Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class –
Week 30, March 23-27
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. The cafeteria has a new paint job and new equipment.
9. It seems like forever ago, but Multicultural Day was fun!
8. Our Friday routines are back – Poetry Friday, blogging, Genius Hour.
7. We have a new read aloud – As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth.
6. 5th grade math is starting coordinate grids.
5. 5th grade math is finished with fractions!
4. Hooray for outdoor recess…finally! (but today was quite cold)
3. Welcome to our new student, Anthony.
2. Chelsy’s birthday was yesterday.
1. Ashton’s birthday was during spring break.
Reading: I will be starting spring DRAs (Developmental Reading Assessment) next week. Not only does this assessment provide us with a second data point to show growth from the fall, but it also gives valuable information to the sixth grade teachers.
Writing: Opinion writing. Next week we will focus on introductions.
Word Study: We worked on DSI words this week. Next week we will work on the root DICT (meaning say/speak).
Hahn Math: We have finished with fractions! I glanced over the dividing fractions quiz, and it looks good. (Scores should be in ProgressBook by Sunday night!) We only have a couple of weeks before the second round of PARCC, which is reportedly heavy on computation. As you glance through the quick checks in the Friday Folder, you might notice some areas where your child could use some refresher and practice. You might see more homework in the next weeks – just little bits to keep fresh on all the skills of long multiplication and division, and of course, all our new fraction knowledge: +, -, x, ÷, common denominators, improper fractions, mixed numbers, simplifying, comparing.
Sixth Grade Math: rates, unit rates, and ratios
Social Studies: Our guiding question for the new unit is, “What are the lasting effects of the European Explorers on North and South America?”
Wednesday, April 1 – Field trip to the middle schools
Thursday, April 2 -- Book Orders due (fliers in the Friday Folder)
Friday, April 4 – no school – conference comp day/Easter
Thursday, April 7 – Donuts with Dad
Friday, April 10 – Carnapalooza
Wednesday, April 21 – PARCC Language Arts
Thursday and Friday, April 22-23 – PARCC Math
This-n-That: Here is a great site you might share with your child. It’s got videos of all kinds of projects that would be great for Genius Hour. They shouldn’t be put off by the little kids in some of the videos – have them focus on the fun projects! http://rigb.org/experimental