A Great First Month!

It’s hard to believe we are a month into school already! It has been so exciting getting to know your children, and we are looking forward to a great year together! Many students have noticed the high expectations we set for them in 5th grade, and we are so happy to see them rising to meet these goals. If for some reason, you feel your child is struggling with any of the 5th grade work, please bring any questions you may have to Curriculum Night on Monday at 6:00 pm, or contact us personally through email or a phone call.
In ELA, we had a great discussion of the importance of Patriot’s Day on September 11th and began brainstorming people we look up to as a hero. We will begin writing a personal narrative about these heroes with a rough draft this week. We will also start our spelling program, Words Their Way, on Monday. Students will be assigned to a spelling group that meets their developmental stage based on a pretest they recently took in class and will begin working on their first group of words. Spelling words are always written into the Word Work section of our ELA notebooks, so please ask your child to bring home that notebook if you would like to provide any practice at home.
In social studies, we will finish our PowerPoint presentations on Migration early this week. All students have taken notes on the vocabulary words presented by their classmates and have created a chart with each word and definition. A quiz will be given on these words this Wednesday (Mr. Hurwitz’s class) and this Thursday (Mrs. Neil’s class). Please ask your child about these important words.
As Mr. Hurwitz mentioned, next Friday is Tomato Jubilee, the annual cooking event for all 5th/6th classes! Please sign up to volunteer and/or donate here. This is a fun event for all, and we truly appreciate your support!
If you have questions about any of the assigned homework, please bookmark this homework document created by the 5th grade team.