5th Grade Weekly Update for Week of May 13th

Math: I’m so proud of the hard work that students are putting forth in their memory shape book projects! This week, we will learn how to classify quadrilaterals and solid figures to add to our project. Students are learning to see shapes in a whole new way!

Science: On Thursday, we will have our oral exam for Investigating Heat. I have selected some of the flashcard questions as our exam questions. Therefore, students will not receive a study guide for this exam. On Monday, we will complete Investigation 5 and students will complete the last set of flashcards. On Friday, I sent an email to parents that included all the flashcard questions for Investigations 1-4. Please let me know if you did not receive it. Students should be studying these flashcards daily and practice answering them in their own words! On the exam, students are NOT expected to have the answers memorized. However, I am looking to see that they understand and can verbalize the correct answer for the questions I ask.

ELA: On Monday, students will complete their final memorization check. They should have their whole poem memorized to receive full credit. We are finishing up our poetry book project this week! We are also going to continue to practice our poems and even complete a student/peer critique. Last year, we started a project where the students write a letter to their future selves. We’ll mail them when the students graduate high school. The project was inspired by Mrs. LeSieur’s son, who received a letter from his fifth grade self when he graduated high school last year! Please send in a picture of your child to be included with the letter.

History: On Monday, students will take their final vocabulary test covering Renaissance vocabulary. The test will contain matching as well as completion within a paragraph. Yesterday, a Power Point was emailed to help students prepare. The answer sheet we used in class was included in the Friday Folder. The grade is a good indicator on how much they need to study and prepare for the test on Monday. We will also complete our final two lessons on the Renaissance this week. Lesson eight covers information about “How-To Men” Castiglione and Machiavelli. Lesson nine covers the spread of the Italian renaissance to other areas in Europe. Once we’re finished with these final two lessons, students will receive a study guide to prepare them for their final history test on Monday, May 20th.

Other: The Book Drive has been extended through Monday. So, if you have a bit of time to go through books this weekend, please do! Thank you for donating your gently used books, board games and puzzles. Our 7th graders will sell these at the Used Book Sale on May 20 and 21 in the Madison Cottage from 1:30-5. That you to all the families who have donated already!

Please make sure you swing by the office before May 16 to recover any remaining Lost and Found items. These will be donated on May 17.

On Thursday, information was sent out by Ms. Steele regarding the Junior Beta Family Night at the Woods event. It will take place on Friday, May 17th from 6-8. 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer, the cause that this years Beta Club has chosen to support. If you’re having a hard time RSVPing on the Google Form that was sent out, let us know, and we can make sure your RSVP is counted.

Be on the lookout for an e-mail from our room moms about purchasing yearbooks! We plan to sign our yearbooks on Thursday, May 23rd! A big thank you to Donna Winchester for designing them.

Week at a Glance:
Monday: Renaissance Vocab Test and Final Memorization Check
Thursday: Investigating Heat oral exam
Send in picture of student for letter sometime this week!