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5th Grade Teamletter




Mr. Kelly:  We will be finishing Math next Wednesday to give way to bridge building.  We will be finishing with ratios.



Mrs. Scaggs:  We have begun to discuss truss bridges and look at types of designs.  Students will be drawing up blueprints to scale that they will use to build their truss bridges.  There will be specific dimensions that must be followed in order for the bridges to be tested.  Students will be building their bridges during the day on May 12, 13, and 16.  We will test most of the bridges on May 17 in the afternoon. 



Mrs. Scaggs:  We have learned about the Vietnam War Era.  We will spend time learning about 9/11.

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week the students learned about The Cold War, The Korean War and The Vietnam War.  Next week, we will discuss the Gulf War and 9/11. Due to bridge building, the last day of 5th grade S.S. will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 and the students will need a paper towel roll that day.



Mrs. Greger:  Students have finished reading Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli.  They will now be completing a final project based on this novel.  Tuesday was the last Genius Hour workday.  Presentations begin next Friday.



Mrs. Greger:  We continue to learn about poetry.  Students will write several kinds of poems and incorporate several literary techniques including personification, repetition, simile and metaphor.

Mr. Kelly:  We are finishing our Poetry Unit on Wednesday the 11th.  Bridge building starts Thursday the 12th.  They will be building bridges all day the 12th, 13th, and 16th.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills, took the End of Year 5th Grade Tech Assessment, and played games on Konnect Kids. Any time students want to practice their keyboarding or skills we do during technology they can access my webpage at http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade.  Next week we will be keyboarding, take a final timing, complete a blank keyboard assessment and discuss how the year went. The week of May 9th will be our last week of tech.

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