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Mary Hill

Teresa Doyle
(Social Studies)

Taunya Kolbinger 
(Language Arts)

Amanda Rausch (Math)


Other 5th Grade Advisory Teacher: 

Kim Hotchkiss





May 19, 2017

May 19th, 2017

We are getting close to mid quarter time.  Please check to make sure students are getting work in to teachers.  Remember that teachers add to the grade book as they are able.  Mid quarter grades are a snapshot of how things are going, not a final grade.

Flying Wild!
Join the 5th grade for a fun night of everything wild birds!  May 23rd, 5:00-7:00p.m. in the Field gym.  We still need adult volunteers.  Email Ms Hill!

Please leave toys at home!  
Cell phones are not allowed to be out of lockers during the school day!  We have quite a few repeat offenders that have had objects confiscated. We are still seeing toys (sometimes called fidgits) with children that do not have an IEP or 504 plan that says they can use them.  
GSA Information:
What resources does MPS provide?
Check out the Office of Student, Family, and Community Engagement at osfce.mpls.k12.mn.us 

Smarter than a 5th Grader?
You will be by June!


May 19, 2017

Spelling test Thursday, May 25.  Those five words are:  revolution, Patriot, quarter, massacre, congress.

This past week we practiced writing a compete sentence as part of Chapter 7 test.  

April 19, 1775 Lexington & Concord ("The shot heard around the world"), is the official start of the American Revolution.

Please check the portal and your child's behavior.  We are still learning and working in Room 209.
I have implemented a way for students to earn a point for being responsible, respectful, and ready.  Each day students will get 1 point, if they are not being
responsible, respectful, and ready. Otherwise they earn a zero, this will be recorded nightly on the portal.  This way you can monitor your child's behavior. 

Chapter 7: Differences Divide test, has been returned to students ask to see it.

We now are on Chapter 8, studying the Revolution. 

 Ms. Doyle


This week we read chapters 9-10 in Number the Stars. Students were to find the SigMo for the two chapters, which will be graded Monday. 

The rest of the week we have been focusing on getting the rough draft completed. Students have been working diligently to meet this deadline. I am giving kids until Friday at midnight to give a little more time to write after school. I will grade them over the weekend.

Once the rough draft is done we will be moving on to peer edits. All students need to have at least one peer edit by Wed. Then will then use those edits to polish their draft and turn it into a final draft, which is due next Friday! Some kids will need to work on their story at home if they are not getting enough done in class. 

I will continue to call home with your child after two redirects if needed. For the most part kids are doing great and not needing any redirects! Thanks for all the support at home- it really does make a difference:) 

Due Dates:
5/19: rough draft 
5/22: Ch. 9-10 SigMo 
5/24: peer edit 
5/26: final draft ; extension book completed (extension group only)

My website is a great tool to use in order to keep up on assignments, due dates, standards-based grading info., and other ELA related activities. 

Mrs. Kolbinger

 May 19, 2017
What is migration?  What happens to our winged friends as they face the daunting task of moving from winter to summer grounds and vice-versa?  We discovered flight paths and worked as ornithologists to track the migration of Wood Thrush and Swainson's Thrush.  it is amazing how far our birds fly!

Students are working hard to complete their activity booths for the Flying Wild Event next week.  We are learning so much! 
The Flying Wild event is on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 5-7p.m.

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Hill
MATHEMATICS 5.19.17 --------

Today we took a quiz on adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals. This quiz was heavy on story problems and identifying which operation is needed to solve each problem. Students were given an opportunity on Thursday to write story problems that could be used on the test. Many of the story problems on the test were student written! 

There will be no more quiz re takes for the year. Instead, on the second to last day of school there will be a final test on all the learning targets in the unit and this test will serve as a quiz re take for any learning target that is repeated.

Reminder- We will be doing math every day until the last day of school. A few students have needed to call home this week for their behavior in class. If your child needs 2 or more redirects on their behavior in class, they will be calling home. Most students are doing a great job at this so keep up the good work!

Thanks for your support.
Mrs. Rausch

AVID This Week:
How do you make sure everyone feels part of a collaborative group?  Do people feel 'invited in?'  Some students are choosing to do the Science Home Project in a small group.  This is an excellent opportunity to give each participant a role.  

If groups are having problems, see Ms Hill sooner than later.  We can work together to make this a great collaboration for all group members.

Mrs. Kolbinger is advising the 5th/6th GSA.

Next meeting (May 30th) we will have a guest speaker who will give resources out as requested! 
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