March 11th-15th

Important Dates:

March 13th: Sound Test

March 14th: Instrument Projects due, after school Market Day work session #1 & HAPPY PI DAY!

March 15th: Circles Quiz (my math class) & Spring Picture Day!

Last week we were learning:

Writing: This week we have been practicing writing poem.

Science: This week we have been learning about light and sound.

Reading: We have been working on understanding poems.

Social Studies: We have been learning about making a profit and how much money it takes to own a business.  

Math 5: We have been learning about geometry and different shapes.

Math 5/6: We have been learning about combining/subdividing/transforming polygons.

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Pi Day!

Here is the link to the sign up genius for my math class’s Pi Day celebration! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B45ADAE22A4F85-piday

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March 4th-8th

Important Dates:

March 5th: Light Test

March 6th: Young Scientists Lesson on Light & Sound

March 8th: Transformations/Combining/Subdividing Polygons Quiz (my math class) & poetry test

March 13th: Sound Test

March 14th: Sound Projects due

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about combining, subdividing, and transformations of polygons. We will have a quiz on Friday, March 8th.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on poetry. We are looking at poems more in-depth and answering questions about poetry. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week. 

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on word choice & writing poetry.

In Science, we will conclude our uni on Light. We will review everything we have learned and we will have a test on Tuesday, March 5th. Then we will begin our next unit on Sound. We will learn about the structure of a sound wave and explore how sound travels and how it travels through matter differently. A sound project information sheet will be coming home on Tuesday, March 5th. The project will be due on Thursday, March 14th. We will have our unit test on Wednesday, March 13th.

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February 25th-March 1st

Important Dates:

February 26th: Richmond Symphony @ 10:00 am & rescheduled angles quiz (my math class)

February 27th: Mini Economy money design due (if you chose to do it)

February 28th: Club Pictures (or new to CTES pictures)

March 1st: Triangles Quiz (my math class)

March 5th: Light Test

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about classifying triangles by both sides and angles. We will also learn to determine the missing angle measurement using the other 2 angles’ measurements. We will have a quiz on Friday, March 1st.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on poetry. We are looking at the parts of a poem and different types of poems. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week. 

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on word choice & writing poetry.

In Science, we will began our unit on Light. We will learn about the visible spectrum, how light travels through different mediums, the structure of a light wave, and the historical figures connected with light. We will have a test on Tuesday, March 5th.

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February 18th-22nd

Important Dates:

February 19th: Multicultural Project Due

February 2oth: Young Scientists

February 21st: Multicultural Night @ 6:30-7:30 pm

February 22nd: Matter Test and Angles/Congruence Quiz (my math class)

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about classifying and measuring angles as well as congruence. We will look at using a protractor to measure angles. We will have a quiz on Friday, February 22nd.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on figurative language. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week. 

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on interjections. 

In Science, we will conclude our unit on Matter. We will learn about atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, mixtures, & solutions, and physical & chemical changes. We will have a test on Friday, February 22nd.

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February 11th-15th

Important Dates:

February 11th: Report cards go home

February 14th: Valentine Exchange, Atom & Molecules Quiz, and Patterns Quiz (my math class)

February 19th: Multicultural Project Due

February 21st: Multicultural Night @ 6:30 pm

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about geometric & numeric patterns. We will look at consistent, growing, & repeating patterns, as well as input/output boxes.  We will have a quiz on Thursday, February 14th.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on finding text evidence to support opinions/predictions/conclusions. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week. 

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on editing/revising/finalizing writing our paragraphs for our Multicultural Night Project. The information sheet was sent home last Friday, it should be in your child’s geography folder.

In Science, we will begin our next unit on Matter. We will learn about atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, mixtures, & solutions. We will have a quiz on atoms & molecules on Thursday, February 14th.

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Richmond Flyer Squirrel’s Bookmark

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

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February 4th-8th

Important Dates:

February 7th: Science Benchmark Test

February 8th: NE open-book test & Algebra Quiz (my math class)

February 11th: Report cards go home

February 14th: Valentine Exchange

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about linear equations. We will solve equations to determine the value of the variable. We will also learn about a term, coefficient, variable, expression, equations, equality & inequality. We will have a quiz on Friday, February 8th.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on root word meanings. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week. 

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on word choice & on writing our paragraphs for our Multicultural Night Project. The information sheet was sent home on Friday, it should be in your child’s geography folder.

In Geography, we will conclude our unit on the Northeast region of the United States. We will have our open-book test on the NE region on Friday, February 8th.

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January 28th-February 1st

Important Dates:

January 28th: No School

January 30th: 5th Grade Family Life

January 31st: Math Benchmark Test part 1 and NE states, capitals, & abbreviations quiz

February 1st: Math Benchmark Test part 2, inferences quiz, & Multicultural Night Project assigned

February 7th: Science Benchmark Test

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be reviewing for & taking our 5/6 math benchmark test on Thursday 1/31 & Friday 2/1.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on inferences. We will continue our small group guided reading/novel studies this week and will do our mid-year Fountas & Pinnell reading testing. We will take a quiz on inferences on Friday, February 1st.

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on research and writing to inform. We will research and write a biography about a famous African American. We also took our 2nd 9 weeks HCPS Alternative Writing Assessment on composing an essay. On Friday, we will explain & send home information about our Multicultural Night project. Be on the lookout in your child’s writing folder.

In Geography, we will begin our unit on the Northeast region of the United States. We will have our quiz on the NE region’s states, abbreviations, & capitals on Thursday, January 31st. We will learn about the NE region’s states & capitals, land & water, products & natural resources, climate, culture, people, & landmarks.

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After School Enrichment

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes

Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18. 

If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first “choice” on ASE Classes!! 

ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd – 24th. 

Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25. 

Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 

Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online. 

 

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

 

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