I hope everyone is having a great week! As our school year begins to wind down I have a couple of reminders. Our 5th graders will be touring Cimarron Middle School on Wednesday, April 25th. Coming home today will be a permission form for the bus. The forms are due back by April 19th.
Outdoor Ed is scheduled for May 21st. More information will be coming out, as the date gets closer on how to register your student, and what the day will look like.
Our Last Day Picnic is on May 25th. Families are welcome to attend as we celebrate the end of the year. Following the picnic, we will come back to Gold Rush for our 5th grade slideshows.
In the slideshow, there will be a mixture of pictures of various events throughout the year and one baby and one current picture of each fifth grader. For this slideshow, I will need your help. Individual student pictures, including one baby and one current picture, will be selected by you and your family and scanned into a jpeg and emailed directly to me. If you have pictures of events throughout the year, you can email me those as well!
In math, students are extending their understanding of multiplication, division, and place value to include decimals. Use the links below to access different tools and games that can be used at home!
In reading, we are using the reading strategy of determining importance to record important ideas and construct main ideas from supporting details. This has been a useful strategy as students embark on their Colonial America research for our informational writing.
The kids will use checklists to create meaningful writing goals as we work on our informational papers. For our first writing topic, students will research Colonial America. Students will then apply their research strategies and different note-taking tools to learn and write about the American Revolution.
In social studies, we have been building background on early settlements in North America. The kids have been analyzing different sources to develop understanding. Our learning in social studies is tied to our informational writing.
Finally, in science, we have been conducting various experiments to explore and learn more about mixtures and solutions. Students are building an understanding that mixtures of matter can be separated.
As always please let me know of any questions, comments, or concerns you have. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and have a wonderful weekend!