Writing: Students have created their last persuasive writing project. Each student wrote an essay in the same persuasive fashion as their last essay. In cooperative groups, students are preparing to debate a given side of an argument and will create a convincing presentation with their “Super Groups”. (Team members from other classes.) These presentations will take place next Thursday in front of the entire 5th grade.
Reading: We are finishing up My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier. Set in the time of Colonial unrest and on the brink of the Revolutionary War, Timmy is torn between his Tory Father’s beliefs and his Rebel’s brother Sam’s passion for independence. Students will finish this journey next week.
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. Set in the time of slavery, this book illustrates the life of the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada. This book, too, will be finished next week. **AR Goals should be met by next Friday, May 29th.**
Science: As I am sure you know, students have been learning about Family Life during science time. The program is taught as an extension of our science unit on the human body and its systems. Topics covered are: puberty, personal hygiene, the reproductive system in both males and females, pregnancy, childbirth, HIV/AIDS, good decision making and knowing who to turn to for guidance, questions and advice
Social Studies: Students continued studying about the Revolutionary War era. We are learning about how our government and the Declaration of Independence were created. We are also half way into our unit on States and Capitals.
Math: Students continued to learn about geometry, fractions and coordinate planes with Ms. Burgess.
Monday May 25 - Memorial Day, no school
Wednesday May 27 - Schoolwide Fair day: International Day
Friday May 29, 3:00 pm - end of AR Trimester 3
Wednesday June 3, 9:30-12:15 - 5th Grade Colonial Day (volunteers needed for a Hat Making Station) *NOTICE TIME CHANGE
Tuesday June 9 - 5th Grade bowling field trip
Wednesday, June 10th: Field Day 9:30-12:15
Thursday June 11 - 5th Grade Culminating Celebration 11:30-12:15, MPR (parents invited); early dismissal @ 1:55 *LAST SCHOOL DAY