Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week of 1/4/17
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Coming back from break (for some)
9. It’s a NEW YEAR – clean slate
8. Favorite #classroombookaday this week: LEAVE ME ALONE!
7. New read aloud coming soon
6. R.A.C.E. strategy for “constructed response” answers
5. Reading and writing drama/skit/play
4. Choosing One Little Word for 2017
3. Starting something new in PE
2. Common denominators
1. Coming back from break (for some)
Reading: This week was an introduction to the genre of drama (skits/plays). In the next week or so, we will be working with the way stanzas fit together in a poem, and comparing/contrasting characters/events in one of our previous read alouds.
Writing: Each student is retelling a fairy tale in the form of a script.
Word Study: We each chose our One Little Word for 2017. This is like a very focused resolution, and is a word the students will keep for the rest of 5th grade, through the summer, and to start 6th grade. Ask your child about their word.
Hahn Math: We are finishing with adding/subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators. The test on these concepts will be next Thursday or Friday. I shared a product game with the students (see link in student gmail) that helps them to practice their multiplication facts. MLK week we will combine fractions and coordinate grids, then we will be multiplying and dividing whole numbers. PRACTICE THOSE FACTS!!
Sixth Grade Math: Kurkuro puzzles using algebraic thinking
Social Studies: We will use the RACE strategy to answer questions about explorers after watching a video.
Tuesday, 1/9 – 5th Grade Math MAP (6th Grade Math will MAP on 1/11 or 1/12)
Wednesday, 1/10 – Language Arts MAP
(These full-length MAP tests will be your child's opportunity to show how much he/she has grown this year. Please give lots of encouragement!)
Monday, 1/16 – No School -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (will you be volunteering somewhere that day?)
Tuesday, 2/7, 4:00-8:00 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, 2/9, 4:00-8: 00 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
(I will do 20-minute time slots starting at 4:00. Email me if you want to claim a slot now!)
Tuesday, 2/14 – Valentine Party
Monday, 2/20 – No School – Presidents’ Day