5th Grade Newsletter - February 24, 2017

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Mary Hill

Teresa Doyle
(Social Studies)

Taunya Kolbinger 
(Language Arts)

Amanda Rausch (Math)


Other 5th Grade Advisory Teacher: 

Kim Hotchkiss





February 24, 2017

Fifth Grade 101:

Zoo field trip is Monday! If you volunteered to chaperone and have not heard from your child's first hour teacher, please join us still! Arrive at the zoo by 9:20AM. The bus will leave Field at 9AM. 

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


February 10, 2017
This week we added astrolabe to our vocabulary.  We learned what Leif Eriksson, Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, & Magellan contributed to our history.

Remember to sign the planner once a week.  This is our way of communicating.  I look forward to getting 100%. 

Spelling words: February (we will try again, less than half got it right), Europe, Pacific, Columbus, Atlantic (TEST on Wednesday)

February 24, 2017
We have been busy studying Encounters in North America.  This includes the fall of the Aztecs & the Incas.  Then we studied who was searching for gold & riches.    We have looked at new people coming to North America and why.  The French and Dutch came to trade on the NE coast.

Next week we will look at Roanoke, Jamestown, and the Plymouth Colony.  Exciting historical events coming our way.

Period 2 had the most planners signed last week.  Let's try for period 1, 4, or 6 winning for next week.

Ms. Doyle


This week students read Chapters 9-12. Chapters 13-14 should be read at home over the weekend. The quiz (basic comprehension check) will be Tues. These cannot be made up, as they are to see if the child is reading outside of school. 

We also worked on becoming experts on literature elements through a giant one-pager. Kids worked in collaborative groups to create a visual to describe their literature element and how it connected to Tuck Everlasting. 

There will be no root homework this week so kids can get a chance to catch up on any missing assignments. If your child is all caught up, they have the week to "relax!" 

Next week we will have a homework review day- students will work on revising their root work or vocabulary work by using the etymology website I've been encouraging them to use on the root assignments (on my website), along with another look at using context clues. 

Upcoming due dates:
2/28: ch. 13-14 read; ch. 9-12 crossword due 
3/2: log reading minutes 
3/27-30: Reading MCA 

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 
S.P.A.M.     2/24/17   
(Science Promotes Academic Mastery)

More next week! 

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Hill
MATHEMATICS 2.24.17 --------

Ms. Lindsay was put on bed rest this week and will no longer be with us. Starting Monday, I will take over full time and tell the students. 

students received their Algebra Tests back this week. Test retakes are Thursday (3/2) during Advisory. An action plan needs to be filled out and attacked to the test. Students will only retake the learning targets they want to improve on and not the whole test.

This week we started our last fifth grade unit on Data. This will be a short two week unit and then we are onto sixth grade math for the rest of the school year! Ms. Eftaland, my student teacher, will be teaching this entire unit.

Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs. Rausch

AVID This Week:
What is communication?  How do you measure what is happening in conversation?  We are working on using these skills during collaboration.

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