Students had the opportunity to learn about their middle school this morning (Marstellar or Gainesville.) This is an exciting time for them, feel free to ask them what they learned, what they are excited about for middle school, or what they may be nervous about.
Glance at Next Week
Math- Measurement -
(Converting Units of Measurement, Perimeter, Area)
Science- Sound test on Thursday, Beginning of Light Unit
Monday- Boosterthon Pep Rally
Thursday- 5th Grade SOL night 6-7pm (children welcome)
Friday- Spring Pictures
A Glance at Next Week:
Math: Geometry Test- Friday 3/17
Social Studies: Southwest Test- Thursday 3/16
A Look Ahead:
Friday- 3/17- PTO family game night 6:00pm
Friday- 3/17 (Wear Green Day)
Thursday- 3/30 5th grade SOL Night 6-7pm
Friday- 3/31 Spring Pictures
Next week at a Glance:
Math: Measuring Angles, Additive Angles (review)
Classifying Triangles, Plane Figures
(Test Friday March 17th)
Social Studies: Southwest
(Test Thursday March 16th)
Dates to Remember:
March 8th- Library Worker's Day
March 10th- Crazy Hair Day
March 15th- Interims sent home and 5th grade Spring Concert
March 17th- PTO family game night 6:00pm
Next week at a glance:
Math- starting a new unit on Geometry!!!
Science- Matter Test on Tuesday. Please study notebooks and study guide.
Social Studies- starting Southwest.
Let's Celebrate Reading
Monday, February 27 - Pajama Day - Wear your PJs to school.
Tuesday, February 28 - Twin Day - Dress up like a twin or triplet
Wednesday, March 1 - Stripes Day - Wear your favorite stripes
Thursday, March 2 - Book in My Pocket Day - Students will share tiny versions of their favorite books
Friday, March 3 - Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day!
- No School
Friday- Math Unit 8 Test
Math Test: (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals and being able to apply them in word problems.)
Topics of Study:
Math- Decimals (Mult./Div./Add/Sub. and apply to word problems.)
Science- Matter- Test will be Tuesday, February 28. (Students should study notebooks and they can practice MATTER on SOLpass.org.)
- Decimal Computation (Multiplication and Division)
Februrary 20- No School
This week we are starting two new units:
Decimal Computation (Adding and Subtracting) (started Multiplication)
- Matter (Phases of matter, atoms, elements)
Wednesday, February 8th- Report Cards go home.
As we approach the second half of the school year, please encourage your child to be studying and completing their homework daily.
A big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers on Fridaywho came in to help us with a Fantastic 1/2 Day of Fraction Fun! This day wouldn't have happened without you, thank you!! Thank you to the following parental volunteers:
Next week at a glance:
Monday: No School
Tuesday- Thursday: Students should be bringing home their Social Studies Notebooks to review information on the Midwest States. (Test will not be until the following week.)
Friday: Math Test (Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and Fractions.)
February 8th- Report Cards go home. As we approach the second half of the school year, please encourage your child to be studying daily and completing their homework to do the best they are capable of.
Glance at Next Week:
Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers (Simplifying)
Social Studies: Midwest (Students should be bringing their notebooks home Mon.-Thurs to study vocabulary cards, location of states and new notes.)
*End of Marking Period
*1/2 Day for students
*Parent Teacher Conference Day: If you have a concern about your child's progress and would like to schedule an appointment on Friday 1/26, please contact me via email.
*Teacher Work Day- No school for students
Monday- NO School
Wednesday- Science Test (Rocks + Geology)
Friday- NO School
Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Social Studies- Midwest
Math: Probability: Tree Diagrams (Test Next Week)
Science: Rocks, rock formation, and the rock cycle.
We had a great Holiday Class Store today with sales and coupons
. When out shopping please take the opportunity to teach your child what 20% off an item would be, or 40% off. It's a great real life skill. We will be learning more about percents in a future math unit.
A few reminders:
Monday: Math Unit Test (Fractions and Decimals)
Tuesday: Class Party (parents welcome)
Wednesday: Last day before Winter Break.
Next Unit in Math- Probability
Current Science Unit- Geology
Next Week (12/12-12/16):
*Math- Comparing and Ordering Decimals and Fractions
*Social Studies- Southeast test on Thursday (12/15)
*Science- starting Geology
*Read for 20 minutes
*Studying Social Studies notes for test on Thursday
*Math practice: fractions and decimals.
Just a reminder for next week:
Monday- Math Test (Data Analysis)
Tuesday- Science Test (Oceanography)
Wednesday- Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!
Our next units of study:
Social Studies- (Southeast Region)
What a great day at Silver Lake Park! Thank you to all of our great chaperones who volunteered their time to come join us at the park.
Here are a few dates to remember from the office:
- November 2 - Chic-fil-A Spirit Night, 4:00-8:00 pm
- November 3 - Advisory Council Meeting, 6:00 pm
- November 4 - No School (Teacher Workday)
- November 7 - No School (Conference Day)
- November 8 - No School (Election Day)
- November 10 - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
- November 11 - No School (Veteran's Day)
Math- Data Analysis (line graphs, mean, median, mode)
Reading- Strategy Groups
Writing- Finish Publishing and Presenting Writings to Class.
Monday is Pink Out Day- Let's all go Pink!!
A glance at next week . . .
Monday- Picture Day
Wednesday- Math Unit 3 Multiplication/Division Test
Thursday- Social Studies Northeast Test
Friday- Field Trip
Please check your child's folder for papers that are being sent home today, including information about our field trip on Friday. Students should be studying Social Studies notes Monday-Thursday. There is a lot of content information that needs reviewing.
Thank you for your support of your child's education.
Please check for papers that were sent home today with your child. The tan paper is the Impact Aid Form for our school. Please sign and return at your earliest convenience.
10/15- Fall Festival
10/24- Picture Day
10/28- Field Trip to Silver Lake Park (If your child will be going on the field trip, please send in the signed permission slip and $9.00 by Wednesday.)
Social Studies- The Northeast Region of the United States. (Students should be bringing their notebook home Monday-Thursday to review material from class.)
Math- Division, Order of Operations, Word Problems
Approximate Date for the Unit 3 Math Test (Multiplication/Division)- Oct. 25
** We have started division with 2 digit divisors. This can be difficult. Please take the time to work with your child at home. Word problems can also be difficult for students to understand what operation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing) to use. Please encourage them to problem solve at home with real life experiences.
We are ending our week with the school store- and it is a hit!! Thank you parents for adding to our store. It's so fun to see the kids excited about spending their money that they have earned throughout the weeks.
Field Trip- Information is being sent home today- please fill out, sign, and return.
Monday, Oct 10- No School
Tuesday, Oct 11 – Book Fair Week & Interim Reports go home
Thursday, Oct 13 – 4:30 PTO
Saturday, Oct 15 – FALL FESTIVAL
Math- Division, Word Problems
Social Studies- Geography Test- Thursday
Reading- Strategy Groups
Writing- Fictional Prompt
Please encourage your child to do quality work on their homework, and please feel free to check over their homework and help them as needed.
Students should be copying their homework assignments down in their agendas in the morning as part of their morning work. (Monday -Thursday students should be reading for 20 minutes and bringing home their Social Studies interactive notebooks to continue to review material and study vocabulary words.)
Next week: Math- Problem solving with Multiplication and Division Strategies-
(2-digit multiplication quiz Wednesday.)
Social Studies- Geography/Maps- Open Notebook Quiz Thurs.
Reading- Guided Reading Groups/Strategy Groups
Writing- Personal Narrative
Our great school week ended with the Code of Behavior Assembly today, the Beginning of the Year Reading Assessment, and the Class Store!
Thank you to all of the parents who have donated items for the class store. It is so fun to watch the students get excited to buy an item from the store with the money they have earned.
Next week we will begin Geography in Social Studies and focus on Multiplication in Math. Yesterday and today our students learned about Prime and Composite Numbers. See if they can explain how to determine if a number is Prime or Composite?
Thank you for your support already this school year. I look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday at 7pm.
We are off to a great start in 5th grade. Parents please join us for Back to School Night on September 29th at 7pm to learn more about our classroom and what to expect for your child's 5th grade school year.
Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Mrs. Hillis and I am looking forward to teaching 5th grade this year. Hope to see you at Meet the Teacher August 25th!