Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week of November 6
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Ms. Hahn thanks all the students who’ve had a cold for sharing their germs with her. You are so kind! (ugh)
9. Mrs. Russell was our guest teacher when Ms. Hahn had doctors’ appointments on Wednesday. We will invite her back!
8. Bodhi was our first classmate to run/walk 5 miles in Mileage Club. He got his first shoe token.
7. Football unit in PE is over. Next up is basketball and jump rope.
6. Three quizzes in Social Studies this week – whew! Also a math retest.
5. All kinds of writing this week: informational (Aztec, Maya, Inca), blogging, comparing/contrasting settings.
4. Genius hour projects are getting bigger and more important. More groups are including a share aspect, or working to help others in the world. AND clean-up is getting more cooperative, quick and thorough – THANK YOU!!
3. Bodhi thinks there should be a new movie – not The Matrix…The Metrics!
2. Edna made the connection between Metrics and decimals.
1. Halloween Party – thank you parent volunteers and all who donated food!
Reading: Our focus this week was on setting (time and place) in stories. Students are moving from simply identifying settings, to providing text evidence, to comparing/contrasting. I was thrilled when one of the students realized that the compare/contrast writing could actually help with their informational writing!
Writing: Most students have started their next draft of their informational writing about the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs. So far we have worked hard on leads, organization, and doing research to fill in gaps.
Hahn Math: I thought the class was ready for a test on base ten exponents and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1000, but the scores weren’t where I wanted them. So we took some extra time to work hard on the skills that were still shaky and retook the test on Wednesday. Yesterday and today we began our study of the metric system. Help your child to notice real world examples (food/medicine packaging, etc.) with metric measurements.
Sixth Grade Math: Using fractions in equations.
Social Studies: We have taken a close look at a variety of thematic maps and next week we’ll apply what we’ve learned to our Latin America Mapping Lab.
November 10 and 12 – Parent Conferences – looking forward to meeting with all of you!
November 12 – end of the first trimester
November 13 – NO SCHOOL for kids, teacher work day
November 17 – 5th grade concert
November 19 – Picture retake day
November 20 – report cards come home
November 25-27 – Thanksgiving break
This-n-That: Today was the 50th day of 5th grade.