Friday, February 26, 2016

That's a Wrap!



  • Are you on Twitter? Follow me to see what's happening at Memorial! @MKConceison 
  • Symphony Math reports went home this week. 
  • NO school on Tuesday
  • Our coffee/tea basket is looking great. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
  • The 10th annual Toast to Memorial fundraiser will take place on Sat. March 5th. Purchase tickets here.
  • Congratulations to this week's Wall of Fame winners!  
  • Send all baby pictures and kindergarten pictures to memorial5thgradecommittee@gmail.com Remember that it does not have to be the school K picture-- any picture around that age.   
  • We had a whole school celebration on Thursday. The teachers practiced for a couple of weeks and surprised the students with a song & dance. I will send a link to the video. I think it's safe to say we will all be keeping our day jobs....


Here's what went on this week...

Math: We started Topic 9, which is on adding and subtracting fractions. We began the topic by using fraction tiles to create equivalent fractions. These are useful tools. 









Social Studies: Students finished up their Glogster presentations and started to present them. They all did a great job and taught us a lot about each colony.  

Neil's Glogster presentation

Samantha presenting about Connecticut

Arshiyah also researched Connecticut. 

Cole presenting about Delaware 

Lukesh presenting about North Carolina

Science: Mr. Musselman and Ms. Pavlicek came to Memorial for the electricity show. At the end, Barack gave a charged fist bump to everyone! 


video


Reading: We started Bud, Not Buddy this week.  This book takes place during the Great Depression. It's about an orphan boy who is on his own. It will be quite the adventure!  Talking tidbits: What connections have you made to the book so far? Some kids have mentioned the movie Annie and even Elf! 

Check out this Bud, Not Buddy book trailer:





Writing: Visualize Action- Then Write. The students looked at a picture of a wild mustang and had to write a non-fiction description of it. We also used the Key Word strategy, where students had to read a piece of non-fiction writing and then use key words to write about their reading

Neil deciding which key words to use

Students wrote key words on post-its as they read.



Enjoy the weekend! 

-Ms. Conceison- 

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