Welcome to March!
Reminder that report cards will be sent home Friday. I am still missing a few report card envelopes, so if you happen to have yours still, please return it before Friday :)
In Math, we are working on fraction multiplication.
In ELA, we are focusing on poetry and also making inferences.
In Science, we have moved on to the water cycle. If we have time at the end of the year, we will get back to robotics!
Have a great week!
Here is a class list! Some students have been asking for this so they can make their Valentine's Cards. Students do not have to bring Valentine's cards, but if they do, I ask that they bring some for every student.
Maggie Jo Mackay
Also, we will be doing the class school bee this Wednesday. The top spellers from the 4th and 5th grades will compete in the school spelling bee on February 19th.
In math we are moving forward with adding and subtracting fractions.
In science, we are continuing to build our robots.
Here are the things we will be working on this week:
Math - We are starting to explore division with decimals
ELA - We are working on finding the main idea of a story and the supporting details. We are also reading about different patterns in nature
Science - We are continuing to work on our robots
Social Studies - The students will start their explorer essays
We also have a couple of dates to remember:
January 10th - Hooked on Fishing. Please send your child with a plain cotton shirt
January 14th - PIR day for teachers - no school for students
January 21st - School Geography Bee at 8:30
First of all, thank you all so much for making my birthday such a fun celebration! I loved the 30 items that the students brought in :)
This week, the learning will continue at Arrowhead. We are still working on multiplication with decimal numbers.
In science, the students will work on building their robots, and we will have a fun challenge later on in the week!
On Thursday, the students will have a flashlight read. They have earned this for their excellent behavior throughout the year. Students can bring in a flashlight and a book that they want to read. They will be able to read for 20 minutes during our ELA time!
I am looking forward to another excellent week!
Just a reminder that we are doing our NWEA testing this week. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest so they are prepared for the test!
We also have our field trip to the Yellowstone Art Museum on Wednesday from 9:30 - 12:00. Please let me know if you have any questions about that!
In math, we are continuing to work on multiplication with decimals. In Science, we have started our robot unit!
I am looking forward to another great week at Arrowhead!
I look forward to seeing everyone at conferences this week. Please let me know ASAP if you aren't sure of your conference time. A reminder that students will be dismissed at noon, and no lunches will be served. Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home, as all teachers will be starting conferences after dismissal.
Also, students have been working on their first narrative. We have had time in class, and it is due Friday. Students know that they may work on it at home if they need more time.
Click this link to see your child's work on Seesaw https://app.seesaw.me/s/047-113-080
Have a great week!
I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!
During the week of October 22-25 we will continue to work on our multiplication with the standard algorithm.
In ELA, we will be reading about the constitution and discussing different amendments.
The students will be having their first test in Science this week as well. We will have a review and then they will know what to study at home.
5th grade also will have their next Hooked on Fishing lesson on Thursday October 25th!
Remember that Friday the 26th is the Family Fun Night from 5-7! I look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome to October! Our 5th grade class has an exciting week.
Please ask them about their Kindergarten buddies. We met for the first time today, and it was so much fun!
On Thursday, the students will enjoy a presentation from the zoo about various animals and their habitats.
To end our exciting week, we will have the Fund Run on Friday from 2:20 - 3:00. You will be able to pick up your child after the run in my classroom, otherwise students will be dismissed as usual.
Also, just a reminder that I am collecting donations for our Family Fun Night Basket, which has the theme of "Family Dinner Night." Please send any items you are able to donate to my classroom by October 17th.
Here is what we are focusing on this week:
Math: We are continuing to work on place value in decimals and whole numbers.
ELA: Our focus is comparing and contrasting different parts of a story. For example, we may focus on a character at the beginning of the story and the end, or we may compare two different characters.
Science: We are working on ecosystems, and this week we are focusing on plant parts, and the role plants have in an ecosystem.
I am looking forward to a great week of learning!
This will be my 6th year as a teacher, and my second year in the Billings School District.