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Fifth Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

5th Grade Week of 6/11

CHUMASH: What a fantastic end to the year! Students chose a character or object from the Joseph Stories we have studied this year and conducted an interview with them to hear from a new point of view. They asked their character questions that touched on some main ideas that we have explored this year. The presentations were funny, reflective and so unique! I am so impressed with the progress of this class in their text skills as well as their growing ability to really listen and deeply reflect together. I wish you all a wonderful summer and I can’t wait  to...
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5th Grade Week of 6/4

HUMANITIES:  What a week! We had our amazing China Museum, during which our students showed off the fruits of their hard work over the past two months. We are so proud of them! In addition, we began to wrap up our Book Club Unit, and continued to write our memoirs. Have a good weekend!-Tony MATH: 5th graders will be taking their last unit test on Monday, June 11th. The last week of school will involve reviewing and correcting any second semester assignments that have yet been completed/corrected. All the corrections and assignments are due Wednesday, June 13th. -Kelly JUDAICS: This...
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5th Grade Week of 5/29

What a week! We are winding down the year in style, and finishing up our final units and projects. Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a good weekend! Humanities: Another successful week in Humanities! We are wrapping up our book club units, and exploring some final themes and elements of fantasy stories. We are also preparing for the China Museum. We are looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday!-Tony Math: Fifth graders are working with decimals and the unit test is currently scheduled for Monday, June 11th. The topics for this unit is listed below.-Kelly Unit Seven: Decimals Tenths, Hundredths, and...
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5th Grade Week of 5/22

What a week! The sun is out, and we are winding down the year with a few more weeks to go! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a lovely long weekend! Mindfulness Advisory this week: Partner Yoga! Humanities: This week in Humanities, we continued our book club unit, and explored elements of fantasy, themes, and the concept of friendship in fantasy books. We also concluded our essay portion of the China Museum project. Can’t wait to see everyone June 5th!-Tony Math: This week, the fifth graders learned to express fractions as decimals, multiply and divide decimals by 10s, 100s, and...
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5th Grade Week of 5/14

What a week! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a restful long weekend! Humanities: In Humanities this week, we continued our Book Club Units, and discussed important characters, settings, and events at the beginning of our various texts. We continued our China Museum Projects in Social Studies, and took a much needed break after ERB’s. Have a lovely Shavuot!-Tony Math: After the standardized test, fifth graders learned to add and subtract decimals, and multiply and divide decimals by a 1-digit whole number. Next week, the class will learn to change fractions to decimals using long division, multiply decimals by 10...
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5th Grade Week of 5/7

Another successful week in 5th Grade! Thank you to everyone for your kind gifts and thoughts for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please enjoy our class updates, and have a good weekend! BAC photos:  Humanities: This week in Humanities, students dove in to their book club units. They did an excellent job of owning their independent work time and keeping their groups on successful tracks. We also continued working on our China Museum projects, and we prepared for the ERB. Shabbat Shalom!-Tony Math: Fifth graders spent the week reviewing for the upcoming ERB. Please remind your child to bring a calculator on Wednesday, May...
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5th Grade Week of 4/30

What a week! The sun finally came out, spring is here, and so much happened in 5th grade! We had a wonderful time at Prospect Park during Lag Baomer, and enjoyed hosting our families for Kesher Day. We are also looking towards the end of the year, including preparing the students for health class. Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a good weekend!         HUMANITIES: Another successful week in Humanities! We began pre-reading for our fantasy book club unit, including reading classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and interpreting their connections to other fantasy...
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5th Grade Week of 4/23

What a week in 5th Grade! Our 5A students had another excellent trip to the Brooklyn Autism Center, yet again showing their compassion and amazing ability to be kind to others. Please enjoy our class updates below, and have a good weekend! HUMANITIES: Another successful week in Humanities! Students finished reading Revolution is not a Dinner Party and completed some really fun trailers on iMovie for the book. We also continued our China Museum writing portion and completed some fun extra credit work. Shabbat Shalom!-Tony MATH: Fifth graders this week have been reviewing for the unit (Ratio) test on Monday, April 30th (also...
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5th Grade Week of 4/16

What a week! We celebrated Yom Haatzmaut on Thursday. We and our 4th grade friends turned our classrooms into Israeli cities, ancient and modern. The 5th Grade also did an exceptional job performing a play for our whole school tekes on the last 70 years of Israel’s history. Thank you, Nir, for all the hard work you put in to making Thursday amazing! Please enjoy our classroom updates, and have a good weekend! HUMANITIES: Another successful week in Humanities! We are wrapping up our whole class text, and are looking forward to future writing assignments by introducing the art of expository...
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5th Grade Week of 4/9

What a week! The sun is out, and we are ready to bring spring in! We had the pleasure of listening to Holocaust survivor Dori Katz as she told us the harrowing and inspiring story of her early childhood in Nazi-occupied Belgium. Please enjoy our updates below. Shabbat Shalom! HUMANITIES: Another good week in Humanities! We continued studying and discussing our class text. We studied the components of a proper sentence. In Social Studies, we began our China Museum projects! The students are so excited to show you their projects on June 5th!-Tony JUDAICS: In Judaics this week, we learned about...
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