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5th Grade Teamletter




Ms. Scaggs: We will continue to do some Labs involving water.  We will also investigate more pollution issues and what we can do.  Late next week we will begin Chapter 18 on Forces.  


Ms. Scaggs:  We will wrap up Chapter 13 early next week, no test.  Chapter 14 will start next week and lead us into WWI.  

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week, the students worked in small groups to read and complete a packet on chapter thirteen. Next week, we will begin chapter fourteen and discuss how the United States built its empire, progressive reforms and WWI.



Mrs. Greger:  Students completed an argument essay about the idea of adding edible insects to the menu of a fictional restaurant. Next students will start Unit 7- Prepositions in the textbook.   



Mrs. Carter:  Students are researching for Genius Hour. We are only at the research stage - NO other work should be occurring.  We are also researching the Holocaust in preparation of reading Number the Stars. Students are creating books about various topics related to the Holocaust. So far, we have researched and prepared pages on general Hitler information and ghettos. Next week, we will learn about concentration camps.

Mrs. Greger:  Students are learning about WWII, Hitler and the Holocaust in preparation for reading Number the Stars.  Students have also begun research for their weekly Genius Hour projects.  Genius Hour is every Wednesday.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master, took a timing, and discussed the power of words when using the internet. It is very important that students understand that what you say (or type) cannot be erased.  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 work on some advanced topics using Google Documents.

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