Dear Parents and Students,
I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had Saturday.
Here are the concepts we will work on this week.
Math: Fractions will continue to be our focus in Math this week. Additionally, students will review concepts taught throughout the year in preparation for the End of Grade tests. Students will take the computerized EOY math benchmark test this week.
Reading: We will continue reading the realistic fiction text, There’s and Owl in the Shower. While we will be reading most of the chapters aloud together in class, students will be expected to respond to questions and define vocabulary in their reading journals both in class and as homework. As always, responses should be written in complete sentences that rephrase the questions and give specific information from the text to justify students’ responses. Students are expected to include the page number where their support is found in order to easily prove their responses during our classroom and group discussions. Students will ONLY receive full credit for reading homework if they respond to the questions in this way. This week, students will also review and practice identifying main idea and supporting details in an informational text.
Word Study/ Writing: Spelling words this week will focus on the prefixes –sub and –tran. Students will continue their work on their animal books, written in the first person. Also, students will follow our paragraph writing rubrics to complete one paragraph journal entries on various topics. All paragraphs should contain a topic and closing sentence, 4 supporting detail sentences, as well as correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization.
Science: In correlation with our unit on the Skeletal System, students dissect owl pellets. Using what they leaned about bones and joints, students will study the bones found in their pellets and identify and write about the prey/meals found in their pellets.
Important Upcoming School Events
· CFIES Leaves No Reader Behind Celebration, 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. (by invitation only)
· May 5th, Field Day
· May 8th, Interim Reports sent home
· May 19th, Spring Fling, 5pm – 7 pm
· May 29th, Holiday, Memorial Day – no school
· May 31st, ELA EOG
· June 1, MATH EOG
· June 5, SCIENCE EOG – grade 5
Proctors are needed to help with the EOG tests. If you are interested in serving as a proctor for the End of Grade assessments, please contact our assistant principal, Mrs. Hill