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5th Grade Teamletter



Mrs. Ames:  Students are working on dividing decimals.  Earlier this week we divided decimal numbers by whole numbers.  Today we started working with dividing decimal numbers by decimal numbers.  We will continue practicing division of decimal numbers through next week. Students will take a quiz over dividing decimals on Monday, Jan 23rd.



Mr. Kelly:  We finished Ch. 10 on Wed. the 11th, and will start Ch. 13 on Tues. the 17th.



Mrs. Sullenger and Mr. Stewart This week, the students learned about and discussed slavery and the Underground Railroad. Some also took part in a Reader’s Theater. To finish the week, the students researched different routes of the Underground Railroad and created a quilt square to symbolize a location along the route in Illinois. Next week, we will discuss the beginning of the Civil War. Students will also be assigned a project to go along with our trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Friday 1/20/17.



Mrs. Carter:  Students are finishing a final project using iMovie to educate others about what we have learned about Happiness. We will also start discussing Genius Hour. This is an independent research project. Free Reading continues.

Mrs. Greger:  Students have read about segregation and civil rights to prepare to read the novel Maniac Magee. We will begin this novel next week.



Mrs. Greger:  Students are learning about pronouns in Unit 4 of the textbook.  The Unit test is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18.  Next students will practice expository writing.

Mr. Kelly:  We will be having a Pronouns Test on Thurs. the 19th.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills, received Choice Board for Sheets and started working on the first assignment. Students will be responsible for completing 4 of the 6 assignments on the Choice board by February 23rd. Any time students want to practice their keyboarding or any skills we do during technology they can access my webpage at http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade.  Next week we will continue with keyboarding and continue to work on Spreadsheet assignments.

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