This Week In Fifth Grade!!! November 4th – 8th Edition

HI All,

Thank you to all of you for the amazing help you provided your child in regards to the Day of the Dead Ofrendas and celebration.  It was such a touching day and the kids were amazingly well behaved and reverent.  !  Please remember also that there is no school on Friday, November 9th due to conferences.  Please find listed below that which we’ll study.

Spelling:  “Aqua” and “Terr” Words (attached)
Reading:  Wrap up Morning Girl, Test on Thursday
SS
:  Galleon
Science:  Intro To STEM, Engineering and Design Process
Math:  Chapter 2 Review, Math Test Tuesday, thousandths place, place value and decimals
Religion:  Saints project, Covenants
Writing:  Write Intro and Conclusion for Explorer Report; Final report due Monday
Grammar
:  Sentence Structure
Have a great weekend and week ahead!

Brent Stinebrickner

Day of the Dead and Everything Else

HI All,

This is a busy week … On Monday, many of you will come see me (scheduled attached) to see just how your wonderful child is doing this year (please fill out conference sheet attached and bring with you)!   On Thursday, we have our Day of the Dead celebration led by Senora Blanca at 12:30.  Your child should have filled out an ofrenda for this touching event.  On Friday, we will have an all-school Mass and dress uniform is required per usual.

Here’s what we plan to cover this week:

Spelling:  Root Words Inter and Trans — Moving Across and Between (attached)

Religion:  Lives of the Saints project

SS:  Galleon

Reading:  Morning Girl, quiz Friday

ELA:  Sentence structure

Writing:  Begin formulating paragraphs for explorer report

Math:  Interpret the remainder, adjust quotients, Problem Solving, Chapter 2 Review

Have a great week ahead and I look forward to seeing you at conference time,

Brent Stinebrickner

WEEK 5: Wrapping up MAP and Topics of Study

Two MAP Tests down and two to go!  We will test again this week on Monday and Wednesday morning.  We are fully immersed in the Galleon simulation and the kids are very much enjoying as history comes alive in our classroom.  Please find listed below that which we’ll study this week.

Spelling:  Balancing Evenly “Equ” and “Pend” words (attached)
Writing:  Persuasive Paragraphs
Reading:  Pedro’s Journal, chapters 1 and 2
SS:  Galleon, navigation, routes, ship logs, etc.
Math:  Problem solving, numerical expressions, review chapter 1, and test on FRIDAY
Religion:  Grace and the Church

Have a great weekend and week ahead!
Brent Stinebrickner

Week Three Topics of Study and Jogathon Reminder

Happy Almost Weekend!  It was great to see all of you last night at Curriculum Night!  I am so grateful to be teaching your children.  We had a wonderful week and we seem to be finding our rhythm.  Don’t forget, THE JOGATHON is FRIDAY, September 20!

Please find listed below that which we’ll be studying this week.

Religion:  Continue Creation, Signs and Symbols,
Spelling:  Root Words – Circ and cycl/Spelling City
ELA:  Conjunctions and Paragraph Writing – Hamburger Method
Math: Properties, Powers of 10, Multiplication Patterns, Multiply One-Digit Nos., and Multiply Multi-Digit Nos.
SS:  Begin Galleon – Make crews, assign crew jobs, name ships, design flags, etc.
Reading: Achieve, Big Four Independent Reading

Have a great weekend and week ahead!

Brent Stinebrickner

Week Two: Off To An Amazing Start!!!

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying your last few hours of the weekend! We had a wonderful first week and our class really is world class!  Although it’s only been 2 ½ days, I can just tell we are going to have a wonderful year!  I look forward to seeing you all at Curriculum Night on Thursday @ 7:00 pm in the church.  Have a great week!
Brent Stinebrickner

Please find listed below that which we’ll study this week.

Spelling:  Spelling City — Back to School Words (attached)
SS:  Design A School – A Collaborative Project, finish and present
Religion: Creator God, Signs and Symbols
Writing:  Finish “Best Part of Me” poems, review of paragraphs
Reading:  Achieve 3000 Level Set, Big Four, Independent Reading (Please have your child bring a chapter book)
Grammar:  Capitalization
Math:  Place Value, Powers of Ten, Properties, Problem Solving

Welcome to 5th Grade — It’s Go Time!

Hi All,

I hope you all had an amazing summer and that you were able to relax and recharge!  I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures and share mine as well.  I am very much looking forward to a great year filled with tons of learning,  fun, and laughter!  Enjoy the last week of freedom (haha)!
See you next week!

Mr. Stinebrickner