Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week 24, Feb. 2-6
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. FIVE DAYS in a row of teaching and learning! Thank you, Universe. (This, you might guess, is Ms. Hahn’s).
9. Eyesight and hearing tests in the clinic.
8. NO TEST FOR SIXTH GRADE MATH THIS WEEK!!
7. Environmental Club made snowflakes.
6. Tech Kids are ready to share at the Dublin Literacy Conference.
5. Guidance lesson on social media safety and digital citizenship.
4. Full court basketball in gym.
3. Noor got rid of her crutches (and Ms. Hahn didn’t break her knee when she tripped over her foot by accident!)
2. Ride of Passage video in writing workshop.
1. Connor’s birthday! Hope you’re feeling better! We’ll sing to you on Monday!
Reading: We are continuing to work on the compare/contrast standard. This week, the focus was comparing/contrasting the characters in our read aloud and in our independent books. For Poetry Friday, the poems shared whole-group were about kindness/anti-bullying. Students chose serious poems to share for their small group work.
Writing: This past week we worked on strategies that will lift the level of a narrative: using transition words to vary sentence length and structure, using a bit of dialogue, being intentional about word choice for mood, pacing, scene, and more. We have previously talked about writing through a “one-inch picture frame” to focus our writing on a scene, rather than telling every single thing that happened from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. At the end of next week, students will write a flash draft of the piece they will revise and edit for the rest of our study.
Word Study: Transition words, nicely integrated into writing workshop. On Tuesday, we played a fun game called, “You’ve Been Sentenced!”
Hahn Math: Fractions, fractions, fractions. We are starting to move past our review of 4th grade material (simplifying, equivalent, mixed numbers, improper fractions) and get into the 5th grade work of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
Sixth Grade Math: There might be a test next week on area of polygons.
Science: Our next topic is physical science. We will be studying light and sound, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.
Tuesday, February 10 – READING – book clubs should have finished their book and everyone who is in reading in my room on Tuesdays should come ready to talk about their book.
Wednesday, February 11 – Celebration – We are celebrating with a classmate who has made amazing progress. Mr. Blum is providing a pizza lunch. Students – BYOJB (bring your own juice box) and anything else you want to eat.
Thursday, February 12 – Parent Conferences – I will send separate confirmation emails.
Friday, February 13 – Valentine’s Day Party – Bring your Valentine Box! Prizes will be awarded for the most creative! Names of classmates for Valentines listed below.
Friday, February 13 – PTO Movie Night – Flier in Friday Folders.
Monday, February 16 – No school – Presidents Day
Thursday, February 19 – 8:15-8:45 am – Muffins with Moms. PLEASE rsvp if you plan to attend so we can make sure to have enough food.
Friday, February 27 – No school for students – teacher work day/end of second trimester
This-n-That: According to my accounting, today (Friday) was the100th day of school (I don’t count snow days). In our Focused Five time, we are focusing on Black History Month. We watched the Google Doodle for Langston Hughes’ 113th birthday, Ella Fitzgerald singing scat, and Bobby McFerrin singing Blackbird.