5th Grade – Rafter

October Newsletter

Teacher Message:  Spelling lists go home on Fridays. They are encouraged to study them before Monday morning’s pretest. I put their Spelling list online at the website Spelling City. They can search my name and go to my lists. If you have any questions feel free to call me between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 488-2315.

ReadingThe class will continue to work on Daily 5. They will be reading to themselves, reading to others, working on writing, and listening to fluent reading while reading along. We are reading the book, The Reptile Room.

Math: We will begin to study decimals. We are going to review multiplying and dividing decimals.

Science:  In Science, we will begin to study Biology. We will explore cells, organelles, and cell division processes.

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, will continue to learn about the early explorers of the United States.

Halloween Party:   Our class will be having a Halloween Party on Thursday November 1st.  Students cannot come to school dressed in costume. They will have a chance to change into their costume after lunch.  Guns, knives and any other weapon will not be allowed at school. We will have treats and crafts and a couple of games at the party. The party will start after lunch at 1:15. The party will need food donations. If you want to donate food, please bring some healthy snacks for the students to eat.

HomeworkThe class is doing an amazing job with the homework. The students get a Dojo point for completing their homework and turning it in on time. Please encourage your child to take their time on it. I promise not to give too many time consuming projects.