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5th Grade Teamletter




Mrs. Ames:  This week we have started Unit 7 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers.  This week we are working on adding and subtracting fractions and putting our answers in lowest terms or as a mixed number.  Next week we will work on adding/subtracting mixed numbers with simplified answers.



Mr. Kelly:  We will be having a Chapter 14 test on Friday the 24th.



Mrs. Sullenger and Mr. Stewart:  This week, the students took over the role of the instructor. With a group, they created, presented and assessed a lesson from Chapter 13. Next week, we will begin Chapter 14 which deals with the building of an empire and reforms that took place. Students will need to bring in a wire hanger for a project beginning Thursday 3/2/17.



Mrs. Carter:  Students have finished Part 1 of Maniac Magee and are starting Part 2. They will be working on new vocabulary, writing a sequence of events, and answering questions with evidence from the text. We are also researching for Genius Hour. This is an independent research project. Free Reading continues.

Mrs. Greger: Students are reading Maniac Magee. Students are also researching for their Genius Hour projects.  Ask your child what his/her project is.  Genius Hour allows students to explore their own passions and creativity in the classroom.  It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Students will work on their Genius Hour projects in the classroom 1 day a week, but they may also work at home.



Mrs. Greger:  Essays were due Tuesday. Students did a wonderful job on these. Now students are learning about adverbs in Unit 6 of the textbook. Students should be ready for the test next week.

Mr. Kelly:  They started their Jumble Stories.  They will be due on Wed. the 1st.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills and worked on completing spreadsheet activities. This is the last week we will be working on the choice board. All students should have completed at least 54 of the activities. 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 start on the Sheets Post Assessment.

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