I wanted to share some of the photos taken last week when we constructed our VEX Kits! The kids had so much fun building a bike and a pulley! This week we'll be reflecting on our year as 5th graders and will do a fun activity called "5th Grade Memories"on Monday. Tuesday we'll begin "Long Live Summer" where we'll still be using our art supplies. Our final papers will also come home in Tuesday folders- please keep these folders at home! We'll use the laptops for a final time on Wednesday, and that afternoon students will come home with their headphones. Thursday students will finish their "Long Live Summer" activities and will bring home their art supplies, anything from their desks, and their chair bags. Friday, don't forget about our 5th Grade Luau and awards program! We are looking forward to ending the year with A BANG! :) Have a great summer!!
We are excited about all our activities this week! We'll be building with VEX kits this week, and learning about energy conversion. We'll also be making a science dictionary in class this week for our final science project. Also this week on Tuesday, students will be hearing from different speakers at Career Day! This should be a fun activity and a fun way to showcase different jobs that students can reach for as they grow. Students will also be allowed to see the Wax Museum presented by our APEX classes this Friday. It should be a very exciting week!
Make sure to remember the upcoming 5th Grade Luau thats next Friday. If you purchased tickets, those tickets will be coming home in your student's Tuesday folder this week. Its going to an awesome event and we hope to see you all there!
I am so excited about the upcoming week! We have a lot of things going this week as well. Monday, Tuesday and Friday in Math we'll continue our study of integers and we'll be adding and subtracting in a lot of fun ways.
In Science this week, we will be focusing on the Family Life Curriculum. Students will be learning a lot about making good choices each day, and we'll even take a look at the foods they eat. We will discuss safety tips, as well as decision making strategies when under pressure.
Wednesday of this week is our Riverboat Trip. More information on this trip is forthcoming- make sure to check your email!
Thursday afternoon we'll have field day- this should also be a very fun event for our class. Make sure to wear clothes to school you don't mind getting dirty and some good solid shoes to play in!
I'll be posting photos of all our events as well so make sure to check back here on the blog to see what all your students are up to! Have a great week!
I cannot believe we have made it all the way to MAY!! WOW!! I am so thankful to all of my students for working so hard this year, especially the past couple of weeks.
May is going to be a super busy month! We have our middle school field trip this week, which should be a lot of fun. Students are not required to wear any special AES shirt or their 5th grade shirts- just come in what you'd normally wear to school.
We are also collecting money for the 5th Grade Luau which will take place on May 26. If you'd like tickets to this event, please have your money turned in by FRIDAY, MAY 5!!!
This week in Math, students will be introduced to integers. We'll be talking about what they are, we'll define absolute value, and we'll begin adding and subtracting integers. We will also take our final I-Ready Benchmark on Friday.
In science, we'll be doing some hands on activities- Monday we'll be making a fountain using mentos and soda, Tuesday we'll take a look at building a free standing platform to see how much weight can be held, and Wednesday we'll make catapults to see who can make their marshmallows fly the farthest! Fun times ahead!
I am going to go ahead and post next week's information as well, since it will be much the same as this week.
We will be using our Math class time to review all skills from the past year. We'll be doing reinforcement activities, centers, and holding small group to make sure everyone has their thinking caps ready for this week! Students will not come home with anything written in their agenda, as there is no homework.
We will have our Nacho Party to celebrate all our hard work on FRIDAY APRIL 28. I am so excited and so proud of all of our students!!
In Science, we will be working on reviewing what we have learned this past year!
What a busy week we are going to have at AES!!
In Math this week, we will be taking the LAST of our Nacho Quizzes! These will cover skills that we have just gone over this past 9 weeks, and I think our students will do really well on them.
We will additionally be using our class time to review all skills from the past year. We'll be doing reinforcement activities, centers, finishing Nacho quizzes, and holding small group to make sure everyone has their thinking caps ready for this week! Students will not come home with anything written in their agenda, as there is no homework. They will come home with a practice packet that you can feel free to review with them- it is an excellent Math review!!
In Science, we will also be reviewing all we have learned this past year. We'll continue our review with Chapters 5 and 6 on Matter, Atoms, States of matter, heat , Energy, and Motion. Students are also coming home with a practice science packet that you can also review with them- its a great science review and they have all done really well on it thus far!
Also, if you have not done so already, make sure to turn in all permission slips for field trips! We have a ton of fun things coming up and we want everyone to be able to participate. Thanks and have a great week!
Good Morning all! We have a lot going on this week..... make sure to remember that this week is a short week- we have Good Friday on Friday so there will be no school
IN Math this week, we will continue our study of Geometry and will have our quiz on Tuesday. Make sure again to review all the handouts that students have brought home with them (workbook pages) and take a look in their Math journals. We have done charts organizing both the types of triangles and quadrilaterals, made foldables for both triangles and quadrilaterals, and we have defined terms and drawn pictures! We have really learned a lot about geometry, and I want to make sure students can show what they know on our quiz so make sure and look over these things with them.
We wil also continue our Nacho Quizzes this week- remember, nacho quizzes help us as teachers to identify which skills your student may be struggling with that we have learned in math this year- and that each day we take a nacho quiz we also go over what went wrong for those who missed problems and we take the time to understand why we got those problems wrong- please don't hesitate to use these nacho quizzes at home as learning and reinforcement tools! Students always come home with correct answers.
In science this week we will continue our review of our science book, this week looking back over the chapters on planets and plate tectonics. Please let me know if you have specific questions about our reviews!
Have a great week, and an awesome Easter holiday!
This week in Math we will continue our activities from lesson 30 and begin lesson 31. All of these activities have to do with Geometry and shapes, and making sure that students understand that all four sided shapes are quadrilaterals and that all three sided shapes are triangles. We will also get more specific about the qualities that make a shape what it is, so be looking for lots of worksheets and workbook pages to come home that you can review with your student. Also please please please review their math journals with them each night!! This is imperative to help them understand basic geometry!
In Science this week, we'll be going back through our textbook beginning with Chapter One to review for our upcoming test. We'll be doing several review activities in class, and I ask that you begin reviewing your student each night using their science journals. There is a ton of information there that will help them remember what all we have learned this year!
This week in Math we'll be finishing up our activities on graphing and will test on Wednesday. After our quiz, we will begin looking at shapes. We'll identify simple shapes (Triangle, square, rectangle) and begin to look at the words parallel, perpendicular, and congruent to help set us up for our geometry lessons over the next few weeks. We'll review how to use a four-function calculator in intervention this week, which will hopefully get us prepared for state testing that is quickly approaching.
We'll be wrapping up chapter two this week and will test on Friday. We'll be reviewing all week long for this, so please make sure and look for the study guide that will be coming home! Also please make sure your student is bringing home their science journals each night- these are full of all kinds of information that we intentionally include so students can bring them home and study even without having a book!
I hope all of you had a fabulous spring break! We have more awesome things going on in Math and Science this week!
This week we'll return to the coordinate plane- Lessons 28 and 29 in our books will conclude our final unit on the coordinate plane for this year. We'll review what a coordinate plane is, what are the x and y coordinates, what is an ordered pair, and we'll do a graphing activity at the end of the week!
Also this week we will begin NACHO QUIZZES, as a test prep for TCAP. They are a fun way to reward your child as well as review or identify skills not mastered. There are 22 math quizzes. If your student scores a 75 or higher they earn a paper chip, which equals a real chip on their plates on the day we decide to serve real nachos! Not all grades will go in the grade book, but all will be scored and corrected. We will go over answers after the quizzes are scored, and as needed in small group. Please check your child's binder each night for that days nacho quiz. The quizzes are by standard. The standard number(s) are listed at the top of each quiz, so if they did not do well you can visit khanacademy.com and have them watch a video and play practice games. If you sign that you reviewed the quiz your child will also get a sticker. Please leave all quizzes and graph in their binder!!! If they make a 100 they also get a reward while the others go over the quiz. We will eat nachos after the last quiz is taken. If they earn a chip for all quizzes they also get a soda. Please let me know if you have any questions about Nacho Quizzes at any point- we are very hopeful that these will be a fun way to review what we have learned this year and pinpoint what we still need help with!
In Science this week we will begin looking at animal adaptations, both physical and behavioral. We'll be looking at several brain pop videos and study jams concerning how animals have and continue to adapt to their environments. We'll complete a worksheet packet this week on adaptations this week as well, that will count as our Science grade for this week.
We will also begin reviewing past skills in Math and Science to help refresh our memories!