5th Grade Weekly Update Week of May 6th

ELA: On Monday, students will complete their stanza two memory check to make sure they are progressing on the memorization of their poems! Students should have at least through the second stanza ready to recite. Students will also use the technology available in our classrooms to research information about their poets, as well as meaning behind their poems. We will continue with our final review of homophones before the final grammar test of the year on Wednesday. We will begin our cumulative poetry book project this week. Students will choose 3 of the 7 types of poems we’ve studied and create their own poems using figurative language. Be on the lookout for a “Parent Critique” sheet coming home on Wednesday. Parents will use the same grading sheet we will use to grade recitation at the Coffeehouse to evaluate their own child on the different areas we’ve been working on! Be sure to send it completed by Friday!

History: We’ll continue our study of the Renaissance this week. Focusing specifically on Venice and Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci’s contributions to the Renaissance. We’ll also continue to study our Renaissance vocabulary with lots of opportunities for practice!

Math: Students are working diligently to complete our shape books! Last week, we explored the campus to find circles and students learned how to calculate the circumference of a circle by measuring a circle’s diameter. We are currently working on classifying triangles and will search the campus this week to identify different types. Later in the week, we learn how to classify quadrilaterals.

Science: On Friday, we wrapped up Investigation Three. We learned the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions. We started to create our flashcards in class, but students need to finish over the weekend and turn them in on Monday. This week, we will learn how heat transfer relates to our bodies.

Other: Our band concert is scheduled for Thursday and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Mr. G. plans to send an email soon with more details!

Please support our 8th graders by donating gently used books and games! Collections will begin on Monday!

Week at a Glance:
Monday: Second Stanza Memorization Check
Wednesday: Homophones Grammar Test
Thursday: Band Concert 10:00 and 6:30
Friday:Parent Critique Due