Week of December 9th

Congrats to our classroom spelling bee winner, Heather! She will compete in the school wide spelling bee on Dec. 11th (Bhavana came in 2nd place – great job).

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – summarizing nonfiction
Science – cells, kingdoms (living systems)
Math 5 for Dohrman – comparing and ordering fractions and decimals

Important dates…
Monday, Dec. 9th: Half day of school
Wednesday, Dec. 11th: Plant and Animal Cells Quiz
Thursday, Dec. 12th: 5th Grade Music Program *students need to be in our classroom at 6:30 pm *program starts at 7:00 pm in the gym

SCA Spirit Days (participation is optional)
Dec. 9th – Mustache Monday (wear a fake mustache)
Dec. 10th – Twisted Tuesday (teachers dress like students/students like teachers)
Dec. 11th – Wicked Wednesday (dress like your favorite hero or villain)
Dec. 12th – Throwback Thursday (dress in your favorite decade)
Dec. 13th – Footie Friday (wear your pajamas – no slippers)
Dec. 20th – Tacky Sweater Day! (wear a tacky holiday outfit or winter gear)

Week of December 2nd

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – summarizing non fiction
Science – finish plant review, beginning cell unit
Math 5 for Dohrman – fraction/decimal equivalencies

Important dates…
Monday, Dec. 2nd – Guest writer visits our class (Gigi’s grandfather)
Wednesday, Dec. 4th – Plant Quiz
Friday, Dec. 6th – Cubs Night In from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Monday, Dec. 9th – Half day of school!
Thursday, Dec. 12th – 5th Grade Winter Program *be in classroom at 6:30 pm

Week of November 25th

What are we learning?
Language Arts – main idea, details
Science – plant review (4th grade SOL)
Math 5 for Dohrman – decimal computation

Important dates…
Tuesday, Nov. 26th – Math Test (decimal computation); Turkey Trot 10:00 – 10:30 am; Turkey Court Assembly 1:30 pm
Nov. 27th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break, School Closed

Week of November 18th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – main idea/details/summarizing
Science – ocean unit
Math 5 for Dohrman – decimal computation

Important dates…
Monday, Nov. 18th – Half Day of School!
Friday, Nov. 22nd – Ocean Unit Test
Tuesday, Nov. 26th – Math Test (decimal rounding and decimal computation)
Tuesday, Nov. 26th – Turkey Trot! Click here to volunteer
Nov. 27th – 29th – School Closed for Thanksgiving Break!
Dec. 6th – Cubs Night In, 5:45 – 8:30 pm *must sign up in advance
Dec. 12th – 5th Grade Music Program *more details coming soon!

 

 

Week of November 11th

What are we learning about this week?
Reading: fiction (whole group), nonfiction (small group)
Writing: descriptive writing, correct grammar/mechanics
Science: oceans
Math 5 for Dohrman: decimal computation

Important dates…
Monday, Nov. 11th – Veterans Day – Please wear red, white, and/or blue
Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Scholastic book orders due
Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Science Quiz on the Ocean Floor
Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Spirit Night at Anant Cuisine of India 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Young Scientist Lesson on Oceans
Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Last day to donate canned goods/non-perishable food items
Friday, Nov. 15th – Front Desk Vocab Quiz on Ch. 52 – 67
Monday, Nov. 18th – Half Day of School

Week of November 4th

What are we learning this week?
Reading – fiction (whole group), non-fiction (small group)
Writing – homophones, descriptive writing
Science – weather, oceans
Math 5 for Dohrman – rounding decimals

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Thank you for arriving on time for your conference! Please knock on my door at your schedule time. CLICK HERE to view the conference schedule.

Important dates…
Tuesday, Nov. 5th: Election Day! School closed for students!
Wednesday, Nov. 6th: Weather Quiz (this is a review from 4th grade)
Friday, Nov. 8th: Math Quiz on decimal place value and decimal rounding AND Front Desk Vocab Quiz Chapters 42 – 51
Monday, Nov. 11th: Veteran’s Day Assembly in the gym at 9:00 am

Week of October 28th

What are we learning this week?
Reading – fiction (whole group); non-fiction (small group)
Writing – possessive nouns, homophones
Science – Earth/rocks, review weather (4th grade SOL)
Math 5 for Dohrman – decimal place value, rounding decimals

Important dates…
Monday, Oct. 28th: Half day of school, Earth/rocks study guide due
Tuesday, Oct. 29th: Field Trip to the James River Association (more details will be sent through email)
Wednesday, Oct. 30th: Science Test SOL 5.7 (earth layers, plate boundaries, types of rocks, rock cycle, weathering/erosion/deposition
Friday, Nov. 1st: Front Desk Vocabulary Quiz Ch. 31 – 41 (use quizlet link to study)
Tuesday, Nov. 5th: No School, Student Holiday

CTES Scholastic Book Fair
A Big Thank You to all who have already attended the book fair! If you are planning to visit the book fair next week here are the timings:
Monday, October 28 after school from 3:00 to 5:45 pm
Tuesday, October 29 during school day from 7:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesday, October 30 after school from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 31 during the school day 7:50 am to 2:30 pm
To volunteer, please sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044aa5a922a2f85-book

Parent/teacher conferences will be held after school on November 4th, 6th, and 7th. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a time slot.

Week of October 21st

What are we learning this week?
Reading – fiction (whole group instruction); nonfiction (small group instruction)
Writing – pronouns and possessive nouns
Science – rock cycle, types of rocks, weathering/erosion
Math 5 for Dohrman – order of operations

Important dates!
Wednesday, October 23rd – Math Test (order of operations with some review questions)
Thursday, October 24th – Fall Family Picnic on the bus loop, 6 – 8 pm
Friday, October 25th – Front Desk Vocabulary Quiz on Chapters 22 – 30
Monday, October 28th – Half day of school
Tuesday, October 29th – Field Trip to the James River Association (I will send an email with more details soon)
Wednesday, October 30th – Science Test SOL 5.7 (layers of the Earth, plate boundaries, types of rocks/rock cycle, weathering/erosion)

Other information:

If you have not returned paperwork/payment for our field trip on Oct. 29th, please do so as soon as possible. I sent a second permission form home last week. Thank you!

Parent/teacher conferences will be held after school on November 4th, 6th, and 7th. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a time slot.

Week of October 15th

What are we learning this week?
Reading – fiction (whole group instruction), poetry/non-fiction (small group instruction)
English/Writing – nouns & verbs
Science – layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, types of boundaries
Math 5 for Dohrman – order of operations

Important dates…
Monday, October 14th – Student Holiday, No School
Tuesday, October 15th – Layers of the Earth Quiz (this was rescheduled from 10/11)
Wednesday, October 16th – Pot Belly Sandwich Shop Spirit Night from 4:00 – 9:00
Thursday, October 17th – Moody Open House, 4:30 – 5:30 and 6:00 – 7:00
Friday, October 18th – Front Desk Vocabulary Quiz Chapters 10 – 21

Other info!
*Field trip permission forms and payment (pay online, exact cash, or check) is due on Tuesday, October 15th. We will be visiting the James River Association on October 29th.
*Parent/teacher conferences will be held after school on November 4th, 6th, and 7th. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a time slot.

Week of October 7th

THANK YOU to the families who have purchased items from our class wish list. It is greatly appreciated! If you’re interested in donating, please CLICK HERE.

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – making inferences, drawing conclusions, poetry
Writing – commas, adverbs, adjectives
Science – scientific investigations; layers of the Earth
Math 5 for Dohrman – word problems, order of operations

Important dates…
Tuesday, Oct. 7th: Math Test
Tuesday, Oct. 7th: Scientific Investigations Quiz
Thursday, Oct. 10th: Grammar Quiz (we did not have one on Oct. 4th)
Friday, Oct. 11th: School Picture Day!
Friday, Oct. 11th: Quiz on the layers of the Earth
Friday, Oct. 11th: Vocabulary Quiz on chapters 1 – 9 from the novel Front Desk (please see the link on my Language Arts page to review)

YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Money and signed permission forms are due on Monday, October 7th. If money is not received by Monday, your student will not be able to participate in the lessons. The first lesson is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Info from the PTA…
Donuts with Dear Ones for K-2nd grader is Monday, October 7th from 7:30-8:00am in the gym. You MUST have already submitted your form and money to attend.

Donuts with Dear Ones for 3rd-5th is Thursday, October 10 from 7:30-8:00am in the gym. Deadline to submit your form and money is Tuesday, October 8th. Attached is the form.

Also, Parents, we need volunteers for BOTH events to help make them a success. Please see the sign up genius link below to sign up to help out with these events. Thank you for your time.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45AAAE28A5FE3-volunteers