5th Grade Weekly Update for Week of May 21st

ELA: We are assembling our poetry books on Monday! They are AMAZING!! I’m so proud of all of the hard work that has been put into each page. We can’t wait to show them off on Wednesday at our Poetry Coffeehouse. We will continue to practice our poems right up until Wednesday morning. We worked on adding gestures to our poems this week. Most students were able to start their take-home grammar test that covers our last unit. Students are allowed to use their grammar workshop books, as well as, any worksheets sent home in Friday Folders. All tests should be turned in on Monday!

History: We will continue our Japan enrichment unit this week by creating a bulletin board displaying different aspects of Japanese culture. Be on the lookout for origami created by the students hanging in the room for our Poetry Coffeehouse.

Math: Students worked incredibly hard on their illustrated dictionaries last week and finished them just in time to use for the cumulative test. They did a fantastic job and will come home next week! This week, students will receive an envelope that contains all of the graphic organizers and resources we have created throughout the year. I recommend hanging on to these to help refresh memories during the summer and even to use for next year!

On Friday, students wrote letters to their future self, which we plan to mail to them seven years from now as they become high school graduates! We need your help by filling out the address form we sent home in Friday Folders and returning it with your child on Monday. We would also like to include a picture. You can send one in with your child or I can take their picture at school.

Science: On Thursday, students received a list of questions to help them prepare for our oral heat exam on Tuesday. Students were instructed to have a parent sign it to confirm it was seen at home, and I checked for the signature on Friday. Throughout this unit, students completed pop-quizzes after each investigation. These quizzes were weighted as a homework/participation grade. These will be useful for students to refer to as they practice answering the questions for the oral test.

Parents should have received a parent survey letter from me in Friday Folders. I thank you in advance for taking the time to complete these. Reflecting on the successes of this year help me as I plan for next year and seek areas to improve upon! You or your child can drop them off in a folder placed outside my classroom door on Monday! Thank you!

Events for the Week:
-Wednesday-Poetry Coffeehouse at 8:00, all are invited! Cookout Lunch with Book Buddies
-Thursday-Wacky Olympics from 8:00-10:00, volunteers are welcome
-Friday-Honor’s Ceremony at 9:30 in the Quad (weather permitting) Early Release at 1:00