Sunday, May 19, 2019

Week 35
May 20-24


Reading
We will be working on informational reading this week.  Looking at text structures and features.

Math
Our unit 8 test will be Wednesday this week.

Social Studies
We will continue our work on Civic Responsibilities.  The students will be researching a cause or problem and decide how they can take action and make an impact in our community.

Writing
Last week we started writing an essay about Zebra Mussels, we will finish these and share them with the class.

Here are some pictures from the Wax Museum


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Week 34
May 13-17


The Wax Museum is Thursday this week.  Helping your child memorize their speech would be fantastic.  The students can bring any props/clothes they plan on wearing or using to school starting tomorrow.  We look forward to sharing what we have been working on with everyone.

Reading
Our small groups will finish up this week.  

Math
We are half way through unit 8, the test will be in a couple weeks.  

Social Studies
Our next topic will be Civic Responsibility.

Science
We will be finishing up our last lessons in the current unit.  We have been discussing and learning about Zebra Mussels and their impact on the Great Lakes.

Here are some pictures from last week.



Sunday, May 5, 2019

Week 33
May 6-10


NWEA math will be Friday at 9:00 this week.

The parent meeting to plan the Fifth Grade Farewell is May 7th, Tuesday from 4:00-4:30 in Ms. Spiroff's room.

Reading
The small groups are working hard to finish their assignments. We will continue to reflect thoughtfully on our reading.

Writing
We continue to prepare for our Wax Museum, helping your child practice their speech at home would be very helpful.

Math
Unit 8 continues!!!! This week we will look at the rectangle method to find the area of a triangle.  We will also start some math projects.

Science 
We will be looking at the Earth's Sphere's this week.

Social Studies
We will finish our work on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Here are some pictures from last week.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Week 32
April 29-May 3


On Wednesday we will be going to Forsythe for a visit. We will be there from 11:30-2:30.
We have the reading NWEA test on Thursday this week at 9:00.

Reading
Our reading groups will be finishing up soon.  The students are working hard on writing about their reading.

Math
The unit 7 test is Tuesday this week, look for the review, it will come home with your child tomorrow.

Social Studies
Most of the students presented their projects on Friday, I hope you have been able to see them on Seesaw.  We will finish presenting tomorrow.

Writing
We are in full Wax Museum swing!!! Thank you to those that have let me know what time they can come to the Wax Museum on May 16.  

Science
We will be starting the unit "Go With the Flow" sometime this week.

Here are some pictures from last week.








Sunday, April 21, 2019

Week 31
April 22-26


We have our last M-Step this week, Tuesday at 1:00.

This is Ms. Hick's last week at Wines.  If you can help fill the tote bag I have for her that would be fantastic.  Here are some suggestions for the bag, post-it's, markers, colored pencils, white board markers, gift cards, classroom books, pens, note cards, I'm sure your child can help with some suggestions of what she would like.  If you plan on donating please have your child let me know and we can secretly get the items to me. :) . I plan on giving her the bag on Friday.

Reading
We will continue with our small reading groups.  We are working on connections, asking questions as readers, and focusing on writing about our reading.

Writing
We are practicing for the Wax Museum which is scheduled for Friday May 17th.  Parents are invited and the times will be in the afternoon, I'll let you know the exact times asap.  Please help your child with their speech and their props for their presentation.

Math
We will have the unit 7 test next Wednesday.  Last week the students did a great job multiplying mixed numbers.  We will review dividing fractions this week.  We will also identify patterns and work with tables and graphs.

Social Studies
We will continue to work on our group projects this week.  Each group read a different picture book and then was asked to create something to share with the class that explained  the main idea of the book.  I'm so impressed with the projects they are making!!!  I truly believe that children are able to challenge themselves when given the chance to choose how they want to learn and share their learning with others. 

Here are some classroom pictures from last week.

 



Sunday, April 14, 2019

Week 30
April 15-19


No School this Friday

The Silent Auction is quickly approaching, here is a link to purchase tickets.

https://squareup.com/market/wines-elementary-school-pto

We have two more M-Step tests.

Reading
Everyone has started a new small reading group book.  Students are taking more responsibility in decision making within their groups.

Math
Students are having some difficulty multiplying mixed numbers and dividing fractions.  When going over the homework if you could review these concepts that would be wonderful.  The unit 7 math test will be next week.  

Social Studies
We continue to investigate the Constitution and the bill of rights.

Wax Museum
Please help your child memorize their speeches.  We will have the Wax Museum on May Friday May 17th.  We will have 2 performances 1:10 and 3:00. I'll have more information as the date gets closer.  





Sunday, April 7, 2019

Week 29
April 8-12


M-Step starts this week.  We start on Tuesday at 1:00, our first test is Reading.  Our second day is Thursday at 9:00, Social Studies is the test this day.

Math
We continue our work in unit 7, this week we will investigate the characteristics of quadrilaterals.  We will sort them and find properties that make them the same as well as different.

Reading
We are going to start new small reading group books.  These will be historical fiction books.

Social Studies
We will read and make meaning of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the branches of government and the Bill of Rights.

Writing
We will continue sharing our Ailment research projects.  They are on Seesaw, everyone should be getting these to see.  Please let me know if you are not getting notifications of these projects.