Week of March 7th

Curriculum Matters
Reading – This week our class will begin reading No Talking by Andrew Clements. This is a great book about fifth grade students deciding to hold a no talking contest: girls vs boys. Who will win? And how will the students get through school without talking at all? Through this book we will focus on self to text connects and character traits as the author does a great job making the characters come to life.

Writing – Our class will begin our Opinion writing unit this week. Students will come up with an opinion they feel strongly about and develop reasons (based on fact) to support their opinion.

Math – This week we will continue working on chapter 14: Time. We will have a test on this chapter this week (date to be announced). This chapter focuses on telling time using an analog clock and differentiating between AM and PM. This is an important unit as many students struggle with telling time. At home you can help by asking your child to tell you the current time. It would be great to especially focus on telling time when the hour hand is “confusing” (for example, 10:55am since the hour hand looks like it is closer to the 11. Many students think it is 11:55).

Social Studies – We will continue Unit 2: New York City Over Time focusing on People and Neighborhoods of New York City. Vocabulary from this lesson: apartment and culture.

Science – Students will wrap up Unit 2: Forces and Motion. This week we will review the chapter and have a test on Friday March 11th. Students may start to bring their textbook home this week but it should come back to school each day.

Spelling Words
1. pitch
2. baseball
3. basketball
4. skeleton
5. strike
6. companion
7. impressed
8. interact
9. grammar
10. tonsils
11. country
12. interview
13. museum
14. discover
15. monitor

Important Dates!

· Thursday March 24th- Field trip (trip slip and details to come!) · Friday March 25th- No School: Good Friday

Reminders/Miscellaneous

· If your child is absent please email me or call the school to let us know.
· Please return your child’s signed report card as soon as you are finished reviewing them. Thanks!