The children are continuing to explore text structure in their reading and writing. We are also discussing how to effectively use elaboration in our writing. Their paragraph responses are showing wonderful growth! Main idea will be a constant skill we will continually work through, as it is the foundation. Again, their nightly reading is their way to apply all that we are learning. In class, they have finished their group Lifesize Character Project from our class read aloud. We are now reading another book together that they will love.
The One Idea Project is an optional enrichment activity to encourage your children to formulate an idea and make it a reality. This idea can be something that impacts self, family, community or world. This theme relates to several texts we have read in class. They have a sheet to complete for this project. They also need to show their project in a display. The soonest that they are able to turn this project in is Oct. 9th. However, they have until December if they need it. I hope they are dreaming big and realizing that their ideas can be a reality.
We are continuing to work through Unit 1, which is focused on geography. The children have shown such growth in their understanding of our world. Also, they have become stronger in their interpretations of maps. The children have one more region test. Please encourage proper studying habits. I have been VERY pleased with what I have seen on our region tests so far. WOW! They will be starting their Unit 1 Group Project in class. After we have completed our region tests, we will move on to the Unit 1 Test.
Our fifth graders have a wonderful opportunity to attend Kennedy Space Center for a field trip this year. This is an overnight trip. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please return the bottom portion of the form that has been sent home. There will be a lot of information to come, but please be aware of these dates:
Oct. 9--First Kennedy Space Center payment of $100 minimum is due. We cannot accept late payments.
Thank you for all who came out on Founder's Day! The rain was inconvenient, but I am thankful I was able to see at least some of your faces.
Book-O-Ween is Oct. 30th. Your child can dress up as a book character on this day. The book that they are using to dress up for must be read and AR tested on this school year before Oct. 30. They do not have to dress up, but each child needs a book that they will use that day for the parade and projects.
Spelling words for the week of Oct. 5th are:
Parents, we make a team. Together, we will work hard to ensure your child is healthy academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your family. It is a privilege to spend every day with your child, and I take that responsibility very seriously. Blessings to you!