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5th Grade Teamletter

 

 

MATH

Mr. Kelly:  We started our multiplication unit Monday.  We are going over multiple digit times multiple digit. Some students are struggling because they don't know their basic multiplication facts.  Please work with your child, so they can master their basic facts, to help make the process of multiple digit multiplication easier.

 

SCIENCE

Ms. Scaggs:  We have begun Chapter 14, matter, atoms, phases and properties.  This will be a big area of study with lots of quizzes and labs.  We have a quiz this Friday on atoms parts and their properties.  There will be a quiz next week over some elements and their symbols.  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY

Ms. Scaggs:  We have started to work on group presentations over sections of Chapter four.  The students have learned how to save pictures and information on Google drive with their email log in.  We will begin to present these late next week.  

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week we finished chapter one with a test on Tuesday 9/16. Out next unit will be over colonies. This unit will be modeled much differently than the first. Instead of reading from the textbook and doing worksheets, we will be completing a couple of activities. Please ask your students for updates. 

 

READING

Mrs. Greger:  We continue to read the novel, The Lawn Boy. Students are learning to answer questions in complete sentences and to be sure to use evidence from the book to support their thoughts.  Students also are practicing writing summaries of the chapters.

 

GRAMMAR

Mr. Kelly:  We are taking a test over nouns on Friday.  Next week we will be moving on to our verbs unit.  We will only have grammar twice next week, due to the fact that we have Stanford testing Tues., Wed., and Thurs.

 

LANGUAGE

Mrs. Greger:  Last week we reviewed all 8 parts of speech.  Students are learning about nouns in Unit 2 of the textbook.  The test for nouns is tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19.  Next week students will learn about uses of commas.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master, discussed Troublshooting problems and solutions along with Shortkeys and played a game to reinforce these solutions. Students currently have a homework assignment in their email that is due to me by September 26th at 3:00.  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 continue keyboarding and  learn about the various drives on the computer (including how to use a flash drive).

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