Walker Creek Parent Information Meeting!
• Tuesday, October 8th - 7:30am - Bel Aire (exact location tbd)
By attending this meeting, parents will learn all about the four day Walker Creek overnight field trip 5th graders go on each year. Teachers will be there to answer questions and deliver important information. This meeting will be especially useful for those parents who have never sent a child to Walker Creek before, those who are considering becoming a cabin leader, or those who want their memories refreshed.
Seminars have begun!
Seminar are designed give remediation and extension to meet the needs of the individual students in the fifth grade. Seminars will take place Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, giving students two chances to work in small groups to accomplish specific goals. They will be working with specialists and all 5th grade teachers to learn about topics from Shakespeare to computer programming, writing to design thinking, math to music theory.
This month we are continuing with Unit 1, Order of Operations and Whole Numbers.
We will focus on the following:
Students are continuing to read The Sign of the Beaver and write short responses about the book. This book provides students with great examples of descriptive writing that they can apply later to their own story writing.
Students will finish their first grammar unit on prepositions this month. They will take a culminating test on prepositions, prepositional phrases, imperatives, subjects, and verb/verb phrases later this month.
This month in Social Studies we'll be studying the Age of Exploration by answering the following Big Questions:
Vascular Plants: Using celery, students are writing questions, conducting experiments, organizing data and analyzing the results to answer their question. Through their observations, they will learn about how water is taken in and transported in vascular plants. Students will also learn about about how the xylem carries water and minerals from the roots to the leaf cells, and the phloem that conveys sugar from the leaves to all the cells that need food.