Friday, October 19
Young At Art - We enjoyed a detailed still-life lesson based on a Cezanne painting of apples. Thank you, Mrs. Schleifer!
Halloween Parade - Wednesday, October 31, 8:30-9:30. Fifth grade students should come directly to the classroom at 8:15, and they should already be dressed in their costumes. (We will not have the usual Wednesday morning spirit assembly.) After the festivities, students will change out of their costumes and we will have a regular day of social studies, science, math, and reading.
A note about Halloween costumes from Mrs. Steinberg:
Costumes should be appropriate to the school environment.
*Should not depict any kind of violence
*NO weapons or sharp objects
*No masks, blood or gore
*Costumes should reflect elementary school themes and should be in good taste
*Shoes should be safe and comfortable
School pictures: Please mail your order directly to JW Photography. Photo retakes will be taken next Thursday, October 25. Students should bring back their proof sheets if they want a re-take. Please let me know if you want to have your child's photo retaken.
Young At Art Notecards - Orders are due on November 2.
Bring your Parents to PE - Next week! Come dressed and ready for Activity...yes...you get to warm up, stretch and practice games with us that we play in physical education! A little peek into what we do each day! Join us once...or come each day you student has P.E. This is one of our Favorite weeks!
Please feel free to email me with questions at email@example.com
Enjoy this video of Bring Your Parent to PE Class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYVI7ZrV7eI
What we did today:
Math - We continued to use strategies for multiplying a decimal number by a whole number.
Writing - Today, we discussed how authors use flashbacks and flash-forwards to develop meaning in their stories.
Social Studies - Today we discussed life on a ship during the Age of Exploration - food and water, sleeping conditions, diseases and injuries, and punishments. Most students agreed that they would not want to be a sailor on one of those ships!
Reading - We discussed Marty's flashback/memory moment of stealing his sister's Easter chocolate, and related it to his current internal conflict. Marty is worried because he doesn't know whether or not he is doing the right thing when he lies to his parents about Shiloh.
Root words: co/col/com/con = with, together, jointly
Wordly Wise - We reviewed the Lesson 4 words.