Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00

Decking the Halls for December Learning

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We’re looking forward to a busy month in 5th grade this December. As a school we will be participating in the Advent Program on December 13th and having class Christmas parties on December 18th. There are also 3 dress down days this month. December 3rd is a free dress down. December 11th and December 17th cost $1. In Religion all class are talking about Advent and how it helps us reflect on our lives as we prepare to welcome Jesus at Christmas. This ties in nicely to our chapters on choosing to love and making good choices. Math is preparing for our 7th test over lessons 30-35. We are also talking about fractions and mixed numbers, division strategies, classifying more shapes, and lots more arithmetic and geometry to bring us to a pause before Christmas break. Students have been doing lots of hard work so far and should be proud of what they have learned. In Reading we will finish 2 more lessons before break. We will take all tests over Lesson 11 on December 11th. Then, we will take vocab and spelling tests over Lesson 12 the week of December 14th. Students will be focusing on Reference materials, cause and effect, fact and opinion, and using text evidence to support inferences in these lessons. In writing our primary focus is our research papers. These will be due on Dec. 17th. Since this is the first time students are doing internal citations, bibliographies, and doing the full research writing process we will be breaking it into several check points. A sheet with all due dates and requirements was handed out to students already and should be recorded in their planner as well. Please continue to practice math facts and encourage your student to read regularly. As always let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
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