Thank You!! A huge thank you to our fabulous Walker Creek Cabin Leaders: Emily Viola, Karen Beale, Chris Povio, John Cooper, and Greg Maddox. They spent 22 hours a day with our students at camp, keeping them safe and on track. As far as I'm concerned, they've earned their angel wings!
Upcoming Dates 4/9-4/13: Spring breakWednesday 4/18, 7:30am - 8:15am: Family Life Parent Ed. Meeting in Bel Aire library (Wednesday) 4/24: SBAC Language arts testing 4/25: SBAC Language arts testing 4/26: SBAC Language arts testing
June 14th:End of year 5th Grade Celebration! When: 11:00 am, MPR: What: Slideshow (11:00am), Student Speeches (11:20am), Sing-a-Long (11:45am) Finish with a clap-out for the 5th graders. Parents Welcome!
Family Life Weeks of May 14 and May 21 student ed. Parent Meeting: Wednesday, April 18 7:30am in the Bel Aire library
Sample Scope and Sequence: Day 1 - Introduction, Ground Rules, Board of Directors Day 2 - Puberty Introduction and Hygiene Day 3 - Puberty Boys with video Day 4 - Puberty Girls with video Day 5 - Reproduction/Anatomy Day 6 - Pregnancy: Nine Month Journey Video Day 7- Twins Day 8 - Refusal skills/Aides Day 9 - Breakout session - boys/girls
Reading This month students will begin a unit called Conflicts That Shaped a Nation. They will focus on: • Drawing inferences from the text •Comparing points of view •Identifying key events & summarizing *Students will also take practice tests in preparation for state testing.
Writing Students are currently working on Artist Reports and building their informational writing skills. They are taking notes, and will soon create t-charts and start writing the rough and final draft of their artist biographies. Students will also write a two-paragraph letter to their artist and complete a bibliography.
Math We will be completing our last unit, Module 6, this month and starting SBAC review GEOMETROCITY: Building a city with math. This is a real world investigation where kids get to design and build a city using geometry, maps and more. We’ll be inviting you to a viewing later in the month.
Social Studies States & Capitals As part of 5th grade social studies curriculum, students are expected to learn all of the 50 states and capitals by the end of the year. They should be able to: • Identify each state on a blank map •Name the corresponding capital for each state. •We will begin learning about the first region (the west) on April 23rd.
Science We are currently learning about vascular plants. Students conducted an experiment to see how celery, a plant, can get water if it does not have roots.They will learn about classification and leaf identification as well as about photosynthesis and cellular respiration.