Happy (almost) February Everyone!
Our Valentine’s Day party will be held Wednesday, February 14 from 1:00 - 2:00. Dismissal will be at 2:00 as usual on Wednesdays.
Making Valentine boxes is voluntary and I will provide paper bags to contain the Valentines for students who choose not to make a box.
Students may also bring Valentines for their classmates. If they choose to bring any Valentines, I ask that they bring them for everyone in the class.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.
A reminder that we will be having the fish art this Thursday. Please send your child to school with a light-colored cotton shirt.
This week we will wrap up our unit on dividing decimals with an assessment on Thursday.
We are continuing to work on expository writing and are writing an essay that describes three ways to keep our mind and body healthy. The students have come up with great ideas so far!
In science we are still focusing on the ways our body protects us from germs.
In Ms. Martin's science class, the students are learning what inputs and outputs are, and are putting them to use with their test robot.
On Tuesday we will have a presentation from the Yellowstone Art Museum, and Friday the 5th graders will learn about internet safety.
Please remember that book orders are due this Friday!
Just a reminder that our class will be doing the NWEA Reading and Math tests on January 16th and January 18th. Also, book orders went home last Tuesday. Those are due January 26th. You may also follow the link under "Favorite Sites" to order online!
The students will be presenting their math projects throughout this week as well. Along with that, we will continue to explore decimal division and practice different ways to solve decimal division problems.
In my science class, students are working with the design process to create and test their own experiments. Then they will be exploring the different systems in our body that protect us against germs.
In Ms. Martin's science class, they will start building their robot chassis! This is usually a very exciting lesson in science.
In ELA we will be explaining the relationships between two processes in science. Specifically, we will be looking at how a snowflake forms, and the rock cycle.
I am excited for another week of learning! Please let me know if you have any questions.
The BPS 5th grade art reception night will be on Thursday, February 1st from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Yellowstone Art Museum. The exhibition will be up from January 20 – February 25. Please join us in celebrating our 5th grade artists!
Here are a few important events that are coming up in the 5th grade.
1/9 - Geo Bee 8:30 - 9:30
1/12 - Math projects due and SRI testing
1/16 & 1/18 - NWEA Testing (Reading and Math)
1/23 - YAM presentation 10:30
We will have some time to work on the math projects this week, but most of it should be completed at home!
Please let me know if there are any questions about any of these events.
Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday break. I am so excited to see all of the kiddos back at school.
This week will be short, but we have a lot of work planned! In math, we will continue to work on multiplying decimals and doing a little refresher of where we left off before break.
In ELA we are continuing to work on narrative writing, and will soon move into expository writing.
In Science, Ms. Ziegler's class will switch to infection detection, where they learn how germs spread, and how to prevent the spread of germs.
Ms. Martin's class will begin to explore robots and what different types of robots do.
On January 4th, we will have a visitor from ZooMontana coming to present to the 5th grade class. The presentation will be about animals in Native American culture.
This will be my 6th year as a teacher, and my second year in the Billings School District.