Mrs. Wick's 5th Grade Friday Notes May 25, 2012 Important Dates: Mon., 5/28 – Memorial Day Tues., 5/29 – State and/or Capital retakes (students must have passed State Locations and State Capitals quizzes with 80% or better) Tues., 5/29 – U. S. Regions Clicker Quiz Tues., 5/29 – ALL BOOKS DUE (texts, classroom library) Thurs., 5/31 - Read-In, Tom Sawyer movie, Promotion rehearsal Fri., 6/1 – Promotion and Tom Sawyer Picnic (Half Day) ----------------------------------- Ready, Set, Contact Mrs. Wick 488-7553 [email protected] http://staffweb.psdschools.org/pwick Classroom Coordinator: Mrs. Casey 223-0047 [email protected] Scoop on Science Students enjoyed Eco and wrote some very enthusiastic and thoughtful Eco reflections this week. These will be enclosed in next week’s Friday folder. Students also read and responded to an article, “Protecting the Environment,” this week. Promotion and Tom Sawyer Picnic Your invitation to the Traut Core Knowledge School Promotion ceremony is included in this Friday folder. Feel free to copy it if you need more for additional family members Please see the parent letter included in this Friday folder for information on the Promotion ceremony and Tom Sawyer Picnic, both to be held Friday, June 1. Gist on Geography Students completed the United States Regions unit this week. They have their graded packets in order to prepare for a Clicker quiz on Tuesday. Students have also done an amazing job learning the locations of the 50 states and the states’ capitals. Any retakes (students who scores less than 80%) are Tuesday. Memos on Math Students have been learning how to add and subtract mixed numbers with regrouping and borrowing (Ch. 17). Students also took the End-of-Year 5th Grade Math Inventory this week. Next week we’ll explore multiplying and dividing fractions. Students should be at 90% completion and accuracy at this point and will affect their final grade in math. Lots About Language Arts Language: Enclosed you will find your child’s graded animal reports. They have grown so much this year with research skills as well as organizing and writing a report. Half the class also presented extra credit Prezi or PowerPoint projects. They were beautifully done! Reading: We just finished reading the novel Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. It ties in nicely with westward expansion and our studies of Native American cultures and conflicts. We’ll watch the film for this movie on Tuesday at 2:00. Students are welcome to bring movie snacks. Students experienced each other’s historical fiction diorama and summary this week at a Readers’ Theater. I know many found new books they want to read SPECIALS NEXT WEEK: Music is the special next week.