Next week we will continue our vocabulary and grammar routines. Here is a reminder of the assignments and due dates:
Monday-all assignments given (vocabulary sentences and practice questions on Edmodo, grammar packet)
Tuesday- Vocabulary sentences due on Edmodo
Thursday- vocabulary assignment (10 questions) on Edmodo due, grammar packet due
Friday- vocabulary and grammar quizzes
Resources to review the next prefix, “bi-” can be found in the folder on our Edmodo class page.
We started Revolutionary War novel groups this past week. Students have had some time in class to get started on their assignments; anything not finished in class should be completed at home by the due date. Due dates and assignments can be found inside students’ file folders or here.
Winter MAP testing will be the week of December 10. 5th grade students will be taking the math assessment Tuesday, December 11 at 9:10. The reading assessment is scheduled for Friday, December 14 at 1:10. If you are able to schedule absences around these times, that would be great!
We are wrapping up our study of Earth in Space. Big ideas, keys for notes, and resources for each lesson can be found here. The unit test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th. In conjunction with this unit, we will also be working on some design engineering projects where students research problems with space exploration and work to design potential solutions. We will tie this in to the Cardboard Challenge for this year! Here is the information from Mrs. Wasik about this year’s challenge:
Your child’s class will be participating in Dryden’s own version of the Global Cardboard Challenge in December, inspired by a 9 year old boy, who built an arcade entirely out of cardboard. This cardboard idea sparked a movement and the Imagination Foundation, whose mission is to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world.
Students will be working in small groups to design something out of cardboard that can help solve a problem tied to space exploration. They may have some parameters with ideas as to what the solution could be, but the idea of this project is to foster collaboration and creativity. Students will also be problem solving, reflecting, and giving/receiving feedback as they design. The culminating activity will be an hour in the morning or afternoon of sharing and play with other classrooms that participated as well.
The classroom is in need of cardboard- all shapes, sizes, and colors! Please DO NOT send in cardboard that contained food at any point for allergy purposes. Examples of some great boxes- shoe boxes, Amazon boxes, etc. Many thanks in advance for your help!
We can’t wait to get creative!!
Have a great Dolphin week!