Mrs. Stillman's 5th Grade Blog-May 17, 2019
Reading Logs due Monday! Make this last one the best and continue your great reading all summer long.
Literature Groups: This week students chose a book from 6 choices to read in literature groups. They are now broken into six groups. These groups will 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.
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/
We finished up our study of the European Settlements in North America. As a final activity, students completed a map in their interactive notebooks labeling which country settled in what area.
We will spend the next two weeks learning about the 13 Colonies. Students will be placed in a small group that will be representing one of the 13 early English Colonies. They will be doing some research about the colony, completing a graphic organizer and then creating a poster using the information from their research. Students will then present their posters to the rest of the class.
This week we will work on designing and programming a robotic arm.
This week we have been evaluating one-step equations. In addition, we have been evaluating unit pricing and taxes. This week, we will take a look at Customary and Metric Systems by converting measurements.
Grammar: We will continue to explore adverbs. The students will finalize their a project using their favorite food and adverbs.
Spelling/DOL: We will have daily spelling tests this week. The list is taken from the 100 most common fifth grade words. The students do not have to study. If they misspell a word, they will practice writing it.
This week we will have an open book test on of Anointing of the Sick, Session 19.