Gearing up for Learning!!
As always, your child is welcome to come in before school to get help on any content we are covering in class. I am willing to stay after school as well, but I do need prior notice, please.
Homework is sent home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and students are given two days to complete it. Many are still not getting this done. These assignments should not be too difficult for them to complete independently or at least with minimal help– it is usually something we have already covered in class.
Please continue to enforce the daily study of notes taken in class, so they grow more and more familiar with the material.
In Math, we will take a break from decimals and the relationship between them, fractions and percent. We will work on these ideas with the 5th grade after the new year. For December, we will move into representing and interpreting data in many forms, figuring averages, solving problems involving functions, and hopefully begin some graphing.
As we wrap up our discussion of cells, we will move away from the Life science unit into Earth Science. We will look at climate zones, Wind Belts, and other atmospheric conditions.
We have been learning a lot about the history of Canada and continue to work our way into modern times. When we are done with Canada, we will move into the study of Mexico’s past and present as well as our relationship with them. Look for a fiesta at the end of the unit.
Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader.
Please continue working on spelling words in a fun way by using spellingcity.com
As the weather changes, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately!!
Book orders are sent home every month and you have two weeks to look over them and return money for ordering. You can also order online using our classroom code(LFQ39). Ordering books for your child also helps provide books for the classroom.
Please make sure your student is getting plenty or rest each night. School starts @ 8:10 and the tardy bell rings @ 8:20. Our school day ends @ 3:30 and sometimes we are learning right to the VERY end. Please make sure your child is here the full day to maximize his/her learning