The Week of 2/20…

I can’t believe February is coming to an end! Hopefully that means the snow is too? Fingers crossed 🙂

Last week, my students participated in their 2nd “Google Mystery Hangout”! In case your kiddos haven’t already told you about this awesome experience- a Google Mystery Hangout is a lesson where we video chat with another 5th grade class and try to guess where they are located in the world by asking “yes/no” questions. Each student has an assigned “job” they must complete in order to solve the mystery.  It is such a fantastic way to learn more about our country and the opportunity to work on our problem solving/team work skills! So far, we have visited Cape Elizabeth, Maine and last week we talked to students from Grapeland, Texas. They had such cool accents! Here are a few photos of my students working together in their mystery hangout this week…

This Friday, we will be video chatting with my cousin who lives in  REALLY COOL PLACE! I wonder if we will be able to  guess where she lives?

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s classroom this week…

In Math… we will continue with Chapter 10 this week. We will learn how to divide different types of fractions. We will begin to review for our Chapter 10 assessment by the end of the week and will have our test next week 🙂

In Social Studies… this week we will wrap up our Government unit. We will review for our assessment on Tuesday and be tested on Wednesday. We will end our unit with a really creative project that will take two days to complete. All I have to say is I hope my student’s get their singing voices ready 🙂 Hopefully I will have some videos of their creations to post on next week’s blog post. Next Monday- my homeroom kiddos will go to Mrs. Puzycki’s class for their next science unit.

In ELA….this week we will continue to focus on Lesson 17 “Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street” We will reread the story on Tuesday, focusing in on our skill of inferencing. We will be tested on our vocab words on Wednesday and complete our comprehension and focus skill test on  Thursday of this week. We will begin our TDA for this lesson on Friday.

In Spelling…Spelling Packets for Lesson 20 are due this Friday 2/23. Our test will also be this 2/23. The spelling list is activated on spelling city so please encourage your children to study their words through this website (if they have access to a computer at home) This is a fun and interactive way to learn their spelling words. https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007

THIS IS A REVEIW WEEK (lessons 16-19). There is an extra page in the spelling packets this week that will count as EXTRA CREDIT. 

*We will have social skill lessons with Mr. Schuck this week on Wednesday and Friday

Important Dates in February:

22- Grade 5 Math Bowl (GOOD LUCK BRADY AND JORDAN!)

23- Shine Time- 2:30 PM

27- CM Spring Pictures

28- Lunch and Learn Session #2

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