Notice: 5th Grade Car Wash is postponed. Looks like rain on Wednesday, so the 5th grade committee made the executive decision to reschedule. New date TBA.
Here are the plans for the week:
Math: Preparation begins for the 5th grade math MCAS, which will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 5th and 6th. Even though it is not the end of the school year yet, the math MCAS will be testing students on an entire year of curriculum, so we need to cram in some lessons on volume, coordinate grids, and measurement this week so students are ready. We'll take practice tests and analyze how to write a clear, complete, and accurate open response.
Reading: We'll begin working in reading groups this week. I've assigned students a group based on their relative reading strengths and each group will be reading a novel together. We'll have group discussions in which we read together, summarize, learn new vocabulary, synthesize information, and work on a number of other reading skills and strategies.
Writing: This week we'll be working on mini R.A.F.T. writing assignments. I will assign students a role, audience, format, and topic, and they will need to write within those parameters. Here is more info:
- Role of the Writer: Who are you as the writer? A movie star? The President? A plant?
- Audience: To whom are you writing? A senator? Yourself? A company?
- Format: In what format are you writing? A diary entry? A newspaper? A love letter?
- Topic: What are you writing about?
We'll, time to board! See you in class!