Class News

Class Updates: Jan 10

  • Extraordinary Eagle: Nathan!
  • The Learning Week Ahead
  • Calendar Updates

Hello Fabulous 5th Grade Families,

Happy New Year! It sounds like everyone had a restful break with lots of family time and fun. We’ve had a busy week back with all new Learning Targets. Your students did a great job jumping right back into learning. Our reading/writing/social studies curriculum all integrate together for the next month, which is a ton of fun. By the end of the month, your students will become experts on the topic of the American Revolution! Our Fraction Unit is a quick one! Students will take the mid-module this next week after only 8 lessons and we are back to Word Work packets with an emphasis on Greek and Latin roots.

Please note that the ISD had a malware attack during Winter Break that they are still resolving. As a result, district email has been sporadic. If you have sent me an email and I have not responded, please try again!

This Week’s Extraordinary Eagle: Nathan! This week I would like to recognize Nathan. Hardworking, kind, and reliable are the words that describe him. I appreciate his calm presence in our class and I can always rely in him to do the right thing. He is a valuable member of our classroom community. Way to go, Nathan!

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Managing Anxiety
  • Math: Module 3 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. Mid-Module Test is Wednesday
  • Reading: Levels of Complexity of Nonfiction & New Book Clubs
  • Writing: Nonfiction Research Reports on the American Revolution
  • Word Study: Lesson 26 Number Prefixes (quad/quint/pent/oct/dec/cent)
  • Social Studies Unit 2: The American Revolution

Upcoming Dates:

1/10 Eager Reader Begins

1/20 No School (Observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day)

1/27 No School (Teacher Work Day)

1/28-2/13 FLASH Instruction

2/14 Valentine’s Party

2/17-2/21 Mid-Winter Break

3/16 Report Cards Live on Skyward-End of Winter Quarter

3/16 PLMS Visit

Thinking WAY Ahead

4/13-4/17 Spring Break

May SBA Testing Dates:

            5/5 ELA Performance Task

            5/7 ELA CAT

5/8 Math Performance Task

5/11 Math Cat

5/12 Science Assessment

6/16 Promotion (note: this date may change dependent on snow days)

6/18 Last Day of School (please note: this day might change due to possible snow days)

Stay Warm!

Mrs O

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Happy Winter Break 12/20-1/5

School Resumes on January 6, 2020

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Class Updates: Dec 16

Hello Fabulous 5th Grade Families,

We are on the home stretch to Winter Break. We have a busy Tues-Friday coming up! Here’s the scoop:

12/18 Gingerbread Houses with 2nd Grade Reading Buddies

            Please send your decorating items in by Wednesday morning! Attached is the list of food items needed. There’s a few items left, so please take a look and see if you can bring an item in. Thanks!

12/18 T-shirt Reading Projects due

12/20 Book Exchange Another fun December Tradition has been a “Book Exchange”. Please have your child bring in a wrapped book. It does not need to be new, gently used is fine and encouraged! The idea is we are celebrating a fun season with classroom friends and bringing home a new book to read during Winter Break.

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Emotion Management
  • Math: Module 2 Final Test will be 12/18.
  • Reading: integrated into our social studies unit this week; reading for main idea
  • Writing: Free Write with mini lessons on grammar, verb tense and word choice
  • Word Study: no word study packets this week.
  • Social Studies: US First People, Encounter and Colonization
    • Attached is a note about our upcoming lesson on slavery
    • To support our learnings in Social Studies, our class will have the opportunity to experience a Google Expedition. Google Expeditionsis a virtual-reality teaching tool. You can visit foreign countries, walk through a museum, explore historical sites and more without leaving the classroom.  Students will use the View-master VR Headset which is designed specifically for children from age 7+, with supervision. It's based on Google cardboard and works with selected iPhones and Android phones. The amount of time in an expedition ranges from 5-15 minutes with frequent breaks. 

Specific expeditions have been selected to align with our adopted Social Studies curriculum (grades 2-5). To learn more about Google Expeditions, click here.  Tomorrow we will be viewing the Jamestown expedition focusing on what the terrain was like and how it helped or hindered the first colonists. In addition, the students learned a new online game today that supports our learning on the Jamestown colony. Here is the website if you want to check it out at home http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/jamestowngame.html

 

Have a great Winter Break with your families!

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Class Updates: Dec 6

  • Extraordinary Eagle: Trishna!
  • December Calendar Dates
  • The Learning Week Ahead

Hello Fabulous 5th Grade Families,

Thank you for a wonderful two days of conferences. I love having the opportunity to sit down with students and parents and celebrate successes and help develop goals for improvement. I appreciate the gift of time and the renewal that it brings to student energy and learning.

This Week’s Extraordinary Eagle: Trishna! This week I would like to recognize Trishna as an Extraordinary Eagle. Daily, Trishna models our three school rules; Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible. She is always kind to others, she always follows school rules and is an organized and accountable student. I can always count on her to be a peer model and lead others in a gentle way. Way to go, Trishna! Keep on shining

December Calendar We have a handful of days left before break. While we continue with learning until the end, we are adding a few fun moments as well:

            12/9 & 12/12 Guest Teacher on these days

            12/13 Math Support

12/18 Gingerbread Houses with 2nd Grade Reading Buddies Recently we began teaming with Mrs. Gerrity’s 2nd grade class on Wednesdays. This is such a great opportunity for the 5th graders to practice some leadership skills. It has been our tradition the past 7 years to get together and decorate Gingerbread Houses in December. Please see the attachment for what to bring. We would like the items by Monday, 12/16.

12/18 T-shirt Reading Projects due

12/20 Book Exchange Another fun December Tradition has been a “Book Exchange”. Please have your child bring in a wrapped book. It does not need to be new, gently used is fine and encouraged! The idea is we are celebrating a fun season with classroom friends and bringing home a new book to read during Winter Break.

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Emotion Management
  • Math: Module 2 Final Test will be 12/18. In the meantime, practice that long division!
  • Reading: Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Writing: Free Write with mini lessons on grammar, verb tense and word choice
  • Word Study: Lesson 12
  • Social Studies: US First People, Encounter and Colonization

 Upcoming Dates:

12/9 & 12/12 Guest Teacher

12/13 Math Support

12/18 Unit 2 Final Module Test

12/18 Gingerbread Houses with Reading Buddies

12/20 Book Gift Exchange & Holiday Traditions

12/21-1/5 Winter Break

1/6/20 School Resumes

 

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 Class Updates: Nov 25

  • Extraordinary Eagle: Ruhaan!
  • Writer’s Café is Wednesday!
  • TShirt Book Project
  • Reminders for Weather
  • The Learning Week Ahead
  • Upcoming Dates

 Hello Fab 5th Grade Families,

We have a short, but important week ahead. Students are madly finishing their writing, reviewing progress in math and reflecting on their learning thus far as we dig in and decipher the report card area of Behaviors That Promote Learning. We need longer school days! J Read on for the latest in Portable 28.

Extraordinary Eagle I would like to recognize Ruhaan as a Discovery Extraordinary Eagle this week. Ruhaan consistently models a positive attitude and an authentic concern for his classmates. He truly is able to able to empathize with others. This is such a gift! Thank you Ruhaan for always being so kind. I am so proud of you.

Writer’s Café Please join us on Wednesday, 11/27 12:30pm-1:30pm to celebrate a great quarter of reading and writing in our 5th Grade Classroom! Students will be showcasing their Personal Narrative writing and a Where I am From poems. And, there will be treats! You certainly don’t want to miss this special event.

Book Project: T-Shirt Book Talks Information regarding this project is in the Friday Folder. Please see attachment. Due date is Wednesday, 12/18.

Winter is Coming Please remind your students to pack a warm coat every single day. Many of them are wearing sweatshirts to recess in the rain and then are chilled the rest of the afternoon. We go to recess rain or shine and your student should be adequately dressed for the weather. Adding a pair of mittens to the backpack would be great, too. Winter in the Northwest is damp and chilly. A simple pair of mittens, a hat and a jacket make recess tolerable.

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): In lieu of a Second Step lesson this upcoming week, we will be reviewing the Behaviors that Promote Learning part of the report card.
  • Math: Module 2 Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations-tests were handed back and will be in the Friday (Wednesday) folders this week.
  • Reading: Compare/Contrast Theme and Main Idea
  • Writing: Writer’s Café on Wednesday!
  • Word Study: none this week
  • Science: Plant Investigation: continued observations
  • Social Studies: US First People, Encounter and Colonization

 Upcoming Dates:

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café & Open House 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 18 Tshirt Reading Projects Due

            Dec 20 Book Exchange

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

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Class Updates: Nov 15

  • Extraordinary Eagle: Logan!
  • Conference Scheduler
  • Learning Plan for the Week Ahead
  • Upcoming Dates

 Hello Fab 5th Grade Families,

Here is the plan for the week ahead. These kids are working hard!

Extraordinary Eagle I would like to recognize Logan Blodgett as an Extraordinary Eagle. Logan is a kind and gentle member of our classroom community. He always works hard, is very responsible, and is thoughtful and considerate of others. I am so proud of you, Logan. Discovery Elementary is a great place to learn and play because of students like you.

Conference Scheduler: Just about everyone is scheduled for a conference! Thank you for signing up so quickly.  If you are traveling during the conference dates, then we will schedule a conference in January when you return.

 Here are the directions again: Once you have logged into Family Access you will need to click on the Teacher Conferences tab to sign up for available times you would like to have your conferences. Directions with step-by-step screen shots are here & here in Spanish.

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): We can learn to disagree respectfully. We really can! J Please watch for homework coming home this week, you get to role play with your kiddos!
  • Math: Module 2 Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
    • Students will take the Mid-Module test on Monday.
  • Reading: Book Clubs and Theme
    • Most groups have completed their first book and have written a summary. This work now continues into the work on THEME-really what is the lesson of the story (growing up, loss, perseverance etc)
  • Writing: Personal Narrative & Figurative Language (metaphor/similie/personification)
  • Word Study: Lesson 8 suffixes –ment/-less/-ness
  • Science: Plant Investigation: continued observations
  • Social Studies: US First People, Encounter and Colonization
    • We are starting our first unit this week. Please see parent letter attachment regarding this unit

 

Upcoming Dates:

            Nov 19 PTSA Meeting 6:30pm

Nov 20 Mrs Ogden Sub for 5th Grade Training Day

Nov 21 Vision/Hearing Screening

Nov 22 PTSA Movie Night

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café & Open House 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

Have a great rest of the weekend! It looks like a great day to sit inside and read books! J

Mrs O

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Class Updates: Nov 4

  • Week in Review: Harvest Party Thanks & Seesaw
  • Learning Plan for the Week
  • Help Needed
  • Upcoming Dates

 Hello Fab 5th Grade Families & Happy Fall,

Extraordinary Eagle –no name this week. Stay tuned for next week!

Week in Review:

Thank you to Ritu and Helper Moms for organizing a fun Harvest Party! We had a great time playing games and eating delicious treats! The students and I finished off the day by watching my childhood favorite, Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin. So fun!

Seesaw App If you haven’t had a chance, head over to our classroom Seesaw app! I have started to upload photos of projects, in-class learning and everyday classroom moments. Check it out! https://app.seesaw.me/#/class/class.1fbc6da9-18df-4317-9317-93107af2069a

 Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week:

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Accepting Differences & Spirit Week!
  • Math: Module 2 Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
  • Reading: Book Clubs and Summarizing
  • Writing: Personal Narrative & Figurative Language (metaphor/similie/personification)
  • Word Study: Noun Suffixes or, er, ian (as in conductor/maker/musician)
  • Science: Plant Investigation (bee study & pollination & continued observation notes)

Help Needed we are in search of one more Library Volunteer on Tuesdays 9:30am-10:30am. Please contact Portia at discoverylibrarycoordinator@gmail.com if you can help out. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day-No School & Conference Scheduler Opens

Nov 13 Multicultural Night

Nov 21 Vision/Hearing Screening

Nov 22 PTSA Movie Night

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café & Open House 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

Thanks a bunch!

Mrs O

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Class Updates: October 28

* Extraordinary Eagle

  • Week in Review: Book Clubs, Prodigy,
  • Learning Plan for the Week
  • Upcoming Dates

 Hello Fab 5th Grade Families!

Extraordinary Eagle –no name this week. Stay tuned for next week!

Week in Review:

            We are in real school mode for sure! This past week we started Book Clubs. Your student was placed in a group with others of similar reading ability and they are meeting daily to discuss the night’s reading. We established Book Club “norms” and rules and the kids have done beautifully! I am really proud of them. We had some teacher visitors in our classroom to observe and they raved about the students’ ability to stay on topic and have meaningful discussions. Yay! This usually takes a lot of practice! Give your kiddo some praise for this. J Please note: I have intentionally placed the students at last spring’s reading level with the goal of using this as a teaching time for the group routines etc. Your child’s next book (next week) will be at a higher level.

In addition to some great literacy learning, the students worked hard to come up with an investigation to try out on our Wisconsin Fast Plants. They are investigating the effects of colored water on the growth of their plants. I must say the colored water is quite pretty! Stay tuned for updates the next few weeks as we watch out plants grow.

Lastly, we started using Prodigy Math Games this past week. Each student created a new account using their Clever login information. This is a new platform for me, so I am learning right along with them. So far I have been impressed with how the games line up with our learning targets.

Module One Math Assessments were sent home on Friday in the Friday folders. Make sure you are going through the folders every Friday and sign them and send them back. This is an important routine for the students. Thanks!

Learning Plan for the Upcoming Week:

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Listening with Attention-Part 2
  • Math: Module 2 Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
    • Module 1 Final Exams were sent home in the Friday Folders. The kids did great!
  • Reading: Book Clubs and Theme
  • Writing: Personal Narrative
  • Word Study: Comparative Suffixes: er/est/ier/iest Part 2 Due Wednesday, 10/30
  • Science: Plant Investigation

Upcoming Dates:

            Oct 29 Photo Retakes

Oct 31 Harvest Party 1:00pm-2:00pm

                        Students are allowed to wear costumes to school (no masks, no weapons).

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day-No School & Conference Scheduler Opens

Nov 13 Multicultural Night

Nov 21 Vision/Hearing Screening

Nov 22 PTSA Movie Night

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café & Open House 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

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Class Updates: October 16

  • Extraordinary Eagle
  • Camp Thank You
  • Learning Plan for the Week
  • Harvest Party 10/31
  • Upcoming Dates
  • LOTS of PTSA Updates-read until the end! J

Hello Fab 5th Grade Families!

Extraordinary Eagle is a new program that we have started here at Discovery to showcase positive individual student behavior. Student names are read every Wednesday morning and then those students are invited to eat lunch with the Principal, receive a certificate and small gift-pretty cool!

I would like to recognize Ben as an Extraordinary Eagle this week. He was focused, worked hard, showed kindness and demonstrated self-control while at Camp Colman. I appreciate him for modeling our 3 Discovery Rules at camp; being KIND, SAFE & RESPONSIBLE. Way to go, Ben. I am so proud of you!!

Camp Thanks! We had a great time at camp! Thank you our class chaperones Henry Hu, Chris Richins, Sandeep Chawla and Alan Huang for donating your gifts of time and energy for this important event. We appreciate you!

Learning Plan for the Week:

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Our Morning Meetings are an important time to build community, learn strategies on how to handle conflict, make friends and get along well with others. We begin each school day with a greeting, sharing and then we discuss a class topic. This week we worked on communication strategies (body language, tone) while creating a “spider web” from yarn.

  • Math: Lessons 13-16 & End of Module Review. Test on Monday!
  • Reading: Plot Structure, Character Studies Continue & How to “Book Club”
  • Writing: Narrative
  • Word Study:  Parts of Speech
  • Science: Ch 4 How Do Living Things Survive and Change Poster Presentations & Review

Harvest Party, 10/31

Our class will have a Harvest Party on 10/31. Students are allowed to wear costumes to school (no masks, no weapons). Our class party mom, Ritu (Saisha’s mom) will be sending out an email with more info! Party will be 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Upcoming Dates:

Oct 25 Spooky Spaghetti 6-8pm @ Discovery

Oct 31 Harvest Party 2:30pm-3:30pm

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day-No School

Nov 27 Writer’s Café 12:30pm-1:30pm

Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

PTSA Updates:

Fall Fundraiser: The Discovery PTSA fall fundraiser is underway until October 31 and is the ONE major fundraiser we hold during the year. Without your support, our programs are at risk. From community building events and educational enrichment programs, to teacher and classroom support, every dollar you donate funds opportunities for our students. Our fundraising goal is $40,000. It’s a big goal, but we have big programs to support! It’s imperative we reach our goal, and no contribution is too small to help us get there

In addition to supporting your school, your student has the chance to WIN prizes! Lunchtime announcements will be even more exciting for your child as we’ll be announcing prize winners every Friday of the fundraiser starting October 18! Any student can enter the prize drawing — donating does not increase the chance of winning — but we hope it encourages your generous donations.

Please visit discoveryptsa.org TODAY to learn more and to donate. 

Spooky Spaghetti: Our first ever Spooky Spaghetti is on Friday, October 25; tickets are on sale now for $5 (kids under 4 are FREE!) which includes dinner. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, games, a photo booth and more. We're also still looking for volunteers to help make this event great...signing up for a shift of as little as 30 minutes gets you a free entry ticket! 

Reflections: Every child has an inner artist, and Reflections is a National PTA art recognition program that helps students celebrate their creativity. 
Encourage your Discovery Kindergarten through 5th Grade student to create an original work of art in response to the theme “LOOK WITHIN”. Entries are due by November 4. More information can be found here

Spirit Wear Re-Order: Due to popular demand, we are having a limited-time re-order sale on our Discovery Spirit Wear! Order by October 21st to get any last-minute items you may have missed including our NEW pom-pom hat...perfect for the chilly winter days ahead.Visit discoveryptsa.org to see your options and place your order. 

 Spirit Week: Let's celebrate our school spirit during Spirit Week, November 4 through 8.Fun themed days get kids excited and show their pride in their school! More information on the daily themes can be found here.

Multicultural Night: Save the date for this well-loved event: Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. More details coming soon, including how you can participate!

 

 

 

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Class Updates: October 1

  • Extraordinary Eagles
  • Camp Reminders
  • Winn Dixie Movie
  • Math Support Begins Oct 17 8:15-9:00am
  • Learning Plan for the Week
  • Upcoming Dates

 Hello Fab 5th Grade Families!

Extraordinary Eagle is a new program that we have started here at Discovery to showcase positive individual student behavior. Student names are read every Wednesday morning and then those students are invited to eat lunch with the Principal, receive a certificate and small gift-pretty cool! Congratulations to this week’s Extraordinary Eagle, Nica!

My extraordinary Eagle this week is Nica. Kindness, trustworthiness and determination most closely describe her. Even though Nica is new to Discovery, she has already jumped right into a leadership role with our Ambassador program. She is a student that others look up to and is an important part of our classroom and community. We are proud of you, Nica!

Camp Reminders: please see attachment for the Camp Week schedule

Winn Dixie Movie: We completed our first reading novel, Because of Winn Dixie last week. If you are not familiar with this book, ask your kiddo about it. There are some great themes that allow for great class discussions! We are planning on watching the movie next Monday and Tuesday. Here is a link for the movie so you can check it out. Please let me know if you have questions.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/because-of-winn-dixie

Math Support I will be starting a Math Support group on Thursdays this year from October 17-June 4 8:15am -9:00am. This group will be small-most likely 3-5 students and only for students who need the gift of time with extra re-teaching on tricky concepts. I will send out invitations to those students.

Learning Plan for the Week:

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Our Morning Meetings are an important time to build community, learn strategies on how to handle conflict, make friends and get along well with others. We begin each school day with a greeting, sharing and then we discuss a class topic. This week we have created a decision making model for our class (big stuff!) and the students have learned how to vote. Our class has earned 50 Eagle Tokens for great behavior, so they will be utilizing this strategy as they decide how to spend their Class Reward of 20 minutes.

  • Math: Lessons 9-12 adding/subtracting and multiplying decimal fractions.
  • Reading: Plot Structure, Character Studies & How to Write a Reading Response Part 2
  • Writing: Narrative
  • Word Study: Parts of Speech
  • Science: Ch 4 How Do Living Things Survive and Change?

Upcoming Dates:

            Oct 9-11 Camp Colman

            Oct 14 No School-Teacher Training Day

Oct 17 8:15-9:00am Math Support Begins

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day-No School

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

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Class Updates: September 25

  • Extraordinary Eagles
  • Safety Week
  • Camp Mtg 9/25
  • Math Support Begins Oct 17 8:15-9:00am
  • Learning Plan for the Week
  • Upcoming Dates

Hello and Happy Monday! This is my favorite time of year. The days are cooler, fall colors are out and school is in full swing-yay! With almost a month under our belts, I am happy to report that this group of terrific kiddos is coming together as a learning community. Many of them are involved in Student Ambassadors helping with our younger students before school, during lunch and at dismissal-what a great leadership opportunity for them!

Here are a few classroom details to share from this week including the learning plan for the week.

Extraordinary Eagles is a new program that we have started here at Discovery to showcase positive individual student behavior. Student names are read every Wednesday morning and then those students are invited to eat lunch with the Principal, receive a certificate and small gift-pretty cool! This past week, Omar received our first award;

I would like to recommend Omar as an Extraordinary Eagle. Not only is he friendly and positive, but he has already shown responsibility as one of our Kindergarten Ambassadors this fall. I am so thankful to have Omar as part of our classroom and community. Way to go, Omar!

Stay tuned for next week’s Extraordinary Eagle! This class is full of them! J

Safety Week This is an important week at Discovery. The students and staff will be practicing all of our safety drills; earthquake, lockdown, shelter in place and fire drill. Students will be notified prior to the drill so we can use it as a teaching tool to best prepare them for a real event. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Camp Update: Thank you for sending in your completed camp packets. Plan on sending at least one parent to this week’s camp meeting on 9/25 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Math Support I will be starting a Math Support group on Thursdays this year from October 17-June 4 8:15am -9:00am. This group will be small-most likely 3-5 students and only for students who need the gift of time with extra re-teaching on tricky concepts. I will send out invitations to those students.

Learning Plan for the Week:

  • Social Emotional: Safety Week & Being Assertive
  • Math: Lessons 5-8 & Mid-Module Exam (review sheet will be sent home on Wed)
  • Reading: Plot Structure, Character Studies & How to Write a Reading Response
  • Writing: Narrative
  • Word Study: Suffixes –y,ly,ily, & Parts of Speech
  • Science: Ch 4 How Do Living Things Survive and Change?

Upcoming Dates:

            Oct 9-11 Camp Colman

            Oct 14 No School-Teacher Training Day

            Nov 11 Veteran’s Day-No School

            Nov 27 Writer’s Café 12:30pm-1:30pm

            Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School

            Dec 2 Report Cards Posted

            Dec 4 & 5 Conferences

            Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break

 

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Hi All

There are a handful of students who need more practice with place value understanding. Here is a link for some Kahn Academy video tutorials. Check it out, if needed! Also, please note I will begin math tutoring on Thursday mornings beginning mid-October. Stay tuned for more info on that. Have a great evening,

Mrs O

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/5th-engage-ny/engage-5th-module-1

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Hello Fabulous 5th Grade Families-

Happy Fall! It is great to be back to the routines of school! This class is already off to a great start and I cannot wait to tell you all about it tomorrow.

 Curriculum Night is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11 6:00pm-7:00pm.

The meeting will start in the Discovery MPR at 6:00pm with a greeting from the principal and then will finish in each student’s classroom. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night!

 Kind Regards,

Linda

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Dear Future 5th Graders,

I hope you are having a great summer getting some exercise, reading books, trying new things and spreading Discovery Kindness wherever you go. I cannot wait to meet you all in September!

See you on September 3, 10:15am-11:15am for Meet the Teacher! Please bring your school supplies. 

Mrs O