October 16-20

Upcoming Events:

Warrior Walk Money is due October 17th.

Report Cards will be going home on October 18th.

The STEAM Focused Friday that was scheduled for October 20th has been rescheduled for October 27th. This means that we will have our STEAM activities during the morning, and our fall parties and parade will begin at 2:00. Our lessons will be until 1:35, so preparations for the parade will follow.

 

Notices:

Students have been notified that “NO NAME” papers will be thrown away beginning this quarter. Many unclaimed “NO NAME” papers were still remaining at the end of the quarter.

More important:  Missing and Late assignments have been a problem for about 25% of the fifth graders. Zeros have been put into the grade calculations for any remaining assignments from the first quarter that were not completed.

This quarter, 20 points will be deducted from assignments that are late. Students are expected to use the time they are given in class in Mrs. Pursley’s room (30 minutes daily) or study hall to complete assignments. Any assignment that isn’t complete at the end of the day is to be taken home and finished.

 

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September 25-29

Upcoming Events:

Warrior Walk t-shirts will go home on this Wednesday. Our class color is purple.

Warrior Walk is this Friday. Our lunch that day is from 11:35-12:00 (Only 5 minutes later than usual.) We will attend the opening ceremony from 12:10-12:30, and our race time is from 2:00-2:30.

Reminders:

Students remember to have your parents check your Drops assignment, and correct it afterwards. One section is a grade each week.

Number Corner:

We will conclude our carrot experiment this week. All classes have recorded that mass of a large and small carrot and graphed those results. In addition, we are getting faster at translating 3D pictures into a 2D picture.

Math lesson:

Our work will continue with strategies for multiplying larger numbers.

 

 

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September 18-22

Upcoming Events:

September 18th- Parent/ Teacher Conferences ( No school for students)

September 22nd- Warrior Walk Kick off

Drops assignments- These are assigned weekly. They are a spiral review of skills students should have already mastered.

  • Students are responsible for completing one section a day. A label on the left side of the page will let students know what section to complete each day.
  • Students should not use a calculator to do this assignment, because state testing later in the year has portions that will not allow students to use calculators.
  • Students have been encouraged to have their parents check each section and correct any incorrect answers. Parents are welcome to use calculators.
  • Students are certainly allowed to work ahead each week.
  • Beginning in September, I began grading one section each week as a daily grade. Obviously, if your child is paying attention when we correct it in class and correcting this with a parent nightly, this weekly grade should be a good one.

Math Lessons are centered around area, volume, and multiplication strategies for larger numbers.

Number Corner this Month:

Our calendar grid will center on different views of a structure. We will investigate the front, top, and side views of a structure to determine which structure the views are depicting.

Our calendar collector will investigate a large carrot and a small carrot. We will begin measuring their masses and recording the information on a coordinate grid. This will create a double line graph demonstrating what has occurred.

 

 

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September 11-15

Upcoming Events and Need to Know:

STEAM Focus Friday on September 15th

Progress Reports went home on Friday September 8 in the Friday folders.

The online version of the science textbook is no longer available; therefore, students will be bringing their science textbooks home this week. PLEASE KEEP IT AT HOME UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Students will use one at school for their classroom discussions and classwork.

Math:

We will begin measuring the mass of our carrots this week and recording the results on a coordinate grid. In addition, we will begin building structures to investigate the front, side and top views.

Our investigation of area and volume will continue as well as multiplication strategies.

 

 

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September 4-8, 2017

Upcoming Events:

The Focused Friday assembly is rescheduled for September 8th at 1:15-2:00.

Goodies with Grands is scheduled for September 8th at 2:00-3:00.

***REMEMBER- MRS. DILLON WILL BEING GRADING ONE SECTION OF THE DROPS ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK. PLEASE HAVE IT CHECKED AND CORRECTED WITH YOUR PARENT.****

 

Number Corner this Month:

Our calendar grid will center on different views of a structure. We will investigate the front, top, and side views of a structure to determine which structure the views are depicting.

Our calendar collector will investigate a large carrot and a small carrot. We will begin measuring their masses and recording the information on a coordinate grid. This will create a double line graph demonstrating what has occurred.

Math Lessons:

We are focused on volume and area. In addition, we are working on various ways to write a math equation. Multiplication strategies are being reviewed.

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August 28 -September 1

Upcoming events:

Focused Friday event on Character Education is this Friday.

The focus for this month is on honesty and integrity. We will have an assembly on Friday, and all students are encourage to wear the color black as the color of the month.

 

Math lessons this week will continue to focus on area and volume and review strategies on addition and subtraction.

Please see the tab above for expectations and grading.

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August 14-18, 2017

Upcoming Events:

Monday (August 14th)  Parent Night/ Open House- This is from 6:00-7:00PM. Please meet in your child’s homeroom.

Thursday (August 17th) Picture Day- This will the picture that will be used in our yearbook.

Friday (August 18th)- NEW EVENT THIS YEAR- Focused Friday- This is a STEAM event. Our related arts schedule and blocks will be shortened to allow us to do STEM/STEAM related activities in the afternoon.

 

Reminders: Students have the opportunity for a snack time daily. This is a working snack time (around 9:30). Please send only healthy snacks.

 

Math this week:

  • We will continue to practice our procedures and instruction on organization.
  • Expectations about assignments will continue to expand.
  • Number Corner activities will continue to expand our ideas of equations with various ways to represent a pictorial representation.
  • Common math vocabulary will be reviewed.

 

You can expect to see the following math assignments coming home:

1st -Drops assignments- These are assigned weekly. They are a spiral review of skills students should have already mastered.

  • Students are responsible for completing one section a day. A label on the left side of the page will let students know what section to complete each day.
  • Students should not use a calculator to do this assignment, because state testing later in the year has portions that will not allow students to use calculators.
  • Students have been encouraged to have their parents check each section and correct any incorrect answers. Parents are welcome to use calculators.
  • Students are certainly allowed to work ahead each week.
  • Beginning in September, I will grade one section each week as a daily grade. Obviously, if your child is paying attention when we correct it in class and correcting this with a parent nightly, this weekly grade should be a good one.

2nd – Accelerated Math-

  • These assignments will vary in length from 10 problems to 30 problems. The length of the assignment will be based on the difficulty of the skill and the needs of the student.
  • One of these assignments will be recorded as a daily grade each week. Students who score below an 80% on this weekly assignment may correct it at home for extra credit points.
  • Extra Accelerated Math assignments may be completed each week for extra credit points.

3rd – Seatwork-

  • Students can expect one to two of these assignments per week.
  • These are not optional. Some will be taken as a grade; whereas, others will just be for practice of a skill.

4th – Quizzes-

  • These will be given occasionally to test a specific skill or small set of skills.
  • These will be taken as a grade.

5th – Tests-

  • These are rarely given; however, advanced warning will be given prior to any math tests.

 

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