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5th Grade Weekly Update: December 3 - 7

Here are a few highlights of our upcoming week.

 

Cuba Donations:

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:

Color pencils

Coloring Books

Markers

Dolls

Trucks

Flash Cards

Flip Flops

Small notebooks

Puzzles

Pencil Sharpener  

 

Beverly Review:

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.

 

Donors Choose:

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. 

 

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/teaching-with-technology/3770409/?rf=link-dc-2018-11-teacher_profile-teacher_3270481&challengeid=20683860&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=page&utm_campaign=project&utm_term=teacher_3270481

 

 

ParentPortal:

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.

www.readingrockets.org/strategies/inference

 

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. 

 

Multiplication Facts: 

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:

C.4Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

 C.5Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problem

C.6Properties of multiplication

C.7Choose numbers with a particular product

C.8Estimate products

C.9Estimate products: word problems

C.12Multiply by 2-digit numbers: complete the missing steps

C.13Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

C.14Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

 

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.  

 

Upcoming Events:

December 5: PTA Sports Pictures 

                            3 pm - 4 pm: Clissold Auditorium 

December 7: Band Recital 

                            6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

 

 School Fee:

School Fees can be paid here

 

 

Thank you for your continued partnership,

 

Mrs. Allen 

Mr. B.

5th Grade Weekly Update: November 15th - 20th

Here are a few highlights of our upcoming week.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Thank you for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday! Mrs. Allen and I are grateful for the conversations we have had. Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

ParentPortal:

Please continue to use ParentPortal to monitor your child's academic progress. 

 

Fun-Lunch:

Your child received a Fun-Lunch form. All money and forms are due by Tuesday, November 20th. Lunches will be delivered on Friday, November 30th.  

 

Clissold Holiday Plant Sale:

Holiday Plant Sale order forms were sent home today. All order are due on November 28th and pick-up is set for December 7th. 

 

Room 301/302 Reading : 

We will be focusing on the following question for the next 5 weeks: "What Kind of Challenges people face and how do we meet them?" Our literacy focus is fact and opinion.  Due to two short weeks, we will focus on the Story Satchel Paige over two weeks 5 school days.  

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.

www.readingrockets.org/strategies/inference

 

Math "Celebrations": 

All math "Celebrations" aka tests will need to be signed and returned the next day. Students who scored less than 69% will be given the opportunity to retest, once the original math "celebration" is returned to school signed by a parent. 

 

Room 301/302 Math: 

This week we began working on  Topic 4: Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals.  

We will begin working on multiplying whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths. They will learn to represent the mathematical reasoning involved in multiplication situations using objects and models. Your child will also learn how to use patterns to place the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied by a power of 10. Your child will also apply their understanding of place value to estimate decimal products. 

This topic also uses money as a real-world context to connect mathematics to problems arising in everyday life. 

Here is an activity you can complete with your child to learn about estimating products. 

 

About How Much? 

Materials: grocery items with prices marked 

Step 1 Display several different grocery items with prices marked. 

Step 2 Have your child choose one of the items and the number of that item that he or she wishes to buy. 

Step 3 Have your child estimate how much his or her purchase will cost. He or she may round to whole numbers or use compatible numbers to help estimate. For example, 4 × 2.89 is close to 4 × 3, and 4 × 3 = 12. The total cost will be about $12. Similarly, to estimate 16 × $3.18 you can use 15 × 3, and 15 × 3 = 45. The total cost will be about $45. 

 

Multiplication Facts: 

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:

C.4Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

 C.5Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problem

C.6Properties of multiplication

C.7Choose numbers with a particular product

C.8Estimate products

C.9Estimate products: word problems

C.12Multiply by 2-digit numbers: complete the missing steps

C.13Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

C.14Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

 

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 also be reading an article on Thanksgiving Day Traditions this week. 

 

Upcoming Events:

November 17: Fall Festival  12 - 4 pm. 

November 20: Maple Morgan Park: $2.00 Out of Uniform

                               Fun Lunch Orders Due

November 21 - 23: Thanksgiving Holiday 

November 28: Picture Retakes 

November 30: FOC $2:00 or more Out of Uniform 

                                Fun Lunch Orders Delivered

 

 School Fee:

School Fees can be paid here

 

Thank you for your continued partnership,

 

Mrs. Allen 

Mr. B.

5th Grade Weekly Update: November 9, 2018

Here are a few highlights of our upcoming week.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Mr. B. and I look forward to meeting with you on Wednesday, November 14.  We have sent home individual conference times with your child.

 

Room 301/302 PearsonRealize Login:

All students have received their PearsonRealize username and password. They can use this at home to read the story and practice skills.  

 

Room 301/302 Reading : 

We will be focusing on the following question for the next 5 weeks: "What Kind of Challenges people face and how do we meet them?" Our literacy focus is fact and opinion.  Due to two short weeks, we will focus on the Story Satchel Paige over two weeks 5 school days.  

Below is a website you can use to support your child with the literacy skills.

www.readingrockets.org/strategies/inference

 

Room 301/302 Math: 

This week we continue working on  Topic 5: Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers.  Please continue to have your child work on memorizing their multiplication facts. One way you can support your child is through purchasing flash cards from Dollar Tree. Here is a great resource to use to download various multiplication apps.

 

Room 301/302 IXL Math:

Please continue to have your child review the IXL topics below:

C.4Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

 C.5Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problem

C.6Properties of multiplication

C.7Choose numbers with a particular product

C.8Estimate products

C.9Estimate products: word problems

C.12Multiply by 2-digit numbers: complete the missing steps

C.13Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

C.14Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

 

Math Retest:

Students will be allowed to take a retest on their weekly or Topic Celebrations if their score is below 69%. 

 

Room 301/302 Science:

This week we continue to learn different ways to conserve energy around through the SuperSavers program. On Tuesday, your child will bring home a workbook to identify your current energy usage and different ways to be more efficient.  

 

 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. 

 

Upcoming Events:

November 11: Veterans Day - No School

November 13 - 14: Clissold Book Fair

November 14: Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School for Students 

November 15: Literacy Night 5:30 -7:00

                              Students can wear PJs to school on this day.

November 17: Fall Festival  12 - 4 pm. 

 

 

 School Fee:

School Fees can be paid here

 

Thank you for your partnership,

 

Mrs. Allen 

Mr. B.

5th Grade Weekly Update: November 5, 2018

Mrs. Allen and I will begin sending out one weekly email for 5th-grade students. Please note that events/topics will be highlighted by Room numbers. 

 

Loose Change Challenge:

Monday: Bring in loose change and you can wear Clissold Spirit Wear (tops & bottoms)

Tuesday: Bring in nickles and you can dress as your favorite literary character

Wednesday: Bring in dimes and you can wear your favorite sports team with uniform bottoms

Thursday: Bring in quarters and you can wear jeans or sweatpants with a uniform top

Friday: Bring in dollars for full out of uniform day

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sign-Up:

Please return the Parent-Teacher sign-up sheets by Wednesday, November 7, 2018. 

 

Room 301 Mighty Acorns: 

Tuesday is our first field trip of the year to Dan Ryan Woods. There is no cost for this trip.   Students will need a bagged lunch, we will be eating at the Dan Ryan Woods Pavillian.  Please dress for the weather. 

 

Room 301/302 PearsonRealize Login:

All students will receive their PearsonRealize username and password on Monday. 

 

Room 301/302 Reading : 

We will be focusing on the following question for the next 5 weeks: "What Kind of Challenges people face and how do we meet them?" Our literacy focus is theme, setting, and inferences. 

Below is a website you can use to support your child with the literacy skills.

www.readingrockets.org/strategies/inference

 

Room 301/302 Math: 

This week we continue working on  Topic 5: Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers.  Below is a strategy you can use to support your child with this Topic. 

 

  • Quick Check: Give your child a variety of multiplication and division equations that use multi-digit numbers and see how many they are able to solve within a certain amount of time (for example, 4 minutes). 

 

Room 301/302 IXL Math:

Please have your child review the IXL topics below:

C.4Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

 C.5Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problem

C.6Properties of multiplication

C.7Choose numbers with a particular product

C.8Estimate products

C.9Estimate products: word problems

C.12Multiply by 2-digit numbers: complete the missing steps

C.13Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

C.14Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

 

Room 301/302 Science:

This week we begin the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. Your child will learn energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy.  More information can be found here

 

 Room 301/302 Social Studies:

This week we will focus on the Electoral progress and Veterans Day. 

 

Upcoming Events:

November 11: Veterans Day - No School

November 13 - 14: Clissold Book Fair

November 14: Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School for Students 

 

 School Fee:

School Fees can be paid here

 

Thank you for your partnership,

 

Mrs. Allen 

Mr. B.

Update: October 29, 2018

End of Quarter:

Thursday, November 1st is our last day of the 1st quarter. It's still hard to believe we are entering our 10th week of school. 

 

School Improvement Day:

There is no school for students on Friday, November 2nd.

 

School Fee:

School Fees can be paid here

 

Mighty Acorns:

Thursday is our first field trip of the year to Dan Ryan Woods. There is no cost for this trip. Please return the signed permission slip tomorrow. Thursday is also our Fun Lunch if you have ordered a Fun Lunch we will be eating at Clissold around noon. Students who did not order a Fun Lunch will need a bagged lunch.  

 

Math: 

This week we begin Topic 5: Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers.  In this topic, your child will continue to develop their understanding of division by using number sense and models to divide whole numbers up to 4-digits by 2-digit divisors.

Your child will use strategies such as rounding and compatible numbers to estimate quotients. Then will use patterns, relationships, and the standard algorithm to calculate the actual quotients.

Here are two activities that you can do with your child to help review division and practice estimating when dividing with greater numbers and two-digit divisors. 

Reviewing Basic Facts 

Review basic division facts. Have your child name a related multiplication fact for each division fact. For example, if the flash card shows 42 , 7 = 6,
a related multiplication fact is 6 × 7 = 42. 

Break It Up
Step 1 
Choose a 3-digit number, such as 526. 

Step 2 Work with your child to create a story that involves dividing the chosen whole number into a number of equal groups that is greater than 10. 

Step 3 Have your child find the number in each group and tell if there is a remainder. 

 

IXL Math:

Please have your child review the IXL topics below:

C.4Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

 C.5Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problem

C.6Properties of multiplication

C.7Choose numbers with a particular product

C.8Estimate products

C.9Estimate products: word problems

C.12Multiply by 2-digit numbers: complete the missing steps

C.13Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

C.14Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

 

Science:

We continue to work on our unit on Matter. This week, we will build a model that represents a solid, liquid and gas. Students will also use various supplies to show how the particles of matter are arranged differently in a solid, liquid and gas.

 

Halloween: 

Your child may come to school in a Halloween costume; however, no masks or weapons are allowed.  We will have a 20-minute party at the end of the day if you would like to bring a treat; there are 28 students in room 302. 

 

Attendance

We have earned our 2nd month of having the highest attendance rate and have earned a movie and popcorn in the auditorium on Thursday.  Please continue to ensure your child comes to school on time every day. 

 

Upcoming Events:

October 31: Halloween: Students may dress up, no masks or weapons.

November 1: Last day of the 1st quarter 

                          302 Mighty Acorn Field Trip 

November 2: School Improvement Day - No School 

November 11: Veterans Day - No School

November 13 - 14: Clissold Book Fair

November 14: Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School for Students

Update: October 22, 2018

Below are some highlights of our upcoming week. 

 

As the Fall weather is upon us, I wanted to send a quick reminder of the Clissold uniform policy. "All sweaters, sweatshirts, vests, cardigans and fleece layering must be solid colored navy, white, black or maroon."

 

Math:

We continue to work on Topic 3: Multiplication of a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number. Please ensure your child is reviewing their multiplication facts every night. Multiplication cards are a great way to review multiplication facts. These cards can be purchased at the Dollar Store. 

 

 

IXL Math:

Please continue to have your child review the below topics on IXL. 

    1. A.1 Convert between standard and expanded form
    2. A.3 Compare numbers up to billions
    3. A.5 Write word names for numbers
    4. G.5 Convert decimals between standard and expanded form
    5. H.3 Add and subtract decimal numbers
    6. H.4 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
    7. G.7 Round decimals
    8. G.4 Place values in decimal numbers
    9. A.4 Choose word names for numbers
    10. A.2Place value

Science:

We continue to work on our unit on Matter. This week, we will build a model that represents a solid, liquid and gas. Students will also use various supplies to show how the particles of matter are arranged differently in a solid, liquid and gas.

 

Parent Portal: 

Please continue to monitor your child's grades and reach out to me with any questions/concerns.

 

School Fee:

School fees can be paid online on our school website. www.clissold-school.org

 

Upcoming Events:

October 26: FOC: Out of Uniform Day ($2.00 for participation)

                          PTA: Fun Lunch - more information coming.

October 31: Halloween: Students may dress up, no masks 

November 1: Last day of the 1st quarter 

                          302 Mighty Acorn Field Trip - More information coming 

November 2: School Improvement Day - No School 

November 11: Veterans Day

November 13 - 14: Clissold Book Fair

Update: October 15, 2018

Below are some highlights of our upcoming week. 

 

Math:

This week we begin our new unit in math. This unit will focus on multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm ( 125 x 54).  This topic also uses money as a real-world context to connect math to problems arising in everyday life. 

 Below are two activities you can complete with your child to help them review multiplication and estimation. 

 

Reviewing Basic Facts

Step 1 Review basic multiplication facts. 

142× 63 

Have your child explain how to multiply a three-digit number by a two-digit number. 

About How Much?
Materials: 
1 number cube (labeled 1-6) 

Step 1 Have your child create one 3-digit number and one 2-digit number by rolling the number cube five times. 

Step 2 Have your child write a multiplication problem using the numbers from Step 1. 

Step 3 Have your child estimate the product using rounding or compatible numbers. For example, 136 × 32 is close to 140 × 30, and 140 × 30 =4,200. Take turns creating new problems by using the number cube to create more 2- and 3-digit numbers. 

 

IXL Math:

Below are the topics on IXL that will reinforce math skills from the previous two math units.

    1. A.1 Convert between standard and expanded form
    2. A.3 Compare numbers up to billions
    3. A.5 Write word names for numbers
    4. G.5 Convert decimals between standard and expanded form
    5. H.3 Add and subtract decimal numbers
    6. H.4 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
    7. G.7 Round decimals
    8. G.4 Place values in decimal numbers
    9. A.4 Choose word names for numbers
    10. A.2Place value
Math Homework:
Your child will have math homework on a daily basis. Homework will consist of two different activities. The first math activity will be a review of the math lesson from class and only even numbered problems will be completed.  The second math activity will be the weekly Math Column sheet, students will complete either the even problems on Monday, Wednesday and odd problems on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Science:

This week, we begin our new science unit, Structure, and Properties of Matter. Throughout this unit, your child will learn elements and their combinations account for the different types of matter in the world, all matter is made of atoms. Each element is made of one kind of atom and that the elements are organized in the periodic table by their chemical properties. Finally, the differences in chemical and physical properties of substances are used to separate mixtures and identify compounds, and changes in matter are due to heating, cooling, and mixing. 

 

Parent Portal: 

Please continue to monitor your child's grades and reach out to me with any questions/concerns.

 

School Fee:

School fees can be paid online on our school website. www.clissold-school.org

 

Upcoming Events:

October 15: PTA/LSC Meeting - 6 pm - 8 pm.

October 19: Picture Day!

October 26: FOC: Out of Uniform Day ($2.00 for participation)

                          PTA: Fun Lunch - more information coming.

October 31: Halloween: Students may dress up, no masks 

November 1: Last day of the 1st quarter 

November 2: School Improvement Day - No School 

Update: October 1, 2018

Below are some highlights of our upcoming week. 

 

Walk-A-Thon: 

This Friday, October 5 is our annual Walk-A-Thon!! All donations are due this Friday. 

 

Home Run Inn:

On October 4th, Home Run Inn on 109th and Western will be donating 40% of their profits to Clissold! This is a great way to support Clissold and not have to worry about dinner! 

 

Progress Reports:

Progress Reports will be sent with your child on Friday, October 5th. Please continue to monitor your child's grades on Parent Portal. 

 

Parent Portal Pins:

On Friday, I passed out Parent Portal Pins letters to every child. This letter contains your child's CPS ID and PIN. 

 

Math:

This week we begin Topic 2: Add and Subtract Decimals to the Hundredths. In this topic, your child will develop proficiency in adding and subtracting decimals. These skills will enable your student to solve mathematical and real-world problems efficiently. These skills will also help your student estimate sums and differences in order to determine the reasonableness of solutions. 

 

Below is a game you can play with your child to develop their understanding of our upcoming Math Topic. 

Rolling Decimals
Materials: 
1 number cube (labeled 1–6) 

Step 1 Roll a number cube five times. Use the digits rolled to write two decimal numbers, such as 2.3 and 42.5. 

Step 2 Write an addition sentence and a subtraction sentence using the two decimal numbers. For example, 2.3 + 42.5 and 42.5 - 2.3. Subtract the lesser decimal from the greater decimal. 

Step 3 Estimate the answer to each problem. For example, you might round 42.5 to 43 and 2.3 to 2, and then perform the operations. Use a calculator or paper and pencil to find the actual answer for each problem. Compare the actual answers with your estimates. 

Step 4 Take turns creating numbers and estimating the sum and difference of the numbers. Then, play this game together: Choose an estimation goal, such as 100 or 25.5. Write an addition sentence or a subtraction sentence with two decimal numbers that will result in a number as close to the estimate as possible. 

 

Science:

Students will be given a Study Guide and time in class to review the main topics covered over the last 4 weeks. 302 students will take their science assessment on Wednesday. 301 students will take their assessment on Thursday. 

Update: October 8, 2018

Thank you for supporting our annual Walk-A-Thon! 

 

Below are some highlights of our upcoming week. 

 

Math:

This week we wrap up our unit on adding and subtracting decimals, with students taking their end of Topic 2 Assessment on Friday. 

 

IXL Math:

IXL Math has recently created an app for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle devices.  IXL Mobile apps  Students are expected to complete at least 10 minutes of IXL Math practice a night.  Below are the topics on IXL that will reinforce math skills from the week.

    1. G.4 Place values in decimal numbersG.7 Round decimalsH.4 Add and subtract decimals: word problems
    2. H.3 Add and subtract decimal numbers
    3. G.5 Convert decimals between standard and expanded form
    4.  

Science:

This week, we begin our new science unit, Structure, and Properties of Matter. Throughout this unit, your child will learn elements and their combinations account for the different types of matter in the world, all matter is made of atoms. Each element is made of one kind of atom and that the elements are organized in the periodic table by their chemical properties. Finally, the differences in chemical and physical properties of substances are used to separate mixtures and identify compounds, and changes in matter are due to heating, cooling, and mixing. 

 

National Stop Bullying Day:

Tuesday, October 9th is National Stop Bullying Day. Students can wear an orange shirt with their school pants. 

 

Progress Reports:

Progress Reports were distributed on Friday. Please return the bottom portion of the Progress Report signed on Tuesday. 

 

Parent Portal: 

Please continue to monitor your child's grades and reach out to me with any questions/concerns.

 

School Fee:

School fees can be paid online on our school website. www.clissold-school.org

 

Upcoming Events:

October 8:  No School - Columbus Day

October 9: National Stop Bullying Day: Students can wear an orange shirt. 

October 15: PTA/LSC Meeting - 6 pm - 8 pm.

October 19: Picture Day!

October 26: FOC: Out of Uniform Day ($2.00 for participation)

                          PTA: Fun Lunch - more information coming.