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5th Grade Teamletter




Mr. Kelly:  We just finished our unit on division.  We will be starting the first of two units on decimals on Monday.  Please continue practicing your multiplication facts.  We aren't done with them.



Ms. Scaggs:  The students will get the cell quiz back on Monday.  We will continue to cover Chapter 1 and explore some human body systems.  There will be no test yet in Science.  



Ms. Scaggs:  Students were given a study guide this week on Wednesday.  We will continue to review for the test over Chapter 8 this week and next.  The test will probably be Tuesday, Nov. 4 or possibly Wednesday.  We also have a Veterans poster project coming up.  I will be discussing this with the students.  We hope they can interview a family member or friend that is a veteran.  

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week we finished chapter eight and had the test today (10-30-14). Our next chapter will be over the Revolutionary War. Please have your student begin thinking about a Veteran that they know and can interview for an upcoming project. More information will be sent home on Monday (11-3-14).



Mr. Kelly:  The students are finishing up their Tall Tales for Monday.  After that, we will be writing letters that deal with Ellis Island, and starting the sentences unit next week.



Mrs. Carter:  Students have been researching Ellis Island in preparation for a narrative letter they will write for an essay competition from the Daughters of the American Revolution. We have spent a lot of time researching this and students have a lot of interesting information. We will finish up our research next week and they will begin writing their letter in Language class. Also next week, we will begin a new novel, The Kid Who Ran for President. We will spend time learning about the Presidency and the Bill of Rights as we read this novel.

Mrs. Greger:  Students are learning about immigration in America through Ellis Island.  We have looked at videos and are reading information.  Students will then write a letter to a “cousin” telling about their experiences. This will be in Language.  Next students will read The Kid Who Ran for President.



Mrs. Greger:  Students are now learning about tall tales, a uniquely American form of folklore.  Rough drafts of students’ tall tales are due today.  Final copies will be due next week. Next we will learn about sentences in Unit 1 of the textbook.



Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Keyboarding Online for Kids, finished a diagram in Microsoft Word that included text and pictures and learned how to upload it into Google Drive.

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. The goal for 5th grade is 25wpm by the end of the year. I can tell which students are really putting in extra time and effort on mastering their skills as it shows in the assessment. Keyboarding is a lifelong skill that students need to become proficient at and the only way to do it is by practicing.  Next week we will be continuing to practice keyboarding and start on spreadsheets.

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