May 11: Deadline to turn in artwork for all school art fair May 14-29: Family Life May 15: Math SBAC May 16: Hawaiian Day (bring max of $10 for bake sale and games) May 17: Math SBAC May 22: 5th graders visit Del Mar May 24: Open House 6-7:30pm (start in class, then outside for music presentation) May 30: Spring Sing: 8:30am for parents June 5-8: Dive Deep Week June 12: Bowling Field Trip 10:30-1, followed by lunch and yearbook signing June 13: Field Day June 13: 5th grade Variety Show 8:30 a.m. June 14: Last Day dismissal 1:35, 5th grade celebration 11-12 in the MPR ALL are welcome
Math We have completed the 6 modules in the Eureka curriculum. Currently, we are preparing for the upcoming Math SBAC assessments with targeted review practice in each standard. Students are also taking ‘practice’ math SBAC tests to review the multi-step procedures. After the SBAC testing, students will be constructing a 3-D city structure using geometric shapes. This project, called ‘Geometrocity’, is done in cooperative groups.
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 the state on a blank map •Name the corresponding capital for each state. •Know the bordering countries and Oceans •Know the U.S. Capital •Know the 5 Great Lakes
Science Mrs. McDonald's plant unit will conclude this Friday. They began by locating and classifying leaves. Students recently completed an experiment on vascular plants where they are studying xylem, phloem, and vascular bundles while comparing plant and animal systems. Ask your child what happened during the ‘celery experiment’. Students are also learning about what living yeast needs to be activated.
Beginning Monday, students will be with Mr. Remmers for Family Life. The schedule for that is as follows: Monday, 5/14: 12:55pm - 1:45pm Tuesday, 5/15: 12:55pm - 1:45pm Wednesday, 5/16: 10:30am - 11:20am Friday, 5/18: 11:20am - 12:10pm
Writing:Students are completing their informational biography on their artist. They are writing a paragraph on the artist’s early life, personal life, and professional life. They will also be creating a bibliography to show where they have gathered their research. Additionally, they will act as an art critic and write a letter to the artist where they are critiquing their work. Finally, they will write poetry and continue to write persuasive pieces for an upcoming Blog.