We have lots going on this week! We have a special guest coming on Tuesday from the Yellowstone Art Museum to do a "art suitcase presentation" and on Thursday we have Hooked On Fishing. Please remember to send a plain, cotton t-shirt with your child by Thursday for our t-shirt making project.
Math: We are finishing up our work with decimals and moving on to a bit of geometry this week. We will be classifying polygons, including quadrilaterals and triangles. Even though we are moving on from decimals for now, we will continue to circle back to these concepts, as we do with other concepts we've learned throughout the year.
ELA: We are reading more expository text and working on finding text evidence to support our findings in text. Main idea is also a key idea in our reading. Students are working hard to determine the main idea of informational text as well as pointing out key details.
Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the 13 original colonies. Students are working with small groups and are going to create a model blueprint of their own colonial community.
Science: The students are starting work with inputs and outputs with their robot "computer brains" and they're working on designing a toy!
Writing: We are working on expository writing. This week, your student will be writing a paragraph about 3 fun weekend activities. He or she will be working at home on this on Google Classroom. The paragraph is due Thursday.
Hello Everyone! Here's what's happening this week!
Math: We are continuing to work on decimal division this week. Now, we are learning how to divide by a decimal number. So, we have decimals in our dividend, divisor, and quotient!
ELA: We continue to focus on finding main idea and key details in expository writing. We are also working on finding text evidence to support our findings in our reading. Being able to quote accurately from text is very important, especially with expository text!
Writing: We just finished our big Explorer Essays, and we continue to work on expository writing. Ask your student about the three best activities to do in the snow! Later this week, we'll be creating a paragraph about great weekend activities. We are working on strong organization and good, quality details in our writing.
Social Studies: We just started our new 13 Colonies unit! Students will be learning about the lives of the early European settlers of the 13 original colonies.
Science: Students are working with Mrs. Eagle on Project Lead the Way robots!
The BPS 5th grade art reception night will be on Thursday, February 1st from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Yellowstone Art Museum. The exhibition will be up from January 20 – February 25. Please join us in celebrating our 5th grade artists!
Hello Everyone! We have a lot going on this week, so I'll just get right to it!
A FreshSchools reminder went out today, but I'll post here too: we are doing NWEA testing this week on Tuesday and Friday. Please do your best to have your child at school, and make sure your child gets a good sleep and a good breakfast! It really does make a difference!
The Geography Bee is Tuesday, January 9 at 8:30 am. Good luck to Kaden and Parker as they compete to represent Arrowhead at the county Geography Bee!
It looks like we may be getting some more snow this week. Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed. Students are not allowed to play in the field or on the playground equipment unless they have boots, and if temperatures get really cold, students must have a winter coat in order to play outside at recess. We want to make sure everyone at Arrowhead is safe!
Math: We are starting decimal division this week! Students should also be practicing math facts at home each night, either with flash cards or on Xtra Math.
ELA: This week we are reading fantasy stories and continuing to work on determining theme for the stories we read. We are also writing expository paragraphs. Ask your child about his/her "snow play" paragraph!
Social Studies: Students are working on their Expository Explorer Essays. We are making sentence strips and writing our rough drafts this week. Then we will work on revising and editing.
Science: Students have begun to work with the robots for Project Lead the Way!
Happy New Year, and welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a nice break!
A couple reminders:
Please make sure that, in this cold and snowy weather, your child dresses appropriately for outdoor recess each day. Students should come to school prepared to go out each day, unless we have sub-zero temperatures or wind chills. While students in 5th grade are sometimes too "cool" to wear cold weather gear to school, it is still very important! Boots are required at recess if students want to play off the blacktop area (field, monkey bars, etc), and coats are a must as well! I'll do my best to make sure students are bringing their cold weather gear home each day too!
Please make sure you are looking at your child's planner each day. We write what we did that day, and we write homework too. Additionally, please sign your child's planner ONLY if he/she did reading and math fact practice. They are responsible for these tasks each day, Monday through Thursday. If they don't finish their homework, they walk during part of recess on Fridays.
What's Happening in 5th Grade?
Math: We are working on decimal operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and soon division! Also, students will be starting a decimals project that will be done mostly at home. Please ask your child about it!
Writing: We are working on expository writing. We are writing solid, organized paragraphs and will soon be writing an essay too!
Reading: Students are creating a Figurative Language book, and we are really working on sequencing, theme, and using context clues to understand new vocabulary.
Social Studies: Now that students have learned a lot about their explorers, they're going to be writing an informational paper. This will be done mainly in class, but please ask your child to tell you all about his/her famous explorer!
Hello from Arrowhead 5th grade! This is the website for Mrs. Peter's fifth graders. Look here for exciting news about what's happening at school as well as weekly updates about what's going on in class.