Important Upcoming Dates:
Friday, November 7~ End of Trimester 1; last day to make AR Reading Goal
Monday, November 10~ 5th grade vision screening
Tuesday, November 11~ Veterans day; no school
Monday, November 17- Friday, November 21~
Parent Teacher Conference Week~ 12:10 Dismissal
Tuesday, November 25 ~ Grandparents Day
Wednesday, November 26 - Friday, November 28 ~ Thanksgiving Recess
Outdoor Ed is fast approaching! An email will be coming to you soon with links to forms that need to be filled out.
You can visit: http://kgaine.reedschools.org/outdoor-ed-information.html to learn more about the trip
Our pen pals went last week and had a great time!
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. All around the world, people of all ages attempt to write an entire novel in just one month. Our students spent two weeks planning and preparing for this, and have now begun. All month long, students will put away their “inner editor” (we come back to that in December) and write. Students set their own word-count goal, and the way to “win” is:
We are currently in our second unit which is focusing on decimal theory as well as adding and subtracting decimals. By the end of this unit students will be able to:
Children can always get more support and practice on Khan Academy, IXL and Learn Zillion!
Science with Ms. Le Clair
Students have finished the first set of experiments covering matter, mixtures, and solutions. The next set of experiments will answer the following questions:
•What is a chemical reaction?
•What are atoms & molecules?
•What happens to atoms & molecules during chemical reactions?
•How do you represent atoms & molecules with chemical formulas & atomic models?
This month in Social Studies we'll begin studying the Age of Exploration by answering the following Big Questions:
Currently, we are learning about exploration and why explorers would leave their “comforts” of home to venture out to the unknown.
We will be researching an explorer to create a brochure that will include a biography, portrait, and map of his journeys.
In a few weeks, we will have a panel discussion/debate to once and all figure out, “Who Really Discovered America?" The answer is convoluted- depending on the definition you want to use for "discovered or discoverer."
Everyone will play an active role, whether they are dressing up as an explorer, being a member of the audience judging the panel and issuing the final verdict, creating music in garageband for the panel discussion, or filming it.