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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 11 March 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In the communication folder on Monday, the 11th, you will find: the most recent homework responsibility report (and the second to last one for winter term) to be signed and returned tomorrow.

On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying the imperfect tense. Students have notes in Ma grammaire personnelle which they should use when doing homework. This week they will work on a composition that will include the imperfect and present tenses. They will write a description of how they were when they were babies and how they are now.
  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. The essential question will be: What happens when you mix substances with water in a bag?
  • Finish conferencing with Mme Grabowski and editing their composition about winter break.
  • Take a French language proficiency exam, STAMP, which will assess their level in reading, writing, speaking, and reading. This is the same assessment that students took in 3rd grade.
  • Begin studying negative expressions (time permitting).


On The English side students will:

  • Math: Multiplying Fractions by whole numbers and Fractions by Fractions
    • We are now focusing on scaling with fractions
    • Students are working on a Project Based Learning opportunity where we will be building miniature Dog Houses. After students have done all the preparation calculations, they will then begin the design phase where they will be able to plan, calculate more (hehe) and “build” miniature dog houses.
      • If students want to bring in decorations from home, this is certainly accepted but please do not encourage them to go buy anything! There are LOTS of ways to create decorations that do not include bought things!


  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: We will be working on reflecting and quoting texts when providing evidence to a reading response question.
      • How far has your child gotten on their 40 book challenge? We are almost ⅔ of the way through the school year, have they read at least 20-30 books? I know they’ve been reading a TON in class, so hopefully they are also reading outside of school and they are tracking their progress!
      • Individual Conferences are coming up: I will be checking in again on their 40 Book Challenge - students will be adjusting goals and reflecting on what genres they still need to explore.
    • Writing: Non-fiction writing unit. We are collecting ideas, questions and curiosities. This week we are also reading non-fiction novels to gather more information about what we may want to write about for our research paper. We will hopefully pick our research topics by Friday!!!
    • Spelling: Relevant to the writing and reading we will be doing. Test on Friday.


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Week of March 11th French language assessment, STAMP

Friday, March 15th Spelling Testing in English - (just words, no sentences). It’s an instructional day to make up for one snow day. They were fun while they lasted right??!? haha

Friday, March 22nd The last day of school before spring break

Monday, April 1st Classes resume.

Week of 8 March 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you enjoyed the Mardi Gras celebration as well as the snow days! Time continues to fly by. In just three weeks, it will be spring break, and then the last term of 5th grade will be upon us.

In the communication folder on Monday, the 8th, you will find: the most recent quiz over «ir» verbs of the second group to be signed and returned tomorrow and a science activity that students can do at home.

On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying the imperfect tense. Two weeks ago they took notes in Ma grammaire personnelle which students students should use when doing homework. Next week they will begin working on a composition that will include the imperfect and present tenses. For this project students will need two photos--a baby (or toddler) one and a current one. Students have only two options for bringing these photos to school: 1) They can put the two photos on a thumb drive, and Friday, the 8th, they will put the photos on their school file server; or 2) They may bring in hard copies of the photos not larger than 3 x 5. Please, do NOT email photos.
  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. They will finish up their studies of saturation and solubility before learning about chemical reactions. Time permitting, the essential questions will be: 1) What is the effect of mixing two substances with water?; and 2) How can we identify the products from the baking soda and calcium chloride reaction?
  • Practice the STAMP test which is a 4-part French assessment covering reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The students took it in 3rd grade and will take it again next week.
  • Finish editing their composition about winter break.
  • Finish art projects about positive and negative spaces (time permitting).


On The English side students will:

  • Math: Multiplying Fractions by whole numbers and Fractions by Fractions
    • Students will be working on concrete representations of multiplication with fractions. This concrete representation greatly helps students better understand the operations of multiplying fractions and why they work.
    • Students will also practice the standard algorithm for multiplying Fractions.
    • Extension Opportunities for the fraction 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), Comparing Decimals and/or Adding/Subtracting Fractions
      • Create a KeyNote that explains the strategies of solving and of the previous operations, provides examples of how to solve different equations.


  • English Language Arts
    • Individual Conferences with each student as we check in on their 40 Book Challenge - students will be adjusting goals and reflecting on what genres they still need to explore.
    • Reading: We will be working on reflecting and quoting texts when providing evidence to a reading response question.
      • We will finish up our Mini Unit on Black History Month - this will last the next 2-3 weeks intermittently
    • Writing: Students will begin a mini research project - topics to be determined
    • Spelling: Relevant to the writing and reading we will be doing


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.


Have a great week,

Mme. Pierce and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Friday, March 8th Two photos needed by this day (see above for more info)

Week of March 11th The STAMP assessment


















Week of 4 February 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Just a reminder that 5th graders are growing everyday, and their bodies need adequate rest. Some students have been coming to school tired and have indicated that they have been going to bed late. Studies have shown that limiting technology access and having earlier bedtimes support student success in school. Thanks for supporting that at home as well!


Another quick reminder about supervision from Mme Courtney... School supervision goes from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and until 1:55 on Fridays. The school playground is *not* open before school starts for unsupervised play; students must be in the cafeteria prior to the morning bell at 8:20. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


As of Monday, February 4th, 5th graders will go to PE and music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 and from 12:45 to 1:15 for the rest of the school year. The new library schedule has yet to be determined.


In the communication folder on Monday, the 4th, you will find: the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned tomorrow and a science activity that students can do at home.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Study 2nd “ir” verbs in the present tense and passé composé;
  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. The essential questions will be: 1) Are all solutions made with soft-drink powder and water the same?; 2) How can you determine which salt solution is more concentrated?; and 3) How can you determine the relative concentrations of three mystery solutions?
  • Finish editing compositions written about winter break by refining the organization of the composition, correcting spelling and grammatical errors, and improving vocabulary and sentence fluency.
  • Study complementary colors in art (time permitting).


On The English side students will:


  • Decimals Work Continues: We are now exploring how to compare decimals and use our number lines to provide evidence of our understanding with regards to comparing decimal numbers and their place values
    • Extension Opportunities for the division/multiplication 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 or strategies of solving with Powers of 10 and provides examples of how to solve different equations.
      • Create a children’s book that has the characters explaining Order of Operations and how to solve different algebraic expressions
      • Finish Decimal Art Project
  • English Language Arts
    • Individual Conferences with each student as we check in on their 40 Book Challenge - students will be adjusting goals and reflecting on what genres they still need to explore.
    • Reading: We will be working on reflecting and quoting texts when providing evidence to a reading response question.
      • We will begin a Mini Unit on Black History Month - this will last the next 2-3 weeks intermittently
    • Writing: Students will begin a mini research project - topics to be determined


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.


Have a great break and a happy new year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Monday, February 18th No school--Presidents Day

Week of 28 January 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Just a reminder that 5th graders are growing everyday, and their bodies need adequate rest. Some students have been coming to school tired and have indicated that they have been going to bed late. Studies have shown that limiting technology access and having earlier bedtimes support student success in school. Thanks for supporting that at home as well!


Another quick reminder about supervision from Mme Courtney... School supervision goes from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and until 1:55 on Fridays. The school playground is *not* open before school starts for unsupervised play; students must be in the cafeteria prior to the morning bell at 8:20. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


As of Monday, February 4th, 5th graders will go to PE and music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 and from 12:45 to 1:15 for the rest of the school year. The new library schedule has yet to be determined.


In the communication folder on Monday, the 28th, you will find: a science activity that students can do at home.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Finish up a hygiene unit by taking a quiz over it;
  • Continue the science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. They will finish up the first investigation about mixtures and solutions. The essential question will be: 1) What is the difference between dissolving and melting?
  • Edit compositions written about winter break by refining the organization of the composition, correcting spelling and grammatical errors, and improving vocabulary and sentence fluency.
  • Study “ir” verbs (2nd group) in the present tense and passé composé (time permitting).


On The English side students will:


  • Decimals Work Continues: We are now exploring how to compare decimals and use our number lines to provide evidence of our understanding with regards to comparing decimal numbers and their place values
    • Extension Opportunities for the division/multiplication 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 or strategies of solving with Powers of 10 and provides examples of how to solve different equations.
      • Create a children’s book that has the characters explaining Order of Operations and how to solve different algebraic expressions
      • Finish Decimal Art Project
  • English Language Arts
    • Individual Conferences with each student as we check in on their 40 Book Challenge - students will be adjusting goals and reflecting on what genres they still need to explore.
    • Writing - Students will be working on a Book Recommendation of one of their books from their 40 Book Challenges. This will be a persuasive paragraph as they try to convince the reader that they should consider reading the book they are recommending.
    • Reading: We will be working on reflecting and quoting texts when providing evidence to a reading response question.
      • We will begin a Mini Unit on Black History Month - this will last the next 2-3 weeks intermittently


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.


Have a great break and a happy new year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Friday, February 1st No school--Teachers fill out report cards



Week of 21 January 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Just a reminder that 5th graders are growing everyday, and their bodies need adequate rest. Some students have been coming to school tired and have indicated that they have been going to bed late. Studies have shown that limiting technology access and having earlier bedtimes support student success in school. Thanks for supporting that at home as well!


Another quick reminder about supervision from Mme Courtney... School supervision goes from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and until 1:55 on Fridays. The school playground is *not* open before school starts for unsupervised play; students must be in the cafeteria prior to the morning bell at 8:20. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


In the communication folder on Tuesday, the 22nd, you will find: the first homework responsibility report for winter term to be signed and returned on Wednesday, hygiene information on a yellow sheet of paper, and perhaps some recent art projects.


Because it’s a new term, your child’s homework responsibility average might be lower than before since there are few scores used to calculate this average: Each assignment carries more weight. If you have not yet done so, please, take the time to help your child set goals for this term. These goals could include 1) maintaining a score of 90% or better by adhering to a regular homework routine; or 2) striving to maintain a score of 90% or better by developing better time management skills, sticking to a regular homework routine, (re)submitting unsatisfactory work to learn from mistakes, and making up work after an absence. Parents do not need to wait for bi-weekly reports to know if their child has missing work. All they have to do is look at the child’s planner: If there are any stamps missing for a school day, there is missing work.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying reflexive verbs in the present and past tenses;
  • Finish up a hygiene unit by taking a quiz over it;
  • Continue the new science unit, Mixtures and Solutions. The essential question will be: Where does the solid material go when a solution is made?
  • Edit compositions written about winter break by refining the organization of the composition, correcting spelling and grammatical errors, and improving the vocabulary.
  • Learn about the similarities and differences of French and American elementary schools when Mme Catherine gives a presentation on the topic.


On The English side students will:


  • Decimals: Understanding Place Value
    • Decimal Art Project
    • Extension Opportunities for the division/multiplication 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
  • ELA and Novel Studies - Students are finishing up their mini book reports and they are displayed in the stairwell of our school
    • Reading Reflection and Writing Opportunities


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.


Have a great break and a happy new year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Monday, January 21st No school--MLK Day

Friday, February 1st No school--Teachers fill out report cards














Week of 7 January 2019


Happy New Year Parents and Guardians,


We hope that you had a relaxing and fun-filled winter break and are ready for winter term. It’s hard to believe that one third of the school year is behind us.


Just a reminder, now that we are back from winter break germs like to spread quickly around school. Please remind your children to wash their hands regularly, eat well and get enough rest. Please don't hesitate to keep them home if you think they will be contagious.

Another quick reminder about supervision from Mme Courtney... School supervision goes from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and until 1:55 on Fridays. The school playground is *not* open before school starts for unsupervised play; students must be in the cafeteria prior to the morning bell at 8:20. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


In the communication folder on Tuesday, the 8th, you will find: the most recent homework responsibility report to be signed and returned on Wednesday.


The above-mentioned, homework responsibility report for French class is the last for fall term, so everyone starts anew with a clean slate as of today. This new term will go up until spring break. Students have until Friday, January 18th to turn in missing work from this last report. Please, take the time to reflect with your child on the homework responsibility grade for first term and to set new goals: 1) to maintain current effort and 90% or better; or 2) to improve time management skills and responsibility to achieve 90% or better. The latter will require more parent supervision. Please, keep in mind that 1) homework is due everyday on the French side; and 2) that by looking at the planner, you can tell if your child is keeping up with French work and/or re-submitting unsatisfactory/ incomplete work. If your child’s planner is missing stamps, your child has missing or unsatisfactory/incomplete work to (re)submit. Students would do well to 1) take notes in class when teachers explain homework; 2) ask questions before leaving class if something is unclear; 3) complete homework carefully by using notes and strategies practiced in class and by following the instructions; and 4) have a set time and place to do homework.

On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying articles (défini, indéfini, et partitif). Students have notes in their grammaire personnelle, the lavender notebook, and should use those notes when doing homework;
  • Begin a hygiene unit. Students will discuss strategies to implement for good hygiene as their bodies are changing.
  • Study reflexive verbs along with the hygiene unit.
  • Clean out their cubbies and binders.
  • Finish the art project with geometric shapes, regular and irregular.


On The English side students will:


  • The Black Stallion - Essential Question: What can a person learn by building a relationship with an animal?
    • Reading comprehension focus: story structure
    • Spelling Test on Friday
  • ELA and Novel Studies - We have a new book report that students will be working on.. It is a mini foldable book. The Mini Book Reports are due on Friday.
  • Understanding Place Value and decimal numbers - comparing decimal numbers, writing decimal numbers in various forms etc.


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.


Have a great break and a happy new year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

Monday, January 7th Professional Development day for teachers

Tuesday, January 8th School resumes

Friday, January 11th Spelling Test





Week of 17 December 2018


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,


It’s hard to believe that the first term of 5th grade is nearing its end. We hope that you have a relaxing and fun-filled winter break.


5th graders are growing everyday, and their bodies need adequate rest. Some students have been coming to school tired and have indicated that they have been going to bed late. Studies have shown that limiting technology access and having earlier bedtimes support student success in school. Thanks for supporting that at home as well!


Another quick reminder about supervision from Mme Courtney... School supervision goes from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm Mondays through Thursdays and until 1:55 on Fridays. The school playground is *not* open before school starts for unsupervised play; students must be in the cafeteria prior to the morning bell at 8:20. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


In the communication folder on Monday, the 17th, you will find: your child’s Hot Air Balloons from Mme Pierce and nothing from Mme Grabowski. Normally Mme Grabowski would send home a homework responsibility report because it has been two weeks since the last one was sent home, but she will wait until January 8th. That report will cover the end of this term and will be one of the first assignments for the new term. In the meantime, parents can look in the planner to see if their child has any work to complete. If there is a stamp missing for a school day, there is missing work.


On the French side this week students will:

  • Continue studying articles (défini, indéfini, et partitif). Students have notes in their grammaire personnelle, the lavender notebook, and should use those notes when doing homework;
  • Finish a nutrition unit. Students will analyze their food intake and the characteristics of healthy meals and will revamp their favorite meal to ensure that it is healthy. Time permitting, they will read about what students around the world eat for lunch.
  • Perhaps have a taste of a French breakfast and some French cheeses on Friday, the 21st. Mme Grabowski is still ironing out the details. Time permitting, they will read or watch a video about cheese production.
  • Finish the art project with geometric shapes, regular and irregular.


On The English side students will:


  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators - We will dig deep into adding and subtracting mixed numbers with unlike denominators. We will have a quiz on Thursday.
    • Extension Opportunities for the division/multiplication 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
  • ELA and Novel Studies - We have a new book report that students will be working on.. It is a mini foldable book.
  • Poetry Unit - We are taking our poetry to final draft. All students should publish at least 2 finished poems, and they ideally will be completely done by Thursday so that they can take them home on Friday.
    • Students will be graded on completion of this work since I’m conferencing with each students multiple times throughout this unity.


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.


Have a great break and a happy new year,

Mme. Carlson and Mme. Grabowski


IMPORTANT DATES

Daily French or math assignment, and read 20 minutes

December 20th Fraction Quiz

December 21st Sample of French breakfast and cheese tasting

December 21st Last day of school before winter break

Monday, January 7th Professional Development day for teachers

Tuesday, January 8th School resumes

Week of 10 December 2018


Bonjour Parents and Guardians,

5th graders are growing everyday, and their bodies need adequate rest. Some students have been coming to school tired and have indicated that they have been going to bed late. Studies have show that limiting technology access and having earlier bedtimes support student success in school. Thanks for supporting that at home as well!


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 10th, you will find: the test over the passé composé (1 means does not meet; 2 means nearly meets; 3 means meets; and 4 means exceeds) 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 articles (défini, indéfini, et partitif). Students have notes in their grammaire personnelle, the lavender notebook, and should use those notes when doing homework;
  • Finish the science unit called Earth and Sun. The essential question will be 1) What is the difference between weather and climate? Students will finish watching a video about weather and instruments that meteorologists use to predict and analyze weather data. There will be a test over the unit by the end of the week.
  • Continue a nutrition unit that will last 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.
  • Study geometric and irregular shapes in art (time permitting).


On The English side students will:


  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators - We are jumping straight into to our new Unit of Fractions. We have reviewed a little bit about Least Common Denominators and practicing adding equivalent fractions on number lines. Tomorrow we will continue to practice number lines using fractions with unlike denominators.
    • Extension Opportunities for the division/multiplication 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
  • ELA and 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
    • Journeys - we are reading a story called DOG NEWSPAPER and practicing main idea and inferencing
  • Poetry Unit - last week students explored different styles of poetry. This week will learn about a number of different forms of poetry as well as literary devices.
    • Students will work on taking at least one poem 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 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 Possible 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 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









Weeks of 24 September 2018 — Sep 25, 2018 3:06:19 PM