Looking Ahead 1/27: READathon Assembly 1/29 COLONIAL DAY Needs to Improve Notices go home 1/31: Permission slips for home visits for READathon due by 3:00p.m.
Comprehension Skill building:
Draw inferences from text
Analyze Adages, Similes, and Idioms
Compare Points of View
Writing Skill Building:
Plan, Organize. Draft, and Revise a Narrative Fiction Journal Entry
Plan and Organize an Opinion Essay
Incorporating Supporting Quotations into Essays
Analyze and use Figurative Language: Idioms
Mathematics: My Math Chapter 7
USA Weekly Week #17
COLONIAL DAY is coming
The fifth grade will be having our Colonial Day on Wednesday, January 29th! The schedule of activities and volunteers will be forthcoming shortly, but below is some helpful information and things to know.
What is Colonial Day? It’s a day when the children will come to school dressed in typical colonial attire. We’ll be doing activities typical of colonial children.
What does my child need to bring? Please have your child bring in a tin soup can (washed and dried), and a hammer. It is essential that your child bring these items BEFORE Colonial Day to ensure that he/she will be able to fully participate.
Also, please have your child bring a lunch typical of what would have been eaten then (fruit, cheese, meat, bread, biscuit, corn bread, etc). Children may want to wrap food in cloth napkins or towels and have your child bring his/her lunch in a basket or pail (and take home his/her crafts made) as well (for authenticity).
What should my child wear? Girls may wear skirts or dresses (long, if possible). Wearing an apron or shawl was also appropriate in those times. Girls also wore mob caps. You can be creative and make your own, or you might find any of these items at a costume/Halloween store.
Boys may wear dark pants and tuck them into dark knee socks. A white shirt can be worn with a rope belt. Boys might also wear a vest and 3-cornered hat. As with the girls clothing, these items might easily be found at a costume/Halloween store.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear colonial attire as well!
Science: Life Science Unit: Living Cells
The basic unit of life is the cell
Basic needs of all cells
How materials are transported to cells in multicellular organisms
The structures and functions of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and excretory systems