Mrs. Carlson 5th Grade
Reading & Writing
Students finished their focus on the compare & contrast skill and have moved on to working with cause & effect. Students know a cause may result in more than one effect, and that a single effect may be the result of more than one cause. Work continues with writing prompts, vocabulary, spelling, small group reading articles and discussion, as well as independent reading. The next “big” writing project will start Monday. Students will write a compare and contrast paper following a five-paragraph outline. intro-body-body-body-conclusion
Students began a new chapter this week! They have been learning all about fractions, including how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number, and back again. Students are also working on IXL to review math skills.
Students continue to learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion through experiments and readings. In social studies the class is working to learn about explorers and routes they traveled.
Spelling lists are sent home every Friday, and students get a second copy for school. Lists are also available on SpellingCity.com!
Dates to Keep in Mind
January 15 - Inservice - No school
January 17 - School Assembly - Native Pride
January 19 - End of quarter
January 30 - Jump Rope for Heart kick off