Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week of August 27, 2012

Dear students and families,

Welcome to the 3rd week of school. This week we have discussed earthquake safety because of recent events in San Diego and El Salvador. Create an emergency plan for home so that you are prepared in the case of an earthquake.

This week we are continuing to work on Place Value and Thursday is our Topic 1 Final Test. Review the following videos for help with decimal place value:
Decimal Place Value #1
Decimal Place Value #2

Then use the following to practice using decimal place value:
Decimal Place Value Activity
Decimal Place Value Activity #2
Decimal Place Value Activity #3

In science, we are studying Photosynthesis! This is the exciting process of plants making their own food! View the following websites for more information:
 Photosynthesis Explanation
Photosynthesis #2
The Photosynthesis Song

Let's have a great week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Computer Lab 8/21

I noticed that some of you were having difficulty with Place Value. In order to better understand Place Value, first watch each of the following videos:
Place Value #1
Place Value #2
Place Value #3
Then check your understanding by playing this game/using this excercise:
Place Value Exercise

Practice your "Earthquake Terror" Vocabulary using this game:
Vocabulary Game

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week of August 20th, 2012

Hello students and families,

Welcome back to another week of the fifth grade! Here are some announcements for the week:
-The hot lunch/breakfast program begins this week
-This Wednesday morning we have mass with the 1st grade at 8:00PM
-This Wednesday is Back to School Night for grades 1-5 at 7:00PM
-This Thursday is Back to School Night for grade 6-7 at 7:00PM
-P.E. is every Thursday

You can find our spelling and vocabulary words for our first selection, "Earthquake Terror", listed on the left side of the blog. Use the following website to help you to learn your vocabulary words: Vocabulary Game

This week we are starting place value. Use the following websites for fun with place value:

Let's have a great week!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week of August 13, 2012 - Back to School!

Welcome back to school and to the 5th grade!

I am so excited for the new year we are about to begin together! This is our class blog. Here you will find important information, schedules, spelling & vocabulary words, and other important tools to help you succeed in class. Please feel free to post questions or comments for me on the blog, too.

Here are some reminders for this week:

-Today is Noon Dismissal
-Wednesday, August 15th, is whole school mass @ 8:00AM
-Friday is Noon Dismissal

Remember that there is no lunch program this week so don't forget to bring a lunch! P.E. is on Thursdays so come dressed and ready!

Let's have a great start to our school year!

Ms. Jordan