with Alix.

  • Read about Copernicus (time permitting).

  • Have a test over the words below on Thursday, March 16th. Students made flashcards in class last Thursday. Students should learn the spelling, the article (or lack thereof), and the definition. Keep in mind that studying does not mean looking at the words: Students should be actively involved by writing or speaking.

  • Students should plan on singing or reciting avoir, être, faire, aller in the present tense within the next two weeks.

  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mme Grabowski at grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning French or Science; and Mme Carlson at carlson_a@4j.lane.edu for questions concerning English Language Arts or  Math.


Bonne semaine,

Mme Carlson and Mme Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily                    French assignment, math practice and read daily

Friday, March 10th            English Spelling/vocabulary Test

Thursday, March 16th        French spelling/vocabulary quiz



VOCABULAIRE

• la/une constellation    • la/une comète            • décroissant

• la/une planète        • le/un système solaire        • la/une pleine Lune

• la/une nouvelle Lune    • croissant       


BONUS

• l’/un astéroïde           









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