Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week of Sept. 19
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Finding evidence of authors using mentor texts for their poetry!
9. 2nd try testing in Hahn Math
8. #classroombookaday It’s All About Me-ow and They All Saw a Cat
7. Symbiosis film festival in science
6. 5th grade got soccer back at recess (and lost it again today…L )
5. Food Chain Game
4. Drafts complete for Highbanks narratives
3. Speedball in Gym
2. Yatoordan ball rolling game in Music
1. Birthdays: Aisling, Emerson, and Hannah N.
Reading: We are continuing to work on quoting accurately from the text to back up our thinking. Students are also working hard to meet their September reading goals!
Writing: Every student has completed a rough draft of an imaginative narrative set at Highbanks. We’ll work on revision and final drafts beginning next week.
Word Study: We have completed our work on the roots aqua- and hydro/a-.
Hahn Math: This week students took the first part of the summative assessment for the decimal place value unit. They took it on the computer so that they can be accustomed to taking a digital test. I’m hoping that will help with MAP testing, which is on the computer, and with the AIR test, which will be taken on computers this year as well. Because the computer format was new to them, we did a retake after processing their mathematical errors and the challenges of testing on the computer. Most students improved and some students made a dramatic improvement. You will find the re-test in the red take-home folders. We are moving into rounding whole numbers and decimals now.
Science: We learned about how food chains combine to make food webs, and how the levels of an energy pyramid interact with each other. See the quick check and re-quick check in the red take-home folders. We have also started working on the concept of symbiosis. See below for a couple of websites students can use to practice for the test.
Saturday, September 24 – Mumkins fundraiser pickup 4-6:00 PM at DWE
Wednesday, September 28 – Picture Day (order form is in red take-home folders)
Thursday, September 29 – field trip to Highbanks. I’ll go through the permission slips this weekend and be in contact if I don’t have your child’s permission slip (signed on both sides) and $3.00. If you would like to be a chaperone, please contact me, and if you signed up at Curriculum Night, I’ll be in touch.
Symbiosis on BrainPop (dwelementary/POP19)
Symbiosis on StudyJams