Newsletter of October 14, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy October! We are moving along in Room 315 and in fifth grade. Everyday we learn new and exciting things and sometimes forget them!;)- That’s o.k., that’s what’s makes learning fun.


I have sent home two field trip permission slips. The trip to the Field Museum is $6.00, The Nutcracker is $9.00. Please enclose both fees(for both trips), in the same envelope with the correct amount of money as getting change is difficult. Also don’t forget the signed permission slips. Thank You

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts:

We will continue to practice working independently as well as in small groups. We will be making predictions based on  group reading selections. The goal is to have the student’s become independent learners while I work with small groups of student’s to support their learning. We will also be reading a short selection and answering comprehension questions.


We are writing narratives based on art prints in the classroom. The student’s were asked to look at the prints and create stories that reflect the mood of the prints as well as writing from their created character’s point of view.

Homework: Continue to work on your narratives.


This week we will take the Unit 2 assessment on large numbers and different addition, subtraction and multiplication stategies. We will review before the assessment scheduled for Thursday. We will also begin Unit 3, Geometry this week.

Homework: Study Link 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.

Social Studies:

We will explore the people’s of the Northwest and the Artic. We will identify key words and write complete sentences to respond to the review questions based on the text. There will be accompanying materials for this lesson.


Room 315 will hold its mayoral election on Friday, October 17,  2014. The student’s were given a handout for this activity last week explaining the roles of the mayor, alderman and community residents. They were also given a handout “Writing About My Community” on which they could express their concerns and talk about the issues that are important to them.

Have   A     Great     Week!



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