Friday: 3/24/17

Report cards are in your child’s Friday Folder. Please sign the envelope and return on Monday. Also, look for important Middle School forms in your child’s FF. Whitecaps sheets are due Thurs., 3/30. A new AR goal has been set for the 3rd trimester! Students will need to read 9 books (3 NF) by Friday, June 2. Spring break is March 31- April 9. Hope for some warm weather soon! ~Mrs. Ellis

We had so much fun reading in our pjs today!  (See pics below)


Learning Targets for Next Week:
Reading: I can determine how the speaker in a poem reflects on a topic.
I can explain how the structure of a poem portrays an idea or thought.
I can describe how the speaker’s point of view influences how the events are described.
I can identify different types of figurative language and explain their meaning.
Math: I can divide decimal numbers by one- and two-digit whole numbers.
I can solve division problems involving whole numbers and decimal numbers.

WDSD: Crazy Socks!!!

Check out all our crazy socks we wore to help spread awareness for World Down Syndrome Day!!  

Friday: 3/17/17

Tuesday, March 21st will also be CRAZY SOCK DAY!!! Students are encouraged to wear crazy socks to honor World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Today is the end of the second trimester and report cards will be coming home on Friday, March 24. Friday, March 24 will be a 1/2 day and it will also will be our Read-in/pj day! Students may wear their pjs, bring a blanket, snacks, and of course BOOKS! Continue filling out MIRM tickets, & initialing for Whitecaps. Have a GREAT weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Learning Targets for Next Week:
Reading: I can determine how the speaker in a poem reflects on a topic.
I can explain how the structure of a poem portrays an idea or thought.
I can describe how the speaker’s point of view influences how the events are described.
I can identify different types of figurative language and explain their meaning.
Math: I can express and interpret remainders for a variety of problem types.
I can divide decimal numbers by one- and two-digit whole numbers.
I can solve division problems involving whole numbers and decimal numbers.

Lumberjack Visit

Frozen yogurt with a Lumberjack!

Friday: 3/10/17

Family Literacy Night is Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please join us at Ross Park for a night of reading fun as a family. The end of the 2nd trimester is Friday 3/17! AR goals need to be met and all late work and fix-its are due at this time to receive credit. Continue to read for MIRM and the WhiteCaps game. Book orders are due March 15th in order to have them in time for Spring Break! Remember Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Spring ahead! Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Learning Targets for Next Week:
Reading: Trimester 2 District Assessment
Math: I can divide multi-digit numbers by single-digit divisors.
I can solve division problems having two-digit divisors.

Reading Exercises the Mind

Talk about exercising your mind…Ashley is reading while working out!!

Friday: 3/3/17

The March newsletter is in your child’s Friday Folder & here. Please refer to it for all the important information and events coming up in 5th grade! We have four 5th graders that have completed their artwork for the Chicago T-shirts! Congrats Maddison, Kyann, Lilly, & Jayda! If you are interested in ordering another t-shirt or sweatshirt, order forms are attached to the newsletter and are due by March 10th. Continue to read for MIRM & WhiteCaps!! Send in the MIRM reading log after 30 minutes of reading (students will travel to a new teacher every Friday). March book orders are in your child’s Friday Folder. Think about stocking up those books for spring break! Book orders are due by March 15th to ensure a timely delivery. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Learning Targets for Next Week:
Reading: Review Week
Math: I can round whole and decimal numbers to estimate the product in a multiplication problem.
I can perform multi digit multiplication with decimal numbers.
I can use Common Core Content Standards and Practices in a variety of real world problem solving situations.

Friday: 2/24/17

Students continued reading their book club books this week! They will be tested on his/her book next week. Please make sure your child has read his/her book COMPLETELY as this test will go towards his/her reading grade. Science Moon test will be next week Wednesday, 3/1. Study guides were created in class and sent home this week. Please make sure your child understands the moon phases, eclipses, and tides when preparing for the test. Conferences are next week Monday, February 27 & Thursday, March 2. Conference confirmation forms were sent home last week. Please contact me ASAP if your scheduled conference time will not work. Students are encouraged to attend this conference as they will be guiding our time together. Please plan to take your child’s ship home after your conference and don’t forget to visit the book fair! ½ day for students on Thursday (3/2) & Friday (3/3). Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m. Enjoy your weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Next Week’s Reading & Math Learning Targets:
1) Reading: I can analyze the designs of different texts and explain how it enhances the meaning of the text.
2) Math: I can multiply with decimal numbers greater than one.
I can understand/apply shift patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, 1,000, 0.1, 0.01.
I can round whole and decimal numbers to estimate the product in a multiplication problem.

Camp Visit: 2/23/17

Camp Pendy came for a visit today! Working with the camp counselors, 5th graders learned how to work as a team and to build leadership skills. Students also learned about their group project they will be focusing on for the remainder of the year. Ask your child about his/her group project today! 🙂

Specials Field Trip:

What a great day in Grand Rapids for our Specials Field Trip!  We enjoyed listening to music at the symphony, analyzing art at the art museum, and practicing our balancing skills ice-skating at the ice rink!  (See pics below)