5th Grade Weekly Update Week of Jan 21st

A flyer went home in Friday Folders about our upcoming meeting regarding our overnight field trip to Camp Widjiwagan in March. Please let us know if you are unable to attend the meeting on Wednesday after school, and we will send home the packet of information about the trip and forms to be filled out.

Math: This week, we will continue to practice dividing fractions and mixed numbers with partner games that students have designed! As we develop our confidence with our procedural knowledge, we will also develop our conceptual understanding by applying our knowledge in problem-solving. As we practice these skills, please encourage your child to use resources we have created in class, such as graphic organizers and interactive notes!

Science: In lab this week, students learned how to support their findings with quantitative data by learning how to measure an objects force of friction using Newton’s first law of motion. This week, we will spend our time analyzing the data collected in lab and students will see the direct relationship between an object’s mass and frictional force. Our unit test is approaching quickly, so students should be studying flashcards 5-10 minutes every night!

ELA: Last week was a great first week for notetaking! This week we will continue taking notes on note cards covering their president’s background history and add notes on his major accomplishments this week. We will also continue with our Daily Paragraph Editing in grammar. This practice will help when we arrive to the editing part of our research papers!

History: On Friday, we talked about Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy he left behind. We watched a Brain Pop video to learn some basic facts and watched a clip that shared 30 inspirational quotes from MLK. Students loved the quotes, so I’m attaching the link for you. Great discussion points to share at the dinner table! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AyN2CVElqo We’ve posted a foldable that we created, along with the “I Have a Dream….” poems they created in technology in our classroom. Come check them out!

This week, in Studies Weekly, we will study the era that was known as the Roaring 20s. Students will identify people and important events of the time. Studies Weekly newspapers are used as literature/comprehension grades during this semester while we are working on research papers

We will also finish up our Civil War unit this week: Focusing on plans for reconstruction, the impeachment trial of President Johnson, carpetbaggers, the 15th amendment, the Ku Klux Klan, and the end of reconstruction in the south. When we’re finished reviewing, students will be given a study guide to narrow down the content for the test that will take place on the following Wednesday, January 30th.

Other: Mrs. Adkisson is in desperate need of a refrigerator box for a fifth-grade STEAM project. She has called all over and had no luck! Please let us know if you have a lead on a box!

Kindergarten is collecting gallon milk jugs to make an igloo in their classroom. Mrs. Siegelman has 20 so far, and needs about 200! She’s always wanted to make one and is determined to finish the job! She asks that they are cleaned out with soap and water and you keep the lid on the top. Thanks so much in advance for helping her make her dream a reality!

Please don’t forget to turn in your Pop Tops to support the Ronald McDonald Foundation that is so near and dear to our hearts!!!

Re-enrollment packets went home last week, please send them back whenever you are able to secure your spot for 6th grade at Wood Acres! Let the office know if you have any questions you need answered before you make this important decision.

Week at a Glance:
Wednesday: Camp Widjiwagan Meeting at 3:15 in Mrs. Rozier’s Classroom