*This week, we continued our third unit on American Sports with our focus question being “why are sports important in American Culture?” Students participated in a reading of informational texts, identifying the author’s opinion and supporting evidence.
We continued our Young Ameritowne unit this week. We learned how to write deposit slips, checks, and record those things into a check book register.
5th Grade Math:
*We ended our 3rd unit of fractions. Students finished their end of unit tests today.
6th Grade Math:
*We reviewed 6th grade math skills this week to discuss the conceptual “Why” understanding of multiplication of positive and negative numbers and division of fractions. When we return from break, we will begin our Expressions and Equations unit.
*We began a unit on argumentative writing. Students will be learning how to express the facts, their feelings, and compromises of arguments. We will continue this unit upon our return from break.
Reading over Break! All students should be reading a minimum of 900 minutes over break for our Read-A-Thon. Of course more minutes are welcome. If you lost the Read-A-Thon Reading log, please log the minutes in a way that makes sense to you. Also Anne Spires-Delong came by the room with ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) of books from the Tattered Cover Book store. The attached PDF are the students that chose to pick up a book to read. Please ensure these are read and the notecard is filled out when we return from break. Your child may keep the book too.
- Bit.ly/5thvolunteer: Don't forget to sign up for volunteer options in 5th grade! (Ameritowne Interviews 1/26)
- READATHON- Goal books went home with your child in Thursday Folders yesterday. Our class goal is for every child to read AT LEAST 90 minutes a day for 10 days over Winter Break. Please record your minutes on the log. IF you misplace the log, then just create one that records the minutes your child read.
- School is back in session Monday January 8th 2018
Have a fantastic break and I will see you in the new year.
Edison Elementary School
5th Grade – Room 202