Happy fall ya’ll! It is finally feeling like fall and I’m loving it! Read below for updates on the week and upcoming events.
In reading this week, we continued exploring Greek and Latin roots. This is a huge concept for fifth grade! Roots are the part of a word that carry the most meaning. Greek and Latin roots aren’t always the most fun to memorize but doing so pays off in a very big way. When you know the roots behind the vocabulary that we use in everyday language, you have a step up on vocabulary comprehension. We also discussed the difference between physical traits and personality traits and finished up our class read aloud The Homework Machine.
In social studies this week, we learned more about the history of Henrico County. In science, Bill Nye, the science guy, helped us start learning about the structure of the Earth.
In writing, students worked through the writing process: prewrite, organize, rough copy, revise/edit and publish. Students’ writing objective this week was to describe their favorite candy and persuade us that their candy was the best candy. Ask your child what candy they chose to write about.
Working on a “This is Me” project for Mrs. Woody, our counselor.
Kipper the kangaroo has been having a great time visiting your homes! He loved hanging out with Romi and Luci!
Important Dates and Reminder:
Each Monday, you’ll find your child’s graded work and a weekly progress report for conduct and work habits in his/her Springer folder. Please use this information to reflect with your child about his/her week at school, then return the signed report and empty folder on Tuesday. Thank you for establishing this weekly routine in your home! Also, please check Power School frequently for updated grades.
October 14: Student Holiday
October 25: VA Rep. Field Trip/Trunk or Treat
October 28: ½ Day for students; Dismissal begins at 11:00