Poster’s Postings

November 29th, 2011

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful November break!!   It’s hard to believe that December is already here.

There are  a couple of updates for the classroom.

Spelling this cycle is a review.  Students were given a pretest of twenty words.  Whichever words they spelled incorrectly, becomes the spelling list.  The list of words is written in their agenda.  Some students only have one or two words!!  Students will be required to do activities on these words throughout the cycle.

Report cards go home on Friday!!  I will be conferencing individually with the students to go over their report cards.  The students will then complete a goal setting sheet for the second marking period.  If you have any questions about the report card, please let me know!

On Thursday, students will have a chance to shop at the book fair during school.  The pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning staring at 9am.  The book fair will be open during that time as well. 

Our first Funny Money auction will be held this Friday.  Thank you for sending in donations for the auction. Donations are still being excepted!!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Thanks,

Dana

 

 

Poster’s Postings

October 24th, 2011

Dear Parents,

This is a quick update.  I have moved our Civil War test to Friday.  This test will incorporate the following big ideas: strategies of the North and South to win the war, border states, Emancipation Proclamation, African Regiments, Gettysburg Address, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Lee’s surrender, assisination of Lincoln.  The topics in orange have not been covered yet, and we will go over them in the next two days.  Students should use their notes and book to study.  We have been going over study stratigies everyday. 

Another important date is Nov. 7th.   State projects will be due that day.  I looked at the information the students had this morning.  Some of the students are missing information about the tourist attractions.  We reviewed today what that should look like.  They are also free to turn in their projects early. 

Friday is our October party.  Thank you to Mrs. Zeiders for organizing!!  She will be sending out an email with information for who is to bring in what products.  Thank you for donating things for our party!

On Tuesday, students will be going to Mrs. Molin’s class for science/social studies unit.  They will be studying matter and the constitution. 

Unit three math test will be on Thursday.  Students will start Unit 4 on Monday. 

Thanks and if you have any questions please let me know.

Dana

 

Poster’s Postings

October 3rd, 2011

Dear Parents,

If you are a previous 5p parent, you will need to unsubscribe to the feed yourself.  Unfortuantely, I cannot do that!!!  I hope your child had a wonderful first month in sixth grade!!

Thank you for sending back your conference times so quickly.  I will be sending home a conference date and time tomorrow.  On the paper, please indicate whether the time works for you and list any specific areas or concerns you would like to discuss at the conference.

Here are some other important things going on:

October 4th: Pre-Civil War Test

October 5th: Picture Day, envelopes are coming home today

October 19th: Second States Quiz

October 24th: Information due for State Project

Below is classroom information about what we have been studying this past week.  This was written by some of the students, edited and posted by the students  Enjoy reading!!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

Dana

 Math

Last week we started switching classes for math. In math we are learning how to multiply with decimals. We are also learning how to solve number stories. We have been learning about landmarks. Landmarks are are the maximum, minimum, range, mode, and median of a group of numbers. Magnitude estimates are also something else we learned about in class.

It’s estimating by the place value. On Friday we will have our unit two test.

                                                By: John and Rahad 

 

Reading

                                  Our read aloud book’s title is The Whipping Boy. It is about a boy who used to live on the streets, then one day the king’s servant came through the town looking for a whipping boy and found Jemmy.   Jemmy then became the whipping boy and his adventures had just begun.

              During literature stations, groups are reading different novels. One is A Taste of Blackberries there also is Indian in the Cupboard, Esperanza Rising ,Pushcart Wars and Tuck Everlasting. We will be discussing these books in groups and doing some other activities.

This week we started doing StudyIsland at the computer station .  We did a pretest on study island in the reading section in order to do more things on study island. 

  In the story skills station, we watched a power slide about character traits, then we will fill out a paper using what we just read on the power slide. This goes along with our Storytown skill.

                           By: Bekah Baker

 

 Social Studies

 

 During the past few weeks in social studies, we’ve been learning about pre-civil war and the civil war. This includes slavery,FortSumter, a few compromises, and the election of 1860. To help us study, we’ve took notes called Cornell notes, about important facts. We just want to remind you to Study! Study! Study!  Especially since there are “surprise” quizzes on Friday.  Just a reminder: a Pre-Civil War test will be given on Tuesday.

                                  By,

                           Dylan and David

Odds and ends of Mrs. Posters class 

  • In the beginning of the year our class made a totem pole that represents our selves.
  • Our class pet is Patches the guinea pig
  • The kids have a “pop quiz” in social study’s every Friday, so make sure they study!
  • The kids have specials ever day, make sure the kids will also be participating in book club; we have books like, Tuck Everlasting, Esperanza Rising.
  • The students have jobs around the class and, some outside of the class
  • To prepare the kids for 6th grade, they will be switching for math class.

 I hope your kids are having a great time in 5th grade!  

By,

Kendal, Erica and Bryn

 

 

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

September 15th, 2011

Welcome to Mrs. Poster’s, here you will find important dates, classroom information, and our big ideas for the coming weeks.    This will be an important place to visit to keep up to date with all the happenings in our classroom.    If you do not have reliable internet access at home and you would like a print out of each new blog entry, please just let me know, I will be happy to provide you with one!  Currently there is a link on our Moodle to this blog.  Your child should be adept at accessing our class moodle and should have no difficulty directing you here!