Mrs. Boettinger's 5th Grade Blog-May 3, 2019
Carry In Policy for the Brewers:
Carry-in Policy Guests may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Guests may bring food items into Miller Park using appropriate containers. Aerosol cans (sunscreen, hairspray, etc.) are prohibited. All bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16" x 16" x 8" or smaller and are subject to inspection. Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark. Only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
All food items must be contained within soft-see-through containers, i.e. ZipLoc bags in order to expedite bag inspections at Miller Park Gates. All permitted items will be subject to inspection at the gates.
Mark your Calendars!
The Intermediate choir, composed of the entire 4th and 5th grades, will kick off the Spring Showcase on Friday, May 10 at 1 pm in Donovan Hall with two fabulous choral selections. Parents are welcome to attend! Band, Conservatory, and individual students in grades 5-8 will also perform. Hope to see you there!
Literature Groups: This week students chose a book from 6 choices that they wanted to read in literature groups. They are now broken into six groups. These groups spend reading class both reading aloud together and completing some reading silently. After reading a chapter, or during reading, students engage in conversation about their novel and what is currently happening in the novel. My role is to spend time at each group asking probing questions and listening to reading and discussions. I am so proud of the kids! They are loving this independent work and the time to just read, discuss and enjoy good literature.
This past week we have building robots and learning some programming. Next week the teams will have to defeat a course.
Free day at Discovery World, May 5th. https://www.discoveryworld.org/calendar-of-events/free-day-with-us-forest-service/
Last week we finished up our look at the Age of Exploration. The final topic of discussion in this unit was the Columbian Exchange. The students were able to determine which plants, animals and diseases came from either the Old World or the New World Countries. To wrap up this unit, we reviewed what we learned about the Vikings, the European Explorers, the obstacles to exploration, the Atlantic Slave Trade and finally the Columbian Exchange. Students completed an in class assessment using their notebooks and handouts. Daily Geography focused on the top 20 cities in the United States and how we use a census to gather that information.
This week we will begin our unit on the Thirteen Colonies. We will start by looking at European settlements in the New World, specifically those settled by England, France and Spain. Daily Geography will look at a history map of the 13 Original Colonies. With our field trip to Miller Park coming up, we’ll also be taking a look at the history of baseball, specifically in Milwaukee.
This week we will spend some time learning about baseball statistics! Monday we will evaluate baseball cards and calculate batting averages. Tuesday we will prepare for the game by looking at unit rates. Thursday, we will graph some baseball data and evaluate distance. Next up, we will review unit conversions.
THe students did a great job on their compare/contrast essays. They are on display in the hallway, come in and take a peek! National Parks is the topic of our next writing project. This will be a research paper that we will be working on in class. Stay tuned for more details once the students pick their parks!
Students will be working on chapter 11 in their Vocabulary books. Book pages 112-115 are due on Thursday, May 9th. The vocabulary test will be given on Friday, May 10th.
With Lent behind us, we will be returning to our Finding God religion books and focusing on the rest of the Sacraments. Confirmation and Matrimony are the next two up for discussion.
We will also take a look at the Gospel in the Venture Magazine: Jesus and His Father Are One