5th Grade – Kemp

December Newsletter

We hope all our families had a great Thanksgiving break. I am very “thankful” for a great bunch of fifth graders. This year we will be doing a holiday dance. This dance will take place on December 17th at Lakeview Middle School. Holiday break will begin Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 3rd. School will resume Monday, January 4th.

In reading, we are going to continue to work on finding plot, problems and their solution, and talking about sensory words and their effect on the reader. During Daily 5 we have started reading a new book with the class called When You Reach Me. The students are enjoying the theme and characters of the story.

In math, we are going to be working on geometry and a measuring unit. Students will be working on angles, geometric shapes, area, perimeter, and converting metric measurements.

In writing, we will be working on comparison writing. Students will be researching two December holidays and then writing a three paragraph paper. Fifth graders will continue to work on helping verbs, linking verbs, past participle, and finding adjectives in their writing.

In social studies, we will be continuing our learning on the Revolutionary War. We will be discussing the French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, and identifying the role of Paul Revere.

In science, we will begin our unit on weather. Students will be compiling weather data using appropriate tools and instruments, exploring what the three factors are that influence our weather, and severe weather.

As the weather changes please make sure that your student has all their winter gear. All students go outside every day, unless it is raining or below 10 degrees. Students will need boots, snow pants, winter coat, gloves and hat.