5th Grade

October 4, 2021

Good morning 5th grade families,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. Last week, I spent a great deal of time observing recess. As educators and parents, we must realize our kiddos have not had a “normal” year since the second grade. With that being said, I have noticed that social emotional skills are needed to help our students relearn how to interact with each other. Sometimes we take certain things for granted, but we have to remember our kiddos have not had a great deal of time socializing with others who may have different interest and need to relearn techniques on how to be social without being abrasive. I noticed that having unstructured activities often leads to students arguing or saying things they regret, so I am having students focus on team play. I am having students play some type of sport that has rules that students need to follow and collaborate. The 5th graders are amazing, kindhearted students who really want to step up and be leaders. I am confident with our support our kiddos will have a wonderful school year full of love and kindness that will help them be successful in all aspects of their childhood.

Plan for next week:

Math- Conclude our mini-unit on order of operations and expressions and begin decimal place value.  Quiz on order of operations and expressions Tuesday

Reading- Continue Frindle with a focus on character traits, questioning, and summarizing. Complete chapters 1-3. Comprehension quiz on Friday

Language/writing- Review parts of speech and continue to work on sentence structure. Working with nouns- singular, plural, common, proper, and collective nouns. 

Vocabulary/Spelling- continue to work with vocabulary words. List should be in students’ take-home folder.  Students will be assessed on the spelling and use of the words on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Religion- UNIT 1: Revelation- Chapter 1:  God’s Plan for All Creation. Continue with chapter 1. Open book quiz on Friday.

Social Studies- UNIT: Exploration: early explorers and trade routes. We will have our first state quiz on Thursday. Students will need to know where Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona on a map.

Science- UNIT: Web of Life- Ecosystems and the food web

NOTE from our lunch supplier: they are experiencing the following-  “We are short-handed here at the high school so when we get the call to add more to cook for your school we are scrambling around to do so before our delivery guy has to leave. The count is on short notice at 9:00 a.m. We estimate what you would need for the day. It just would be so handy to have that count a day prior to plan on having enough food also.  Thanks for considering this for us. Sharon”

We will need to take lunch count the day prior to ensure that they can serve our school properly. Thank you for your understanding.

Friday is free dress day. Students will be able to dress in their favorite color.

Thank you for all you do.

Have a blessed week,

Mrs. Morrison