The past two weeks have gone by so quickly! Boy do we have such a lovely group of kids this year! I’m just checking in to make sure everything is going well on your end.
In math we are working with ratios and equivalent ratios to solve ratio word problems. Everyone has been doing really well when they’re not overthinking what the problem is simply asking. There have been some difficult questions that have challenged all of our thinking! Wow! Keep up the great work.
We are transitioning into our matter unit for science. There are going to be lots of exciting lessons coming up! Keep checking in with your child to see what they are working on in class. Probe to get more than the typical “it’s ok” response! We’re starting with molecular structure of solids, liquids, and gases.
In writing we are diving into personal narratives. Especially this week, we are discussing a time when we were challenged.
While in reading we are working with complex text surrounding human rights to discover difficult vocabulary and summarize our reading. I’m excited to see our vocabulary learned being used in other subjects!
Please note the Fall Festival is coming upon us quickly, Friday, October 23rd. Ms. Barston, Mr. Roberts, and I need your help! 5th grade is responsible for the candy apples and the haunted house. Which are really only successful with people like YOU! So please let me know if you can help set up during the day on October 23rd, if you can help collect tickets during the festival, if you can help take down after the fall festival, or if you can donate caramel apples. If you have any ideas to improve the haunted house, please help us! Ms. Bartson and I have an idea for a kiddie area for the smaller kids and the big area for the 5th graders to be in charge of that night.
PS. We learned the hard way about not having a smoke machine! Sorry about last year…
As always let me know if you need anything or have questions/concerns.
Thanks so much!
5th Grade Rm. 202