Hello! Can you believe we've been in school for two months already? I can tell you for certain, I'm sure enjoying the time I get to spend with your children each day!
Picture Retakes: October 24
PTA Family Fun Night October 26 (5-7pm)
Parent/Teacher Conferences: November 6, 7, and 8
ELA: We are starting a new unit this week in Wonders. This week we will be taking a look at some of the documents our Founding Fathers wrote and talking about the problems and solutions they dealt with while they were
"starting a country."
Math: We are working on multi-digit multiplication in math. We are especially trying to connect the different strategies for multiplying multi-digit numbers. Some students already knew the standard algorithm, others have only done partial product multiplication strategies, so they are just learning it this year. We are also making sure our answers are reasonable by comparing them to estimates!
Social Studies: We are starting or MT Tribal Nations research this week! Your student chose one to study last week, and this week we will be gathering information and learning about our tribes. The students will get to choose the different ways they showcase their knowledge also!
Science: Students are continuing to work with Mrs. Eagle in science; they've been learning about ecosystems. They will have a test this Friday!
Welcome to our short week! Remember: there is no school for students on Thursday and Friday this week (October 18-19). I'll be attending a literacy conference during our teacher convention time--I'm looking forward to learning and implementing some new strategies in reading and writing!
Family Fun Night is next Friday, October 26. We are still gathering items for our 'Sleepover Basket' for the silent auction. The basket will be on display next week, so please have all items to school by Monday! The money earned with the basket will go toward purchasing technology resources the Arrowhead students.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on November 7 & 8. If you haven't send in the yellow 'preference' sheet, please do so ASAP. We are scheduling conferences after school this Wednesday, October 17.
Math: We are starting to work on multi-digit multiplication.
Reading: We are learning about new technologies and looking at the benefits and drawbacks of technology.
Writing: Students are finishing up their second narratives--ask your child to tell you or show you!
Social Studies: We are finally starting to learn about the MT Tribal Nations. Your student will be choosing a MT reservation to research.
Science: Students have been learning about MOLD and deterioration in science! Ask what they've done!
Fall is here, it seems!
Hello, October! I can't believe we are into the sixth week of school, and it's already October! I must say, I'm truly enjoying our year together--I hope your child is too!
Fund Run: Friday, October 5, is our annual "Fund Run" at Arrowhead. The fifth graders will be heading outside at 2:20 to participate in the fund run. Please make sure your child wears appropriate clothing and footwear for the event. Send in your donations too!
Family Fun Night: This year, Family Fun Night is Friday, October 26. Our class is creating a "sleepover" themed basket for the silent auction! Please send in any items you think would be appropriate for a "sleepover" (boys OR girls). Items can be big or small, and there's no need to spend a lot of money. If everyone sends in a little something, we'll have a great basket!
We are working this week on Order of Operations (you might hear the phrase, "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally"), and we will be starting work on multi-digit multiplication using the standard algorithm. Please make sure your child is practicing his/her math facts every day at home for 10 minutes--it is part of their daily homework, and getting those facts mastered will make multi-digit multiplication go more smoothly, quickly, and easily.
We are learning about some inventions this week as we delve into some nonfiction text. We are also going to be writing narratives. We've been talking about how narratives must have a problem (or challenge) and a solution in order to be a great story.
We are learning about Creation/Origin Stories of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne people. After this, students will start studying a specific MT Tribal Nation.
Students are working with Mrs. Eagle on plant parts and photosynthesis.
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