Morse Code - Learn the G system
I offer free math tutoring after school 3:30-4:15 on Wednesdays. Parents are welcome. We will begin with learning the multiplication math facts. Please let me know if your child will be attending. I will be spending some time on long division.
Library will be as usual this week, on Tuesday.
Please have your 5th grader read 20 -30 minutes each day, Math should not take more than 15-20 minutes. If the task seems daunting, please just have the child do the even numbers and call it good. If your child does not understand please send a note and I will review the lesson with them privately. Thank you so much.
We are beginning (to read) the Battle of the Books!
Please refer to the reading page for the list of books.
Your child was able to check out three books from the school library. Please help your child to remember to bring them every Tuesday to renew or check in.
No Library tomorrow, October 16, It is a short week.
Division - We are working towards double digit divisors!!
We are learning about magnets.
Writing- Here is the 8 Sentence Paragraph
Here is an 8-sentence paragraph burst:
1- Introduction sentence which states the topic through fact or question.
2- Fact or Detail/Quote about the topic.
3. More information or opinions about sentence 2.
4. More information or opinions about sentence 2.
5- Another Fact or Detail/Quote about the topic.
6. More information or opinions about sentence 5.
7. More information or opinions about sentence 5.
8. Conclusion sentence that cleverly restates the topic.
(1) I love raising chickens. (2) Chickens provide my family with eggs. (3) Our eggs are collected daily to keep them fresh and tasty. (4) We don’t save money raising our own chickens for their eggs, but we do enjoy knowing that our chickens were taken care of. (5) Chickens help take care of our garden. (6) Chickens love to eat weeds seeds when they scratch around. (7) The other day I watched one of my hens chase after a grasshopper then eat it. (8) Chickens in my backyard make me happy.
You can see that sentence (1) introduces the topic in a basic manner of “I love raising chickens” or with a question, “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to raise chickens”?. Sentences (2 and 5) are facts or details like “provides my family with eggs” and “chickens help take care of our garden”. The two sentences that follow the facts/details (3 and 4, 6 and 7) give more elaborative information. The final sentence restates the topic in a memorable way.