Bartol Bunch Weekly News
September 23-27, 2019
Picture Day is on Tuesday! Everyone loves to smile for the camera, and our time will be at 10:45. Orders can be sent to school or done online. With the return of warmer weather, students are needing to stay hydrated. Feel free to send a reusable and recloseable water bottle to school with your child. We all thank you in advance for not sending the type that when you squeeze make lots of crackly noises.
Here's how our week is shaping up:
Math- students will cwrap up Unit 1, which is all about patterns. This week we will be finishing by looking at prime factorization and the patterns to get to prime numbers. Unit 2 will begin on Wednesday. This unit is a review of operations +,-,*, and /, along with decimals. As a group, many students need extra multiplication facts practice at home, so they can access their MobyMax accounts to practice those. Students continue to earn game time, while practicing fact fluency.
Writing: Students will be writing narrative paragraphs reviewing topic sentences, supporting details, capitalization, punctuation, and connecting beginnings to endings. We will read the book, Stop That Pickle, as a mentor text. This week's narrative is an outrageous description and will include using personifications in a way that explains its meaning.
Spelling: Week #3 words will focus on ing- ending patterns, where you drop the e then add ing. Our Latin/Greek vocabulary roots this week are sym,thesis, discipulus nomen, verbum. Vocabulary quizzes are on Thursdays and Spelling tests are on Fridays. Daily assignments are on the inside cover of the spelling notebook.
Reading: Students are reading independently at their level for 20-30 minutes in class. In addition, we continue to read a modern classic historical fiction book, Sign of the Beaver, as we practice identifying main ideas, supporting details, character traits, and character interactions. Skills lessons this week will focus on Sequencing and vocabulary in both fiction and non-fiction short readings.
Social Studies: Unit 2, our big unit on Pre-Columbian Native Americans will begin this week. Students will research ways that the first peoples came to the Americas, and their dependence on the natural seasons and maize.
I am available before school (6:45-7:10), during Specialist (8:20-8:55), or after school (2:15-3:15) if you want to get in touch. Look for updated weekly newsletters through your email, or posted on my classroom website.
As you can see, we are always busy in 5th grade!
Ms. Lynn Bartol
KinderBuddies Ms. Shetka's class
Picture Day at 10:30