5th Grade Newsletter - March 16, 2012

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Mary Hill
(Science)
mary.hill@mpls.k12.mn.us

Teresa Fernandez
(Social Studies)
teresaf@mpls.k12.mn.us
668-8070

Susan McNaughton
(Language Arts)
susan.mcnaughton@mpls.k12.mn.us
668-9467

Richard Feuling
(Math)
richard.feuling@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-747-9714

Other 5th Grade
Advisors:

Terry Mazig
tmazig@mpls.k12.mn.us
668-3646

Ruth LeMay
rlemay@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-692-0679

Jonathan Doten

jonathan.doten@mpls.k12.mn.us

Other 5th Grade
B.E.S.T. teachers: 

Mark Usem - (math)
mark.usem@mpls.k12.mn.us
668-7729

Gretchen Mattson

gretchen.mattson@mpls.k12.mn.us






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5th Grade Rocks
March 16, 2012
A happy wear'n of the green to you all. Hope you find the pot of gold!
 
Warm weather and beautiful sunshine has us fighting spring fever.  Two more weeks of school- and two weeks until the end of Quarter Three.  Please take time to check the parent portals- we need to have all work in on time to give  your child the best possible grade.  
 
Missing half of your child's wardrobe?  We are sure you will find it in their locker, the upstairs hall, or the lost and found box by the gym.  Instruments are piling up in the fifth grade hallway.  Please help your child remember to take home all that is not needed or needs attention, (homework? music practice?)
 
Enjoy the warm weather!
Language Arts
(3/16)  Hello again!  This week we continued our unit on speech and communication.  We spent a couple of days this week analyzing texts for facts and opinions and practicing writing reviews.   Today, each class discussed their expectations for delivering their speeches next week.

Next week, we will finish our unit on speech and communication.   Students will be writing a more in-depth review using facts and opinions.  They will also be delivering these reviews as speeches at the end of next week. 

Additionally, there is another important assignment due at the end of next week.  The second draft of their Personal Narrative Essay will be due on Friday, March 23rd.  This second draft will need to be completed as homework.  Their pink packets contain a checklist for revision and all of the other requirements for the essay.  

Lastly, all students will be needing a new notebook for quarter four, which begins after Spring Break. 
 
Looking forward to next week, 
 
Mr. Schubert   
 
   

March 16, 2012 

Science Promotes Academic Mastery! (Also known as SPAM!)  

Welcome to the world of Science!  We are Microscopehaving a great year!

 

We plowed our ground and planted our crops this week.  Peas, radishes, barley, corn and clover have sprouted and are growing at an alarming rate.  We are watching the entire water cycle as the terrarium water evaporates, condenses, and precipitates back into the soil.

 

Words to know:  biotic, abiotic, environmental factors, organism and environment.

 

Homework for this week handed out on Thursday, March 15, Response sheet.  Please check over your child's answers on this sheet.  Each section is a multi-part question.  Due Monday, March19.

March 16, 2012

    This past week we reviewed fractions and decimals.  In the course the review some of the students demonstrated mastery of current learning targets.  These students will not have to take the Unit 6 test next week.
     We are going to skip Unit 7 for now.  We will  begin Unit 8: Patterns, Functions & Change next week.
 

Unit 8 Long term learning targets.


I know that recognizing patterns is useful in mathematical thinking, and I can identify, describe, and build numerical patterns.

I know that patterns can be represented in words or symbols, and I can read and construct tables to show a specific pattern.

I know that patterns can be used to describe or to predict, and I can use a pattern in a table or a graph to describe and/or predict numbers that will fit the pattern.

I know a graph can show change, and I can identify and describe the change in a specific situation shown on a graph.

I know that a variable is an unknown quantity, and I can identify a variable in a mathematical expression.

I know that a variable is an unknown quantity, and I can create a mathematical expression using a variable.

I know a change in one variable connects to a change in a second variable, and I can solve equations involving variables when values for the variables are given.

As part of my Professional Development Plan, I would appreciate it if you would go to the following link and take a 30 question survey.

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Thank You,
Richard Feuling 

 

 

 

Social StudiesSocial Studies

 

Social Studies News for March 16.

This week we started studying Williamsburg.  TEST will be on Tuesday, March 20 on Chapter 9.  We will review Friday & Monday.
Check out HistoryAlive.com   
 

 

Homework: vocabulary: capital, capitol, government, culture, Williamsburg.   

 

 

Ms. Fernandez
   
5th grade  AVID decades of college dreams
students will
learn about
AVID and have the option to apply in early Spring.
 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Field Middle School Students:

 

The Minnesota Twins recognize that good performance in school begins with good attendance and they're excited to team up with Minnesota Middle School Association (MMSA) to create the Perfect Attendance Incentive Program.

 

To become eligible, students must simply have "perfect attendance" for the 2011-2012 school year during quarters 3 & 4.   The reason the Minnesota Twins and MMSA have established this program is because they recognize the importance of having students in each class every day.

 

What are the Twins offering? Field Middle School will select one student to attend the game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, May 262012. The Twins will provide 4 tickets for that student and up to three parents/guardians/siblings to attend. The Twins are working to develop some great activities and incentives that will take place during the game. The selected student will represent Field Middle School on the field prior to the game.  In addition, one lucky eligible student will be selected to throw out the first pitch and students will be able to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.  The difficult part is selecting only one student from Field Middle School!  If your student is still eligible and interested in early May, they will be asked to submit an essay for judging.

 

We would like to thank both the MMSA and the Twins for supporting the Attendance Incentive Program and our students.

 

If you have any questions regarding this incentive program, please feel free to call Mr. Norlin-Weaver at 612-668-3640 or Ms. Julie Peterson at 612-668-3655.

 

 

 

Julie

 

 

Julie Peterson, LICSW, MSW

Field School Social Worker

 

Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday

office: 612-668-3655

fax: 612-668-3661

 

 

 

 

 

   
Parents please sign planner once a week to signify that you have talked about social studies with your son or daughter.
Attendance - Family Activity
A student may be gone up to 5 days from school for a pre-approved family activity.  To get pre-approval from school, you must do the following by completeing the Family Activity Form available at the school office.
*At least 10 days before leaving, request permission from the school for your child to be gone for a family activity.
*Before leaving get your child's homework and agree that your child will finish the homework.
*Make sure that your student will not be gone for important tests like the MCA,  NALT,  or MBST.
*Agree in writing that your child will miss no more than 5 days of school.
*Before leaving, get written approval from the principal.

Family Activities Longer than 5 Days
If your family activity will last more than 5 days, you must ask permission from the principal in writing before you leave.  If the principal gives you permission to be gone longer than 5 days, your child will be expected to turn ina school report and/or a presentation to their teacher(s).
Ms Fernandez says thanks for the glue sticks. Please send more.  Now Ms McNaughton needs tissues.  Ms Hill could use some hand sanitizer.
 
 

Dates to RememberDates to Remember:  
  •  
  • March 28 -Book orders due
  • March 30 No school- end of quarter three
  • April 2-6  Spring Break
  • April 17-18 MCA Reading
  • April 25-26 MCA Science
  • May 8-10 MCA Math
  • May 11 5th Grade Fun Night
  • May 22 and 24  Spring Environmental trips
  • June 5 End of the Year Bowling
 

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