Fifth Grade – Robinson

October Newsletter

What we’re learning in 5th Grade:

Reading: Making predictions based on facts and details in selected readings

Writing: We are brainstorming, writing rough drafts, and editing. Expectation is to write continuously every day in their journals.

Math: Multiplication facts, multiplying numbers, dividing numbers, and number sense.

Social Studies: We are learning about the Five Themes of Geography and the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs.

Please work on multiplication facts at home.

Students will be doing a book report at the start of October.  They may choose their own book to read.  The book report will include a summary of what they have read and conclusion that includes what they thought about it.

Nutrition starts on 10-9-2017

Homework:  Spelling List Friday, Pretest
Monday and Weekly Reading Logs

Fall Harvest Party – Our Fall Harvest Party will be held on Friday, October 27th at 1:30pm.  Students may bring their costumes to school to change into but please no scary costumes, masks, or inappropriate props.  Some acceptable costumes would be favorite characters, superheroes, or animals.  Bring costumes to change into after lunch. We will have food harvest in our room. For our food harvest, parents will bring in snacks, drinks, and other yummy treats.  If you would like to bring in a treat or volunteer to help, please let me know.

Our classroom is working on using appropriate behavior in the classroom and whole school in general. We are using the C.H.A.M.P.S (Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, and Success) model for classroom management. We go over this model before each activity.  The following is a sample of C.H.A.M.P.S:

Conversation Level; what the noise level is for this activity (i.e. 0 or no noise)
Help; how I can get help (i.e. raise my hand or come up to the teacher)
Activity; the activity we are doing at the time.
Movement; can I get up and walk around or do I have to stay in my seat?
Participation; whole group or individual work.
Success; when we follow the C.H.A.M.P.S classroom management system helps our students focus and retain the information being taught.

Contact Mr. Robinson with any questions or concerns
Evergreen Academy 269-488-6324