Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…
Math: Students will continue to learn how to multiple and divide decimals this week (Chapter 6). We will have out Chapter 6 test on Friday. This week, we will learn how to divide decimals by whole numbers, divide decimals by decimals, divide decimals by powers of ten, and spend a day reviewing.
ELA: We will continue our comparing and contrast focus skill this week and finish reading “Wading into Marine Biology”. We will be completing a Venn Diagram on the similarities and differences between the different tidal zones within the story. We will also begin a project which focuses on comparing and contrasting animals that live in the ocean. Students will choose an ocean animal and research two different species of that animal. We will be completing a writing activity with the research we conducted. We will work on vocab posters this week and take our Lesson 12 vocab/comprehension/focus skill test on Friday.
Social Studies: Students will go to Mrs. Purzycki’s class to complete their Science Unit for MP 2 starting on Monday of this week.
Spelling: Lesson 13 spelling test will be this Friday. Packets are due on the the 14th as well. Go to https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 13. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!
Grammar: We will identify and use commas within sentences this week.
Writing: We will complete a TDA using a short reading passage this week.
READING FAIR PROJECTS: These projects were introduced to your children last week. Their assignment includes reading a book (fictional) of their choice and creating a tri-fold with specific information included. These projects will be due after Christmas Break and the hope (along with the other 5th grade classes) is to present them to the school in a “Reading Fair” in mid January. We will have minimal time (some) to work on these during the school day. The majority of the project should be done at home.
Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday
11-Discover Co-Hort Grades 3-4
3- Discover Co-Hort Grades 5-6
21- Shine Time- Holiday School Sing-a-Long- 10:30 AM
21- Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session
24-1- Holiday Break