Hello 5th grade families!
Wow, have we been busy! I apologize for it taking me so long to send out another weekly update. We have been working hard over in room 116! Thank you for being understanding. Also (side note)- thank you to the families that graciously donated books to our classroom library during the Scholastic Book Fair last week. I feel so blessed that you thought of our growing library! The kids were SUPER excited! Thank you again!
In math, we have been working hard on the first two subtopics of our Place Value unit. Our first section covers a review of place value though the millions and decimal place value through the thousandths. We have also discussed the relationship between place values. We are also working on powers of ten and writing numbers in exponential form and using scientific notation. I was hoping for a test before camp next week, but it is looking like that will be happening the week after camp (for sure). We will be aiming to test the last week of October (most likely 10/29). The test itself will be 20 questions, and we always spend at least two full days reviewing together as well as going over a review packet that I will send home. The review is always exactly like the test, aside from the numbers in the questions being changed.
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In language arts, we have been loving participating in the Global Read Aloud! We have been learning so much every day! Each day we read a few chapters from our book, Fish in a Tree, and we have discussions about what we have read. We are also going to be continuing making connections with other classrooms across the country. On Thursdays (this started today), we began our virtual literature circles with our 5th grade friends in Missouri using a discussion tool called TodaysMeet. It was a lot of fun! If you haven't already, check out the 'pictures' tab on Msdamicosclass.weebly.com to see our pictures from Mystery Skype! We are also going to be getting back into word work, starting next week. This will be completely done in class. We will be reviewing syllable patterns, vowel sounds, and other important word work concepts that the students have previously worked on in fourth grade. This is great practice and can continue to strengthen fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension skills. Lastly, we are loving our Kidblogs! Parents, don't be afraid to leave us some comments- some of the posts are public! All you have to do is type in your name when leaving a comment.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, and Go GREEN! :)