Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week 17, Dec. 8-12
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Guidance – career exploration
9. Genius Hour projects
8. Corkulous on the iPad during read aloud
7. Box of Advance Review Copies (ARCs) from Scholastic
6. Economics games
5. Maya, Inca, Aztec projects on the computer at last!
4. Hour of Code on Tuesday
3. Multiplying decimals (5th math).
2. Outside recess today! Finally!
1. Welcome to our new classmate, James!
Reading: I know it must sound like a broken record, but we are continuing to work on nonfiction summaries. The new skill we’ll add is being able to quote from the article in the summary.
Writing: Work continues on the information writing. I hope you’ll be able to come to our writing celebration on the 19th. You will be impressed with what the students have done!
Word Study: We are working on building a crossword puzzle with our multiple-meaning words.
Hahn Math: Our study of volume is coming to an end. Test next week, likely on Tuesday. Next up in math is a numerical unit – 5.NBT.6. (DIVISION) Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. 5.NBT.5. (MULTIPLICATION) Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. Christmas break would be a great time to work on multiplication/division facts!
Sixth Grade Math: Test on Wednesday over decimals (all operations).
Social Studies: Be sure to ask your child about the economics games we’ve played this week in social studies. The 5th grade team was thrilled today to hear the students say, “Wow. Now I really understand how my parents have to budget their income!” Next week we will take a look at the Federal budget. Here’s a great website if you’re interested:
Tuesday, 12/16 – 5th grade math test (maybe Wednesday)
Wednesday, 12/17 – 6th grade math test
Thursday, 12/18 – social studies test over forms of government and economics
Friday, 12/19 – cookie decorating in the morning; 2:00 CELEBRATION of writing and Genius Hour projects; 2:30-3:45 Winter Holidays party.
Thanks to all who volunteered to help out with the Winter Holidays Party – it’s ready to go!