The first week of school has come and gone, and the students are settling into the rhythm of fifth grade. I have enjoyed getting to know them so far, and am really looking forward to spending the rest of this year with them!
T.H.I.N.K. Week is coming up! If your child still has their T-shirt from last year, great. If they have outgrown it or would like another one, or if they are new this year, please fill out the form at the link in last Wednesday’s EMS Express to order a T.H.I.N.K. T-shirt.
Looking for a way to help our class? We can use donations of small items to use as prizes in our class store. Every week, the students have the opportunity to purchase things with the reward tickets they have earned throughout the week. Small, inexpensive toys; stickers; school supplies; etc. would be perfect. If you’re interested in donating any of these items, you can bring them in after school or send them to school with your child. Thank you very much!
Last week our class learned how to write a formal email. If students need to email me or another staff member for any reason this year, they are expected to use the format we discussed in class. If they lose their instruction sheet, it is available online.
Here’s What We’ll be Learning This Week:
Bible – This week we will learn about Abraham’s trust in God and obedience, from Lesson 2 in the workbook.
Our memory verse for the week is Colossians 3:1-2, which says, Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Please help your child memorize the verse in this version (the New International Version).
Reading and Writing – We’ll review how to write a good paragraph using only complete sentences. Students will edit each other’s on Google Docs. We’ll then build on that and begin the process of writing 5-paragraph essays.
Spelling – Our list this week can be found on www.spellingcity.com/limaa and is called “Sort 26”. It features words with the er, ear, and eer spelling patterns.
Math – We are continuing to work in chapter 1, with such topics as place value, comparing decimals, and ordering whole numbers and decimals.
Science – Students will learn more about matter and its properties. We will do a hands-on investigation that goes with this topic.
Social Studies – We’ll be looking into how the English Colonies in America were settled and what life was like there.