Tomorrow is PICTURE RETAKE DAY! Please make sure that your child is prepared if you choose to have their photo retaken!
Tomorrow is also CAMPING DAY! We’ll have a normal day, except that we’ll be “camping out” in the classroom, If your child has a flashlight and either a blanket or small sleeping bag, feel free to send it in tomorrow.
Thank you for all that you do for our 5L students!
We’ve been really busy in 5-L! Lately we’ve been doing lots of long division, discussing theme, and looking more closely at cells under microscopes. We also learned more about showing respect and having a growth-mindset.
Please remember that our pumpkin book projects will be due on October 26th. The week of October 22nd-26th I will give students some time in-class to work on their projects, however, the written parts of their assignments should be completed at home. These may be hand-written or typed. Please send in pumpkins by Monday, October 22nd if possible.
Also, we will be having a fall-themed party with our second grade buddies on October 26th. If you would like to donate some small pumpkins (Jack Be Little sized), please let me know. I would gladly accept donations!
Thank you for all that you do to support our classroom!
Today in five Lutz we had a blast doing our Mystery Skype! It included teamwork , listening skills , and a little knowledge about geography. Every single person in five Lutz had a job so everybody was included.
The class we Skyped with a class that was located in Georgia. We had a friendly little competition to see who could guess where the other class was. Unfortunately the other class guessed first by a second. Mystery Skype is a chance for classes to get to communicate with each other and socialize. We had fun and we recommend doing a Mystery Skype too.
We had an exciting week! We learned about animal and plant cells, and constructed a cell replica using cookies and candy. We received Monarch butterflies chrysalises from the grandmother of one of our classroom family members, watched a caterpillar transform into a chrysalis, and released four butterflies. We also had our first Mystery Skype. From Eva: A couple of days ago we did a Mystery Skype! That is when we call a different class and try to guess where they are. We can only use yes or no questions. The class that we skyped with was in Illinois. Fun fact: they don’t eat ketchup on their hot dogs. We all had a great time!
Have a terrific weekend, 5-L Family! Don’t forget to wear your sneakers for gym on Monday!
This week we learned about the parts of the animal cell, compared decimals and reviewed place value, read a realistic fiction excerpt called Rope Burn (and climbed a rope to give us some perspective), wrote about our future plans and learned some new vocabulary words. Some follow up questions for home might be:
-How did you practice your spelling words at school this week?
-What vocabulary word did your group act out, and how did you demonstrate it?
-What was the conflict and resolution in Rope Burn?
-How do you write 324.987 in expanded form?
-What is one thing that your class is doing well, and what’s one area for improvement?