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LAST WEEK!

May 2-6, 2016

Class News:

March

Character Counts Students:

TBA                 

Students of the Month:

Max, Leila, & Naomi

Great Brains:

Chris: Lizards

Max: Hot Dogs

Sal: Video Games

Greta: Tasmanian Tigers

Enya: Provo

Siueli: Tonga

Andrea: Mexico

Kaylee: Rabbits

Leila: Blobfish

Aubrey: Hamsters

Aidan: American Football

Emily: Dolphins

Elli: Fireworks

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ, Mallory, Naomi, Francisca, Chris, Abi, Andrea, Zach, Jay, Aubrey, Milly, Gerardo, Libby, Enya, Jo Jo, Cody

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration & Practice
Literature Texts:
We will be reading a new book:  Maniac Magee.  We will also be reading the novel in verse- Brown Girl Dreaming
We will be reviewing and SAGE testing this week.
Informational Texts:
We will be reviewing and SAGE testing this week.

WRITING

   We’re DONE!  🙂

MATH

We will earn about coordinate graphing, ordered pairs, and metric conversions. We will review operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

SCIENCE

We will be learning about heredity, acquired verses inherited traits, and survival adaptations.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

N/A

Apr 25-29, 2016 

On the Calendar:

Provost Annual Art Contests- Deadline 4/27

*Natures Magic (winning pictures will be framed and hung by the office)

*I’m Going to College, No Excuses (winning pictures will be printed on next year’s Provost homework folders and planners)

4/27  Rainbow Readers

4/27-4/29  SAGE English Language Arts Test

4/29  Box Top Winners Activity @ 12:30 pm

5/2-5/4  SAGE Science Test

5/5  Hope of America Field Trip to BYU @ 9:30 am

5/5  Hope of America Performance @ BYU (More Info to Come)

5/6  BYU Dancepedia Performance & Chemistry Show Field Trip

5/10-5/12  SAGE Math Test

5/13 Reader’s Theater Performances

5/13  President & State Report Fair

5/13  Provost Spring Festival 4-7 pm

5/16  Walking Field Trip to Seven Peaks Ice Arena @ 9:00 am

5/17 National Treasure Movie Party  @ 9:00 am

5/17 Great Artist @ 12:30 pm

5/18 Walking Field Trip & Sports Day @ 9:00 am

5/18 Great Artist @ 12:30 pm

5/18  Orchestra &  Cello Choir Concert

5/19  End of Year Awards Assembly 9:00 am

5/19  6th Grade Rocket Launching @ 10:30 am

5/19  American History of War Presentations 1-3 pm

5/19  Summer Bridge Title 1 Family Night

5/20  Field Day 9-11:30 am

5/20  Choir Concert

5/23  End of Year Awards Assembly 9:00 am

5/23  Class Memories, Awards & Recognition Activity  10:30 am

5/23  End of Year Movie & Pizza Activity  1:00 pm

5/24 End of Year Birthday Party & Class Movie

5/25 xBox Field Trip

5/26 Last Day of School; Dance Festival @ 9:00 am

Class News:

March

Character Counts Students:

TBA                 

Students of the Month:

Max, Leila, & Naomi

Great Brains:

Chris: Lizards

Max: Hot Dogs

Sal: Video Games

Greta: Tasmanian Tigers

Enya: Provo

Siueli: Tonga

Andrea: Mexico

Kaylee: Rabbits

Leila: Blobfish

Aubrey: Hamsters

Aidan: American Football

Emily: Dolphins

Elli: Fireworks

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ, Mallory, Naomi, Francisca, Chris, Abi, Andrea, Zach, Jay, Aubrey, Milly, Gerardo, Libby, Enya, Jo Jo, Cody

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration & Practice
Literature Texts:
We will be reading a new book:  Maniac Magee.  We will also be reading the novel in verse- Brown Girl Dreaming
We will be reviewing and SAGE testing this week.
Informational Texts:
We will be reviewing and SAGE testing this week.

WRITING

   We’re DONE!  🙂

MATH

We will earn about coordinate graphing, ordered pairs, and metric conversions. We will review operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

SCIENCE

We will be learning about heredity, acquired verses inherited traits, and survival adaptations.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

N/A

Apr 18-22, 2016 

On the Calendar:

Provost Annual Art Contests- Deadline 4/27

*Natures Magic (winning pictures will be framed and hung by the office)

*I’m Going to College, No Excuses (winning pictures will be printed on next year’s Provost folders and planners)

Scheduled SAGE Testing Times            9:15-10:15 & 10:45-11:45, (more or less as needed)

4/19-4/21  SAGE Writing Test (Informational Writing)

4/20  Rainbow Readers

4/26-4/28  SAGE English Language Arts Test

4/29  Box Top Winners Activity

5/2-5/4  SAGE Science Test

5/5  Hope of America Field Trip to BYU

5/5  Hope of America Performance @ BYU (More Info to Come)

5/6  BYU Dancepedia Performance & Chemistry Show Field Trip

5/10-5/12  SAGE Math Test

5/13 Reader’s Theater Performances

5/13  President & State Report Fair

5/13  Provost Spring Festival 4-7 pm

5/16 Walking Field Trip & Sports Day

5/17 National Treasure Movie Party

5/18  Walking Field Trip to Seven Peaks Ice Arena; pending scheduling confirmation 

5/18  Summer Bridge Title 1 Family Night

5/19  End of Year Awards Assembly 9:00 am

5/19  6th Grade Rocket Launching @ 10:30 am

5/19  American History of War Presentations 1-3 pm

5/20  Field Day 9-11:30 am

5/23  End of Year Awards Assembly 9:00 am

5/23  Class Memories, Awards & Recognition Activity, End of Year Movie Activity

5/24 End of Year Birthday Party & Class Movie

5/25 xBox Field Trip

5/26 Last Day of School; Dance Festival @ 9:00 am

Class News:

March

Character Counts Students:

TBA                 

Students of the Month:

Max, Leila, & Naomi

Great Brains:

Enya: Provo

Siueli: Tonga

Andrea: Mexico

Kaylee: Rabbits

Leila: Blobfish

Aubrey: Hamsters

Aidan: American Football

Emily: Dolphins

Elli: Fireworks

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ, Mallory, Naomi, Francisca, Chris, Abi, Andrea, Zach, Jay, Aubrey, Milly, Gerardo, Libby, Enya, Jo Jo, Cody

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration & Practice
Literature Texts:
We will be reading a new book:  Maniac Magee.  We will also be reading poetry, including novels in verse. We will be practicing using graphic organizers to support comprehension strategies.
Informational Texts:
We will be using graphic organizers to identify text structure, support comprehension strategies.

WRITING

   We will review and begin our SAGE Informational Essay test.

We will also be reviewing 5th grade language and grammar concepts.

MATH

We will be solidifying our understanding of area and volume. We will also learn about coordinate graphing and ordered pairs. We will review operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

SCIENCE

We will be learning about static and current electricity. We will build circuits and identify conductors, insulators, and resisters.

If we have time, we will move into studying heredity, acquired verses inherited traits, and survival adaptations.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using our keyboarding skills to type our essays for our SAGE testing.

Apr 11-15, 2016 

On the Calendar:

4/14  Rainbow Readers

4/14-4/15  SAGE Writing Test (Persuasive Writing)

4/15  Fun Food Friday

4/19-4/21  SAGE Writing Test (Informational Writing)

4/20  Rainbow Readers

4/26-4/28  SAGE English Language Arts Test

4/29  Box Top Winners Activity

5/2-5/4  SAGE Science Test

5/5  Hope of America Field Trip to BYU

5/5  Hope of America Performance @ BYU (More Info to Come)

5/6  BYU Dancepedia Performance & Chemistry Show Field Trip

5/10-5/12  SAGE Math Test

5/17-5/19  SAGE Make-Up Testing

5/20-5/27 End of Year Projects & Activities

Class News:

March

Character Counts Students:

TBA                 

Students of the Month:

Max, Leila, & Naomi

Great Brains:

Enya: Provo

Siueli: Tonga

Andrea: Mexico

Kaylee: Rabbits

Leila: Blobfish

Aubrey: Hamsters

Aidan: American Football

Elli: Fireworks

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ, Mallory, Naomi, Francisca, Chris, Abi, Andrea, Zach, Jay, Aubrey, Milly, Gerardo, Libby, Enya, Jo Jo, Cody

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration & Practice
Literature Texts:
We will be reading a new book:  Maniac Magee.  We will also be reading poetry, including novels in verse. We will be practicing using graphic organizers to support comprehension strategies.
Informational Texts:
We will be using graphic organizers to identify text structure, support comprehension strategies, and track text evidence in order to answer questions or write essays.

WRITING

   We will review and begin our SAGE Persuasive Writing Test.

MATH

We will be solidifying understanding of area and volume. We will also learn about coordinate graphing and ordered pairs. We will review operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

SCIENCE

We will be learning about static and current electricity. We will build circuits and identify conductors, insulators, and resisters.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using our keyboarding skills to type our essays for our SAGE testing.

Apr 4-8, 2016

Spring Break

Mar 14-18, 2016 

On the Calendar:

3/15  Character Counts Assembly @ 2:15 pm (Orchestra will perform)

3/18  School Musical @ 6:00 pm

3/21  School Musical   @ 6:00 pm;

3/21  Discovery Gateway Reaction Time Assembly; time 1:05 pm

3/22  School Musical Matinee @ 12:45pm

3/24  Dental Varnishing @ 12:30 pm

3/31  District Early Out; Dismissal @ 1:20 pm

4/8-4/12  Spring Break

To Do:                  

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains &  xBox Challenge

Class News:

January

Character Counts Students:

Salvador & Emily                  

Students of the Month:

Enya, Mallory, & Josia

February

Character Counts Students:

Gerardo & Leslie                 

Students of the Month:

Libby, Salvador, & Aubrey

Great Brains:

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ, Mallory, Naomi, Francisca, Chris, Abi, Andrea, Zach

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration
Literature Texts:
We will continue analyzing Hatchet characters and the text events to identify themes. Then we will be comparing Hatchet to other texts with similar themes.
Informational Texts:
We will continue reading informational resources to research magnetism and US presidents. We will also be working on using text details as evidence when answering questions.

WRITING

   We will be writing 5-paragraph informational essays. We will also be writing summaries of biographical information about American history and US presidents. Students will also work on editing their short response essay answers to use text evidence.

MATH

We will be finishing division with fractions, then we will move to multiplication of fractions and decimals.

SCIENCE

We will researching magnets, magnetisms, compasses, and how the Earth is a giant magnet.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using keynote presentations to add to our magnetism and US presidents research projects.

Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016 

On the Calendar:

2/29 Clark Planetarium Assembly @ 1:15

3/2 Dr. Seuss B-Day School Lunch Activity

(Dress up in your favorite         Dr. Seuss Character Costume)

3/4  Dr. Seuss Read-A-Thon Class “Kick-Off” Event

[PJ’s & all-day read-a-thon; we’ll be making root beer and cake with missing ingredients for science]

3/8   Family Night: “World Fair” @ 6:00 pm

3/15  Character Counts Assembly @ 2:15 pm

3/18  School Musical @ 6:00 pm

3/21  School Musical   @ 6:00 pm; Matinee @ 2:15 pm [matinee time may change]

3/21  Discovery Gateway Reaction Time Assembly; time 1:05 pm

3/24  Dental Varnishing @ 12:30 pm

3/31  District Early Out; Dismissal @ 1:20 pm

4/8-4/12  Spring Break

To Do:                  

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains &  xBox Challenge

Class News:

January

Character Counts Students:

Salvador & Emily                  

Students of the Month:

Enya, Mallory, & Josia

February

Character Counts Students:

TBA                  

Students of the Month:

Libby, Salvador, & Aubrey

Great Brains:

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration
Literature Texts:
We will continue analyzing Hatchet characters and the text events to identify themes. Then we will be comparing Hatchet to other texts with similar themes.
Informational Texts:
We will continue reading informational resources to research magnetism and US presidents. We will also be working on using text details as evidence when answering questions.

WRITING

   We will be writing 5-paragraph informational essays. We will also be writing summaries of biographical information about American history and US presidents. Students will also work on editing their short response essay answers to use text evidence.

MATH

We will be finishing division with fractions, then we will move to multiplication of fractions and decimals.

SCIENCE

We will researching magnets, magnetisms, compasses, and how the Earth is a giant magnet.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using keynote presentations to add to our magnetism and US presidents research projects.

Feb 22-26, 2016 

On the Calendar:

2/23  Science Fair Lunch w/ Dr. O

2/24 Community Mtg. for New School Construction

2/26  Fun Food Friday [We might move this to 3/4 and combine it with the read-a-thon event]

2/29 Clark Planetarium Assembly @ 1:15

3/15  Character Counts Assembly @ 2:15 pm

3/4  Dr. Seuss Read-A-Thon “Kick-Off” Event

[PJ’s & all-day read-a-thon; we’ll be making root beer and cake with missing ingredients for science]

3/8   Family Night: “World Fair” @ 6:00 pm

3/18  School Musical @ 6:00 pm

3/21  School Musical   @ 6:00 pm; Matinee @ 2:15 pm

3/21  Discovery Gateway Reaction Time Assembly; time TBA [date may change]

3/24  Dental Varnishing @ 12:30 pm

3/31  District Early Out; Dismissal @ 1:20 pm

4/8-4/12  Spring Break

To Do:                  

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains &  xBox Challenge

Class News:

January

Character Counts Students:

Salvador & Emily                  

Students of the Month:

TBA

Great Brains:

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration
Literature Texts:
We returned to reading Hatchet. We will be analyzing the characters and the text to identify themes. Then we will be comparing Hatchet to other texts with similar themes.
Informational Texts:
We will continue reading informational resources to research magnetism and US presidents. As part of our research, we will discuss plagiarism and citing references. We will also be working on using text details as evidence when answering questions.

WRITING

   We will continue to work on writing a 5-paragraph informational essay about magnetism. We will also be writing summaries of biographical information about American history and US presidents. Students will also work on editing their short response essay answers to use text evidence.

MATH

Students will be finishing their geometry children’s books. We will review some concepts and then jump back into FRACTIONS!  🙂 We will be finishing division with fractions, then we will move to multiplication of fractions and decimals.

SCIENCE

We will researching magnets, magnetisms, compasses, and how the Earth is a giant magnet.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using keynote presentations to add to our magnetism and US presidents research projects.

Feb 15-19, 2016 

On the Calendar:

2/15   No School  (President’s Day)

2/16-2/19   Mrs. Jepsen will be gone to New Orleans for a Literacy Conference

2/26  Fun Food Friday

3/7  Character Counts Assembly @ 8:40 am [date might change]

3/8   Parent Night: “World Fair”

To Do:                  

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains &  xBox Challenge

Class News:

January

Character Counts Students:

Salvador & Emily                  

Students of the Month:

TBA

Great Brains:

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max, AJ

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration
Literature Texts:
This week, we will be focusing on informational texts.
Informational Texts:
We will be reading informational resources to research magnetism and US presidents.

WRITING

   We will be writing a 5-paragraph informational essay about magnetism. We will also be writing summaries of biographical information about American history and US presidents.

MATH

We will be focusing on geometry this week and students will participate with a partner in creating a children’s book to teach geometry concepts.

SCIENCE

We will researching magnets, magnetisms, compasses, and how the Earth is a giant magnet.

TECHNOLOGY/ART

We will be using keynote presentations to add to our magnetism and US presidents research projects.

We will be doing 1-2 Great Artist projects (depending on time).

Feb 1-5, 2016 

   On the Calendar:

1/28-2/3  Parent/Teacher Conferences

1/29   Fun Food Friday

2/4    BYU Assembly: Theater Production of “Twelfth Night” @ 10:15 am

2/4   District Early Out, School Dismisses @ 1:20

2/4  Provost Community Breakfast

2/11  Provost Science/STEM Fair

2/12  Character Counts Assembly @ 12:40

2/15   No School  (President’s Day)

2/16-2/19   Mrs. Jepsen will be gone to New Orleans for a Literacy Conference

2/26  Fun Food Friday

3/7  Character Counts Assembly @ 8:40 am

3/8   Parent Night: “World Fair”

To Do:                  

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains &  xBox Challenge

Class News:

January

Character Counts Students:

TBA                   

Students of the Month:

TBA

Great Brains:

Zach: Dinosaurs

Libby: Yellowstone

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi, Max

READING

Fluency :
Skills Integration
Literature Texts:
We will continue analyzing Hatchet. We will also read the story Westlandia and learn about text themes.
Informational Texts:
We will be use our Scholastic News magazine to identify text structures and answer close reading questions. We will also finish our aviation research projects that connect to our study of Hatchet.

WRITING

   We will be learning about how prepositional phrases can expand and improve our writing. We will also begin learning the structure and organization of informational writing.

MATH

We will continue using models and other strategies to divide whole numbers, decimal numbers and fractions. We will then use this understanding to solve real world problems. We will also use rounding and estimation to check the reasonableness of our answers.

SCIENCE

We will be continuing our study of matter. Specifically we will discuss atoms & molecules, states of matter, chemical & physical changes, and mixtures & solutions

TECHNOLOGY/ART

All of our technology and art activities will be integrated into math and literacy this week.

Jan. 4-8, 2016 

   On the Calendar:

 1/4                   School Resumes

School Assembly: Ballet West Performance, 8:40 am

1/7                Character Counts Assembly @ 12:30 pm

BYU Physics Science Demo @ 1:00 pm

Family Science Night @ 6:00 pm

1/8                        Hope of America Registration Due

1/15              Variety/Talent Show Auditions @ 3:15 pm

1/22                 Provost Variety/Talent Show @ 12:30

1/25                     Provost 4th-6th Grade Spelling Bee

1/25-1/29  Parent/Teacher Conferences

To Do:               Return Hope of America Permission Forms

Sign homework planners

Encourage Great Brains & xBox Challenge

Class News:

December                Character Counts Students:

TBA                   

Students of the Month:

Cody, Emily, & Archer

Great Brains:

Andrew: The Explorer- Ernest Shackleton

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Aidan, Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli, Noemi

READING

Fluency :                            This week we will be reviewing and practicing the skills we’ve worked on throughout the 2nd quarter in preparation for end of term testing.
Literature Texts:                We will be applying the skills we’ve worked on throughout the 2nd quarter with a new text. We will begin reading and analyzing the book Hatchet.
Informational Texts:
We will continue using nonfiction text structures (compare & contrast, cause & effect, sequence, description, problem & solution) to analyze texts and answer questions.

WRITING

   We will be integrating 5th grade writing expectations with persuasive writing expectations to produce and edit persuasive essays.

MATH

 We will be reviewing and practicing dividing multi-digit whole numbers.

Then we will be using models and other strategies to multiply and divide decimal numbers and fractions.

Review:  EVERYTHING, in preparation for end of term testing and p/t conferences.

SCIENCE

States of matter, chemical  & physical changes, mixtures & solutions

TECHNOLOGY/ART

Review

Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2015

On the Calendar:

12/7-12/11                               Red Ribbon Week

12/3                               Hale Center Theater       Field Trip (Christmas Carol)

Great Artist (after field trip)

Early Out Day; school dismisses at 1:20 pm

12/17

Christmas Choir & Orchestra Assembly

Class Christmas Party

12/18

School Christmas Assembly

Early Out Day; school dismisses at 12:30 pm

12/18-1/3                  

Christmas Break

To Do:

Sign homework planners

Return Field Trip Letters

Encourage Great Brains & xBox Challenge

Class News & Schedule:

November                 Character Counts Students:

To Be Announced                   

Students of the Month:

 To Be Announced

Great Brains:

Mallory: Greek Mythology

X-Box Students:

Kaylee, Leila, Andrew, Emily, Siueli

READING
Fluency :                            We will be focusing on using phrasing while reading to make meaning. We will practice grouping words to make our reading sound like speaking.
Literature Texts:                We will continue using graphic organizers to  analyze text elements. We will also be determining importance by distinguishing between key details and supporting details. We will also continue our compare and contrast unit focusing on A Christmas Carol.
Informational Texts:
We will continue learning about nonfiction text structures (compare & contrast, cause & effect, sequence, description, problem & solution). We will specifically discuss how we can pair reading comprehension strategies with text structures to understand nonfiction texts.

WRITING                        We will be integrating 5th grade writing expectations with persuasive writing expectations to produce 5-7 paragraph persuasive essays that use convincing reasons and evidence to support opinions.

MATH                                We will begin the week with adding and subtracting decimals. Then we will explore the relationship between decimals and fractions as preparation for using models and division to convert fractions to decimals. We will move to a review of fractions as preparation for learning about multiplying fractions and decimals.

Review: multi-digit multiplication, order of operations, and math expression/equations.

Reteach Groups will begin during Specialties this week for math.

SCIENCE

We will begin our studies about matter. We will start with the states of matter and the characteristics of each.

TECHNOLOGY

We will begin using our computers again this week. I know the students are excited. 🙂

Nov. 23-27, 2015

Thanksgiving Break!

Nov. 16-20, 2015

On the Calendar:

11/24                                       Great Artist &      Thanksgiving Activity

11/25-11/27    (no school)                         Thanksgiving Break

12/3                               Hale Center Theater       Field Trip (Christmas Carol)

Early Out Day; school dismisses at 1:20 pm

To Do:

Sign homework planners

Return Field Trip Letters

Class News & Schedule:

October                  Character Counts Students:

Mallory & Aidan                   

Students of the Month:

 Kaylee, Gerardo, & Siueli

 November

Great Brains:

Mallory: Greek Mythology

READING
Fluency :                            We will be focusing on using emphasis while reading to stress important words, show emotion, and convey the meaning of different texts.
Literature Texts:                We will be using graphic organizers to analyze text elements. We will also be determining importance by distinguishing between key details and supporting details.
Informational Texts:
We will continue learning about nonfiction text structures (compare & contrast, cause & effect, sequence, description, problem & solution). We will specifically discuss how we can pair reading comprehension strategies with text structures to understand nonfiction texts.

WRITING                        We will be integrating 5th grade writing expectations with persuasive writing expectations to produce 5-7 paragraph persuasive essays that use convincing reasons and evidence to support opinions.

MATH                                We will complete our lessons on using strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication (array, repeated addition, area model, distributive property, partial product, and the standard algorithm). We will also focus on using problem solving steps to understand and solve word problems.

Review: whole number and decimal number place value, math properties, order of operations, and math expression/equations.

SCIENCE

We will learn about the different types of mountains and landforms, as well as how they are formed. We will finish our study of plate tectonics, volcanos and earthquakes.

TECHNOLOGY

We are taking a break from computers and technology because we have had some “goofing off” with technology instead of “learning” with technology.  So SAD!  🙂

November 9-13, 2015

On the Calendar:

11/9                              Student of the Month Awards

11/12                              Rainbow Readers           Float Party

11/24                            Great Artist &   Thanksgiving Activity

12/3                               Hale Center Theater Field Trip (Christmas Carol)

To Do:

Sign homework planners

Return Field Trip Letters

Class News & Schedule:

October                  Character Counts Students:

Mallory & Aidan                   

Students of the Month:

      To Be Announced

READING
Fluency :                         Using performance fluency- oral prosody
Literature Texts:            Identifying main Ideas and key supporting details to retell and summarize texts
Informational Texts:
Nonfiction text structures- compare & contrast, cause & effect, sequence, description, problem & solution

WRITING                     Using evidence to support opinions in persuasive writing

MATH                                Using strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication- distributive property, partial product, area model, and the standard algorithm

Review: decimal place value

SCIENCE

How the theory of continental drift, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes change the surface of the earth

SOCIAL STUDIES

American colonization leading to the American Revolution

TECHNOLOGY
Creating keynote presentations & developing basic computer skills

October 26-30, 2015

On the Calendar:

10/26                              Rainbow Readers           Float Party

10/26-10/29                         Parent/Teacher Conferences (see google spreadsheet for schedule)

10/28-10/30                        Early Out Days, Dismissal @ 1:20 pm

10/30                   Halloween Party (11:00 am) and Parade  (12:30 pm)

To Do:

Sign homework planners

Sign up to help with the Halloween Party Supplies

Email any special questions or concerns you want to discuss in conferences.

Class News & Schedule:

September                  Character Counts Students:

Greta & Jeremy                   

Students of the Month:

    Chris, Leslie & Andrew

READING
Fluency :                         Using performance fluency- expression to match the author’s intended meaning
Literature Texts:            Analyzing characters using characterization, point of view, and author’s perspective to make judgments and find theme
Informational Texts:
Identifying main Ideas and key supporting details

WRITING

Identifying and defining parts of speech                Mapping story structure to develop ideas                Using sentence elements to develop paragraphs

*Starting persuasive writing

MATH

Using place value patterns & conversions to solve math expressions with whole numbers and decimals

We will begin a multiplication unit that will include multiplication of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

Review: solving math expressions using order      of operations

SCIENCE

Identifying and explaining processes that change the surface and structure of the earth (including: continental drift, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes)

SOCIAL STUDIES

Researching the exploration & colonization of America- Explorer Reports & Posters

TECHNOLOGY
Creating keynote presentations & developing basic computer skills

October 19-23, 2015

On the Calendar:

10/19                              Fall Break; No School

10/20

5th Grade Maturation      @ 1:00 pm

BYU Chemistry Magic Show @ 6::30 pm

10/23                  Reflections Entries Due   Box Tops Due                 Last Day of 1st Term

To Do:

Sign up for SEP Conferences Online using Google Spreadsheet Link

Sign up to help with the Halloween Party Supplies

Class News & Schedule:

September                  Character Counts Students:

Greta & Jeremy                   

Students of the Month:

    Chris, Leslie & Andrew

READING
Fluency :                         Using performance fluency- expression to match the author’s intended meaning
Literature Texts:            Analyzing characters using characterization, point of view, and author’s perspective
Informational Texts:
Identifying main Ideas and key supporting details

WRITING

Identifying and defining parts of speech                Mapping story structure to develop ideas                Using sentence elements to develop paragraphs

MATH

Using place value patterns & conversions to solve math expressions with whole numbers and decimals

Review: solving math expressions using order      of operations

SCIENCE

Identifying processes that change the surface and structure of the earth (including: continental drift, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes)

SOCIAL STUDIES

Researching the exploration & colonization of America

TECHNOLOGY
Creating keynote presentations & developing basic computer skills