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May 1, Save the Date

Students are engaged right now on their Exhibition projects. They are growing and learning.

On Wednesday, May 1 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will be hosting our Exhibition Parents’ Night. Please come and see what all the fifth graders have been learning. There will be around 25 displays, performances, interactive activities, all student created and owned.

We will meet at 5:00 PM in the Bolshoi Theater. Students will perform their opening song and then there will be a slide show showing the ten weeks of Exhibition.

On May 1, students will stay at school after 3:30. They will have a supervised free time. We will also be serving cheese pizza and drinks. Students may choose to bring their own evening meal if they wish. For logistical reasons, students may not buy food from the North Cafeteria. Also, to be fair to all students, we ask that parents do not buy food from the North Cafeteria for their children.

Students may leave at 7:00 PM.

This evening is consistently a memorable event for AAS fifth graders, so please come and support the students.

What’s Happening Next Week

Dear parents,

Here’s the overview of what will be happening in Grade 5 next week:

1. PYP Exhibition: Week 5, “Finding Out/ Sorting Out/ Going Further”. The students continue to research their topics and start talking about action. Please, support your child by asking questions about the process of the PYP Exhibition.

2. Math: Eureka Math, Module 5: “Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area”.

3. Literacy: Research and note-taking. Please, make sure your child reads for at least 30 minutes every evening.

4. ES Student-Led Conferences on Thursday, March 28, 2019: Please, make sure to schedule an appointment. Students are expected to wear their official uniform.

Встречи с родителями в четверг, 28 марта 2019 года. Пожалуйста, запишитесь на встречу. Учащиеся приходят в школьной форме.

5. NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 29, 2019. Enjoy the long weekend!

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening Next Week

Dear parents,

Here’s the overview of what we will be working on in Grade 5 next week:

1. PYP Exhibition: Week 4, “Finding Out”. The students are now creating the lines of inquiry for their groups and starting to dig deeper in their topics.

2. Math: Eureka Math, Module 5: “Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area”. Please, follow the link to access the Math Vocabulary page.

3. Literacy: we will be learning to write agendas, find reliable sources of information and take notes based on our research. Please, make sure your child reads for at least 30 minutes every evening.

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening Next Week

Dear parents,

Here’s the overview of what’s up in Grade 5 next week:

1. NO SCHOOL on March 7 and 8! We will welcome the students back to school on Monday, March 11, 2019.

2. PYP Exhibition: Week 3, “Tuning-In to the Topics”. By the end of the week your child will be assigned to a group and will have the first meeting with their mentor.

3. Math: Eureka Math, Module 5: “Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area”. Please, follow the link to access Parent Tip Sheet – Grade 5 Module 5

4. Literacy: we will be learning how to interact with mentors through emails, to record meetings, etc. The students will also attend a number of Tech lessons focusing on how to organize and reflect on the work they do for Exhibition.

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening Next Week

Dear parents,

Here’s the overview of what we are working on in Grade 5:

1. PYP Exhibition: Week 2, “Tuning In”. Your child should have brought his/her Exhibition folder home, please go over the folder together in order to clarify any points or generate questions that can be answered in class. If you missed the Grade 5 Exhibition Parent Meeting, you may want to review the presentation.

2. Math: Review of fractions

3. Literacy: We are starting to learn and review how to summarize, write reflections and formally communicate with other people through emails and organize ourselves by using weekly planners, calendars, checklists and more.

4. It’s a short week! Please, remember there is no school on Thursday and Friday next week (March 7 and 8).

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening After Break!

Dear parents,

Thank you for supporting your children with their learning!

1. February Break (February 18 – February 22, 2019). We hope you’ll enjoy spending extra time with your family! We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school on February 25, 2019. Please, remember that your children need a break from learning, but they can work on developing good habits by reading for at least 30 minutes every day.

2. PYP Exhibition: The grade 5s will start Exhibition right after they come back from February break. The exhibition is a culminating learning experience/inquiry (8 weeks long) in which students demonstrate their understanding of a global issue or opportunity that they have selected and investigated, both individually and with their peers. The idea is for students to demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their learning—and their capacity to take action as they are actively engaged in the whole process.

3. ES After School Activities: Term 3 begins on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening Next Week

Dear parents,

Here’s the overview of what we are working on in Grade 5:

Unit of Inquiry (UoI): “Where We Are in Place and Time”. The central idea of the unit is: “Human ingenuity and technology evolve and influence the way that we live”.
For the summative assessment the students are required to create a timeline of an invention. See examples here.

Math: We are finishing Eureka Math, Module 4: “Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions” next week.

3. English Language Arts (ELA): Reading Across Time (Historical Fiction) and Speeches. The Kid Talks will take place in the Bolshoi Theater on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. Please come support the children! Students will be selecting two of their peers from each class to present. The students are required to wear their official uniform.

ES After School Activities: Term 3 Sign-Up ends on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Superhero Dress Up Day on Friday, February 15, 2019. Next week the PTO is sponsoring Teacher Appreciation Week with a superhero theme. On Friday we will have a superhero dress up day in honor of all of the superhero teachers!

Last day of school before February Break (February 15, 2019). Please, let your child’s classroom teacher know if you are leaving earlier.

Enjoy the weekend!

Best regards,

Grade 5 Team

Kids Talk

On Friday, February 15, selected 5th grade students will be presenting their persuasive speeches in the Bolshoi Theater at 11:45. Students have chosen an issue that they have an opinion about. They are writing persuasive speeches and will present them to their classes next week. Each class will select whom they would like to speak. All parents are invite to the Grade 5 Kids Talk