We cannot believe that there are only two more months left of the school year! April’s warmer weather will allow the fifth graders to go back outside for recess.
In language arts, the students will be starting the month reading the realistic fiction story “Ida B” and then a historical fiction story “Bud, Not Buddy”. The 5th graders will finish off the month reading the expository text “Global Warming”. Students will be practicing the comprehension skill of compare and contrast. As always, we have a selection and spelling test every 5th day, so make sure to practice those spelling words and study the vocabulary words!
Remember, work needs to be done in cursive unless it is completed on the computer. In writing, students finished writing and illustrating their wonderfully creative Young Author books. Next, they will be learning how to respond to reading after reading a short story.
In math, students will complete the last three 5th grade topics. They are beginning the month learning how to graph and analyze data on a coordinate plane. Then they will be studying a unit in algebra; analyze patterns and relationships.
Finally, they will end April studying geometric measurements. Students should remember to show their work even if they are working at home. We can’t help correct confusion if we can’t see the work. As always, keep practicing math facts at home.
In science, the students are studying a unit called Spaceship Earth. The units includes several exciting topics, which include; “How do you know what season it is?”, “Why do the stars change with the seasons?” and “Why does the moon change shapes?”
In social-emotional learning (SEL), two concepts that will be explored are fairness and kindness. The students always have insightful SEL conversations!
Thank you so much for your continued support of your children and us teachers!