5th Grade Family Letter November 16, 2020
Good morning 5th grade families,
Last week, we had math all four days, and it went well (tech issues set aside 😊). We will continue to do this. It gave students more time to work on concepts and were able to ask questions. It also gave me time to work with them on Moby Max and some other math apps.
Also last week, I invited students to join me via zoom at 12:30pm on Friday (it was optional) to be part of the social studies class to see if I could somehow have students at school, work with students at home. This went very well. I will continue to offer this opportunity. The time may change to adjust for the daily schedule.
I will send a more permanent schedule after Thanksgiving break. I am also posting most of the week’s assignments on Google classroom at the start of the week. I will also post a schedule to pace students through the week. That will also begin after the Thanksgiving break.
Students were busy presenting book reports and completing their Monster for sale essays. We also worked on the first draft of our pen pal letters to our first-grade buddies. Since we can’t be together, I thought it would be nice to keep in contact with them via letters.
Students also wrote thank you notes to the Knights of Columbus for donating Student bibles to the class.
Learning Goals for the week:
Students agenda/assignments for non-school days are posted daily in google classroom and repeated in a daily message sent on Moby Max. Most of the student do well in checking and completing the assignments posted on Google classroom and practicing their skills on Moby Max.
Math- Multiplication and division with decimals
Writing- Continue: Friendly letters and formal letters
Reading- complete Frindle.
Scholastic News- Learning objective: Students will reflect on a veteran’s firsthand account of his experiences in WWII. (description/interview)
Religion- Finish chapter 2 Made to be with God.
Key concept: True happiness can come only through the communion with God. Religion expresses our relationship with God through beliefs, prayers, and practices.
Social Studies- First Americans and The Age of exploration.
Nov 20, Friday, Wreaths ready for pick up
Nov 23-25 Parent teacher conferences on Zoom
Nov 26 – 27, Thanksgiving Holiday
Parent conferences are the week Nov. 23-24. Zoom conference time slots were sent home via brown envelopes. I will be talking to each child prior to conferences to let them know how they are doing and setting goals for the next trimester. Thank you for all your support! I could not do what I do without you.