5th Grade Teamletter
March 06, 2014
Exciting News! On Monday, fifth graders will begin Money in the Bank!
Everyone should have information about this project in his or her checked paper folders today. Please be sure to read the packet, sign the appropriate section, and return it tomorrow. Students who return this signature tomorrow will receive a Jolly Rancher.
We thank the National Bank of Petersburg for donating supplies for this quarter-long project.
Miss Reed: This week in math students were introduced to our 4th quarter incentive program called Money in the Bank. Students will come home with information about this on Friday. Next week, we will review adding and subtracting mixed numbers. We will also have a small celebration next Friday for Pi Day (March 14)!
Mrs. Ames: This week students have been investigating with magnets. We pulled iron out of cereal and investigated polar ends of magnets. We have also discussed balanced and unbalanced forces this week.
Mrs. Scaggs: We have been investigating forces in Chapter 18, sections 1 and 2. This has allowed for several labs on Friction, Magnetism and Newtons. We will have a test over these sections next Tuesday or Wednesday. Thank you to everyone that donated stamps to mail our letters about protecting the Mahomet Aquifer.
Miss Reed: This week students continued working with their partners to finish a small project on inventors. They presented their posters and oral presentations on Thursday and Friday. Next week we will begin chapter 14. There will not be a test on this chapter until after Spring Break.
Mrs. Scaggs: We have covered Chapter 13, sections 1, 2, and 3. We will test over only these sections next Tuesday. The test was moved back due to the altered schedule and ISAT testing.
Mrs. Throckmorton: J We helped set a world’s record for “Read the Most from Coast to Coast”. Last year’s record was 4,409,622 ARP tests on one day, and this year’s total was 4, 987,949! I will be posting the extra credit points over the next few days.
As you know, this is ISAT Week, and students have been working hard to do their best on the tests. We had one reading test with multiple-choice questions and two tests with multiple choice and extended response (essay writing) questions. In technology class, students also worked on their business card activity for Lawn Boy.
The March reading assignment activity will be designing a newspaper page for their book, and it will be due no later than March 31. Please note the requirements on the cover page of the project packet.
Miss Reed and Mrs. Throckmorton: We are nearly finished writing our persuasive essays, and all essays should be typed and ready to hand in tomorrow. Next week, we will review pronouns and the other parts of speech that we’ve discussed this year. After that, we will move on to something totally new: prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions.
Miss Reed and Mrs. Throckmorton: Due to ISAT Week, we did not have spelling.
Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using a keyboarding online game, took a Keyboarding Assessment (timing), did Speak Like a Geek presentations, and finished typing a block letter to a Senator or Representative about aquifers. Here is my website where students can go to practice keyboarding at home or access a variety of other web links that we use during school - http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade. Next week we will be continuing to practice keyboarding and will be learning how to create a business card using Microsoft Word.