December 11-15

Upcoming Events:

December 19th is the our Christmas program.

December 20th will be our Christmas party and a half day of school.

 

Math:

Our Number Corner this focused on quadrilaterals. We are investigating their characteristics and their relationship to one another.

With our Calendar Collector, we are creating a scatter plot and line plots with data we collected about out height and foot length.

Our main focus this month is reviewing addition and subtraction of fractions and decimal.

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November 27-December 1

Upcoming Events:

December 1st: Quantum Focused Friday

December 7th: Adopted Family items are due.

Math:

We are working with quadrilateral this month in Number Corner. We will also be creating a line plot and scatter graph of our height and foot length.

We will continue to review adding and subtracting fractions, but this week we will move into decimals.

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November 6-10

Upcoming Events:

This week is the Book Fair. Students may shop on Monday during our library time, before school each day, or with our class after the Thanksgiving lunch on Friday. The book fair will also be open until 6:00 on Tuesday November 7 for Friends and Family Night.

The annual Thanksgiving lunch is this Friday November 10th. Our lunch time will be at 12:25. (That is 55 minutes later that our usual lunch time.) Family is welcome to come and eat with us.

Math:

We are working with quadrilateral this month in Number Corner. We will also be creating a line plot and scatter graph of our height and foot length.

We are also working on adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators.

 

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October 30-November 3

Upcoming Events:

Friday will be the Quantum Focused Friday and Warrior Walk Assembly.

 

Reminders:

The Drops assignment is a daily assignment and is graded weekly. Students are encouraged to have their parents check it prior to our time in class.

Math:

We are working with money and clock models to understand addition and subtraction of fractions better.

Number Corner:

We are still working with ordered pairs, types of triangles, and transformations of these triangles.

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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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