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What’s Happening This Week?

Dear parents,
Here’s an overview of what we are planning on doing next week in Grade 5:
1. Unit of Inquiry (UoI): We have started a new UoI: “Sharing the Planet”. You can find active vocabulary for this unit here. Students are continuing to work on, present and develop their countries. Representatives (kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, etc.) of the countries are making agreements with each other about trading resources, forming alliances and discussing wars.
2. Math: In Math, we will finish with Unit One: “Multi digit whole number and decimal fraction operations”. We will be starting Unit Two. You can find helpful Unit Two Math tips to support students at home here and here.
3. We are working with a partner during peer conferencing to push our writing style and skill. In reading we are reading tons of Roald Dahl books and comparing and contrasting them. To support learning at home even further, please make sure that your child reads at least 30 minutes every day.
Best regards,
Grade 5 Team

What’s Happening This Week

1. Unit of Inquiry (UoI): We are starting a new UoI “Sharing the Planet – Conflict Resolution” next week. The vocabulary for the unit can be viewed here. You can support your child by making flashcards with the new words and concepts, writing definitions in your child’s native language and discussing or playing matching and other word games with them. Also, please ask your child about what they did for their Civilization Project which was due this Friday.

2. Math: Eureka Math, Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions, focus on multiplying and dividing fractions and conversion between metric units. You can access this week’s Math Vocabulary page here.

4. English Language Arts (EAL): Author Study: the students are choosing a book by Roald Dahl. Please, discuss the book with your child, ask questions about the characters, main idea, new words, etc. Make sure your child reads for at least 30 minutes every evening.

A note about this weekend’s craft fair from the PTO

The PTO Elementary School Craft Fair is coming this Saturday, October 12th, from 12:00-3:00 pm in the South Cafeteria and Student Lounge. This is always a very popular event for our ES students, who get the opportunity to make lots of different crafts in one afternoon. We invite all ES families to attend.

In addition, the Craft Fair is a volunteer-run even and we are still looking for parents to assist on the day. No experience or crafting abilities are needed! Hoping you can support this event, our PTO and our Community at AAS, by signing up being a volunteer. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4eaead2da2f94-craft1

Many thanks from your PTO Craft Fair Team!

A Couple of Reminders

Wednesday begins the start of our B rotation. Students will be swimming during this next rotation cycle. 5FS will swim on Wednesday and the other classes will swim next week.
Also, Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, teachers will be participating in professional development. These will be no-school days for students.

A Note from Ms. Helen

Thank you for your donations and please keep them coming! Here is a photo of the objects which are drawing greatest attention at the moment. We seek small items which are interesting in shape, color, or texture. Students are fascinated by nature, and also small toys, plastic jewellery, and replica treasures from ancient civilisations. Many thanks for your continued donations!


MAP Testing Next Week

On Monday we will be taking our first MAP test of the year. It will be in math. Ther other test dates are.

Reading-Thursday, September 19

Language Usage-Thursday, September 26

Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a good breakfast.

We use these results to plan what we need to spend more time teaching, or where we can spend less time. The results do not follow the child academically or impacts the child’s grades and placement.

Please remember that this is one test give on one day. Students can have variables that affect their performance.