January has certainly passed quickly! February brings Valentine’s Day. Our party will be held on Thursday, February 14, starting at 2:45 in the afternoon. Fifth grade students who would like to bring valentines should bring a valentine for each of their classmates. Valentines should be brought to school in a bag the morning of the party. Candy can be included in valentines; however, our school policy is that students save the candy to eat at home since we will have other food at the party. We will decorate special valentines bags at school to hold the cards that your child receives. If you
would like to contribute items for the party please return the attached sheet
by Tuesday, 2/5. I’ve included a class list on the back of this page to help with addressing envelopes.
reading we have been working with finding relationships between two or more
ideas, events, or people in informational text.
We have been looking for different types of relationships such as cause/effect,
chronological order, and main idea/supporting details.
are almost finished with our current science unit. Students have been modeling predictable
movements of the Earth, sun, and moon. At
the end of this unit your child should be able to explain what causes day and
night and what causes the seasons. If
you have the time, try to look up at the night sky and talk about the stars and
our moon! Also, I have also challenged students to be able to point to where we
would find the sun in the sky in the morning and in the evening. In our
next unit we will learn about invasive and endangered species in Ohio.
Please continue to help your child remember to read and do math each school night. This routine should take 45 minutes with 30 minutes devoted to reading and the rest of the time devoted to math. Students are now receiving a reading packet (due Thursdays) on the first day of each week. They should work on this packet the first two school nights and on the remaining days should read for at least 20 minutes and then write about their reading for about 10 minutes in their reading spiral. The math packet, which is also given out the first day of the week, is due on Friday. Students who finish the math packet can work on their single digit facts or, if a computer is available, do a session of Xtra math. These homework assignments provide practice that is critical for your child’s growth. We gain confidence, skills, and improve when we practice!
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, celebrations or anything you feel I should know to support your child’s growth. A paper has been stapled into your child’s planner with your upcoming conference time. I look forward to talking with you.
Word Study: spelling patterns – (-tch, -ch), (-dge, -ge), (-eau, eigh), unusual plurals
Science: predictable movements of Earth,
Sun, Moon; invasive and endangered species
Reading: identify and label
relationships in informational text, understand different text structures
Math: multiply and divide decimals,
Writing: write short research reports
that combine information from more than one source
of Class Names for Valentines
Tara Aymen Mostafa Abbie Layla Lake
Naadira Connor Isabela Eisa Laura Dayana
Alex Sophia Audrey Brisia Josh Sammy
Tristan Aniya Jonny Alliyah Samuel Aurora
Valentine’s Day Party Information
It’s time to think about valentines! If you would like to contribute to our party, please complete the form below.
If your child is
choosing to bring valentines to school they should be brought to school in the
morning. Your child will need 23
valentines to give one to each classmate.
More information is on the attached newsletter.
The items we will need for the party are listed below. Could
you please sign your name next to items that you would be willing to provide and then send this sheet back to
me no later than Tuesday, February 5? I will staple a sheet into your child’s planner with the item(s) that you should send in for the party. Thanks!!
As a reminder, at Riverside we ask that all food be store – bought and pre-packaged for the safety of all students.
24 students in the class
Thursday, February 14
Time: 2:45 – 3:15
Items can be sent to
school earlier in the week (except for donuts, fresh vegetables/fruit) or on the
morning of the party.
Donuts (enough for 24 servings)_________________________
Juice boxes (24)_________________________
Chips in individual bags_____________________
Willing to help serve
One of the above items that no one that has not
been signed up for_____________