5th Grade Weekly Update: December 3 - 7
Here are a few highlights of our upcoming week.
This year we will be partnering with Dr. Mica Battle. She will be traveling to Cuba to support young children and providing them with various items. As a class, we will also be writing letters to children who will be receiving these gifts. These items can be purchased at Dollar Tree. We will be collecting these items until December 5, 2018. Sometime in January, Dr. Battle will be sharing her experiences and photos with our classes.
Below are the suggested items needed:
If you subscribe to the Beverly Review by December 14 and return the yellow order form. Clissold will receive $13.50. Checks can be made to Friends of Clissold for $27.00.
I have created a DonorsChoose project to supplement and update our current technology in the classroom. This project will add an additional 15 Kindle Fires to our math instructional block, which will allow students to work on various math skills of their choosing as well as at their level. Our class project can be found at the link below. It would be amazing if this project could be funded before Winter Break. Please also share this will family and friends.
Please continue to use ParentPortal to monitor your child's academic progress.
Room 301/302 Reading :
We will be focusing on the following question for the next 5 weeks: "Doing the right thing?" Our literacy focus is on realistic fiction. We will continue working on comparing and contrasting.
We will be reading and discussing At the Beach. Students can access the story from home by logging on to www.pearsonrealize.com and using their username and the password clissold 5.
Below is a website you can use to support your child with the literacy skills.
Book report projects are due January 23rd. The students will have their first check went well and they are all excited to finish their books and start their projects. We will check in again on the 13th to answer questions and see their progress.
Room 301/302 Math:
This week we will wrap up Topic 4: Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals. Students will take their Topic 4 Celebration on Friday, December 7th.
Please continue to have your child work on their multiplication facts. This is an important skill that your child must master.
Here is a great resource to use to download various multiplication apps.
Room 301/302 IXL Math:
Your child should be working on IXL for at least 15 minutes every night.
Please continue to have your child review the IXL topics below:
Room 301/302 Science:
We continue to learn different ways to conserve energy through the SuperSavers program.
Room 301/302 Social Studies:
This week we will continue to work in SEL (social-emotional learning) We will focus on empathy, kindness, and compassion. We will continue discussing current events from the week.
December 5: PTA Sports Pictures
3 pm - 4 pm: Clissold Auditorium
December 7: Band Recital
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
School Fees can be paid here
Thank you for your continued partnership,