Week of February 11th

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – making inferences/drawing conclusions
Science – matter
Math 5 for Dohrman – number patterns

Important dates…
February 11th: Report cards sent home – please return signed envelope only!
February 14th: Bring your valentines to school (optional) & Atoms and Molecules Quiz
February 19th: Multicultural Project on tri-fold board due (all writing will be done in class)
February 21st: Multicultural Night at CTES

Week of February 4th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: making inferences and drawing conclusions
Social Studies: Northeast region of the United States
Science: Benchmark review
Math 5 for Dohrman: stem/leaf and line plots

Important dates…
February 6th: Northeast region states/capitals/abbreviations Quiz
February 7th: Science Benchmark Test
February 8th: Math 5 Quiz for Dohrman – MMMR & stem/leaf and line plots

Looking ahead…
February 19th: Multicultural Night Project Due to school (students will receive this assignment on Feb. 4th – all writing portions will be completed AT SCHOOL)
February 21st: Multicultural Night at CTES!

 

Week of January 29th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: Making inferences and drawing conclusions
Social Studies: Northeast region of the USA
Science – benchmark test review
Math – benchmark test review

Important dates…
January 30th – Family Life lesson
January 31st – Math Benchmark Test Part 1
February 1st – Math Benchmark Test Part 2
February 7th – Science Benchmark Test

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Week of January 22nd

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: review for benchmark test
Social Studies: Southeast region
Math 5 for Dohrman: mean, median, mode, range & stem/leaf and line plots

Important dates…
January 22nd – Parent/teacher conferences to discuss middle school courses
January 23rd – Reading Benchmark Test Part 1
January 24th – Reading Benchmark Test Part 2
January 28th – No school for students!
January 30th – Family Life Lesson (info will be coming home on Tuesday)
January 31st – Math Benchmark Test Part 1
February 1st – Math Benchmark Test Part 2
February 7th – Science Benchmark Test

Week of January 15th

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – benchmark review, Southeast state research/writing
Social Studies – Southeast region
Math 5 for Dohrman – probability; mean, median, mode, & range

Important dates…
Jan. 15th: Southeast region states/capitals/abbreviations quiz
Jan. 16th: Probability quiz (Math 5 for Dohrman); 5th Grade Music Program
Jan. 18th: Muffins with Mom at 7:30 am
Jan. 22nd: Parent/teacher conferences
Jan. 23rd and 24th: Reading Benchmark Test
Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st: Math Benchmark Test
Feb. 7th: Science Benchmark Test

January 16th! 5th Grade Music Program! Reminders…
1) Costumes need to come to school, so the students can change into them for the afternoon performance for the school.
2) Arrival time at night-students need to be in my classroom at 6:30 pm. We will not return to the classroom after the performance. You will pick your child up from the gym after you hear them sing!
3) Students will wear their costumes to school at night.
4) Please let me know if your child will not be there (even last minute).

***Costume information was sent home on Jan. 4th on a neon green sheet of paper, but here it is again…in case you need it…

Mrs. Dohrman’s class will be representing the 1960s. Students will need to dress like The Beatles in their early appearances on TV (think button-down white shirts, a dark tie, dark slacks, dark blazers).

 

Week of January 7th

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – character traits
Science – plants
Social Studies – Southeast region
Math 5 for Dohrman  – probability

Important dates…
January 8th: Plants quiz
January 11th: Southeast region vocab quiz
January 11th: Field trip to Short Pump Middle School
January 15th: Probability quiz (Math 5 for Dohrman)
January 16th: 5th Grade Music Program – Students need to be my classroom at 6:30p. The program starts at 7:00p in the gym. *please see flyer that was sent home this past week for more info
January 18th: Muffins with Mom at 7:30a
January 21st: MLK, Jr. Holiday – No School!

Benchmark Test Dates!
January 23rd – Reading Part 1
January 24th – Reading Part 2
January 31st – Math Part 1
February 1st – Math Part 2
February 7th – Science
February 8th – Make ups!

December 13th, 14th & 17th – 19th

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – analyzing characters
Science – kingdoms
Math – multiplying fractions

Important dates…
December 18th: Science Test! (living systems unit – cells, kingdoms)
December 19th: Winter Celebration (sign up information will be coming soon)
December 20th – January 2nd: Winter Break! No School! School reopens on January 3rd.

Week of December 3rd

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – text structures; bringing together nonfiction/narrative nonfiction
Science – cells and organisms
Math 5 for Dohrman – adding and subtracting fractions

Important dates…
December 5th: Young Scientists (Cells)
December 6th: Aquatics field trip to the YMCA
December 7th: Math Quiz for Dohrman, Peer Buddy Application Due, & Cubs Night In Click here

Permission forms due…
-We are going to the YMCA on December 6th (this is a change). A new permission form came home this past week. Please sign and return this form as soon as possible!
-Our class will take a field trip to Short Pump Middle School on January 11th. Please return this signed permission form too!

CONGRATS to Ankith! He won our class spelling bee. Our runner up was Nisanth. The two boys were back and forth for several rounds. The whole class was impressed!

Essay Contest! This is a 300-word essay contest on “What Makes You Proud of America” for students in grades 5-8. I know it is a quick turnaround, as the deadline of December 15th. This is an optional assignment.
What Makes You Proud of America – Essay Contest Cover Sheet
What Makes You Proud of America – Essay Contest Info

 

Week of November 26th

What are we learning about this week?
Language arts: fact and opinion
Science: cells
Math 5 for Dohrman: finish comparing/ordering fractions/decimals AND start adding/subtracting fractions

Important dates…
November 26th: Last day to donate canned/boxed food for the Henrico Christmas Mother!
November 27th: Turkey Court Assembly at 1:45 pm
November 28th: Math Quiz for Math 5 Dohrman (SOL 5.2 a, b) AND Cells Vocabulary Quiz
November 30th: Plant and Animals Cell Test

Reminders-
-Our class spelling bee will be sometime this week! Please view the email I sent last week for practice material if you are interested.
-We are going on an aquatics field trip to the YMCA on Dec. 14th. Please return your signed permission form and money as soon as possible. Thank you!

Week of November 19th

What are we learning about this week?
Language arts – text structures
Math – comparing and ordering fractions and decimals
Science – oceans

Important dates…

November 20th:
Ocean Unit Test
Turkey Trot (a detailed email was sent about this event this past week)
Report Cards will be sent home (please sign and return the envelope)

November 21st – 23rd:
CTES is closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

Reminders…
-Please send in non-perishable canned/boxed food items for our annual Henrico Christmas Mother collection. The last day to bring items is Monday, November 26th.
-Our class will be visiting the YMCA with Coach LeClair for an aquatics lesson on Friday, December 14th. Please return your child’s signed permission form and money as soon as possible. Thank you!