We have lots to do in that time period so let's get started. Below is some of the information you will need in the weeks to come.
Our last IB unit for the year is "Sharing the Planet," and the central idea for this unit is "Living things may struggle to coexist." It is from this unit that all 5th graders will create an exhibition project. You will get all the information you need including requirements/rubrics by the end of this week. Below is a basic guideline for due dates/preparation.
4/1-4/5 Exhibition introduction
4/8-4/12 Topics due/mentors assigned
4/15-4/19 Exhibition research at school
4/29-5/3 Exhibition project work at school
5/6-5/10 Continued(last week to complete projects)
5/13-5/16 Exhibition projects due/presented to parents and
community members(date undecided as of now)
*Students will work in groups of 2-4 to complete this task. A tri-fold board is required and the central idea and all key concepts must be presented on the board. Students can add anything else they'd like, but these are the minimum requirements. Remember to use the action cycle...choose, act, reflect. This is not a report. You are trying to invoke change.
*We will be reading the historical fiction book Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.
*We are pulling out of Flocabulary until after the PAL trip. This will allow us time to focus on the vocabulary words in the book we'll be reading. There are a lot of words. Please study them as we go. There will be a test around 4/17.
*Do you remember when we studied dialect at the beginning of the year? Well, you will definitely see that again as we read this book. Some of it is difficult to understand, but I promise this will be one of your favorite books if you stick with it.
*You will get a calendar tomorrow that will help you with pacing. Please read your assignment daily. It will be about 30 pages a day, and you will have some time in class, but there will be some at-home reading required. If you get behind, it will be extremely difficult for you to catch up. :)
*There will be reading/writing activities that correlate to the book over the next 3 weeks.
*We will finish up our study of algebra this week, and we will begin looking at data/probability in our class as well as Mrs. Paxton's.
*There will be a project at the end of this unit. It will be due 4/18 or 4/19. The students will decide what is to be researched, how to represent the data, etc.
*We will review the concepts already learned for the remainder of the year.
*We will be studying the events that led to the American Revolution....French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, etc.
*In addition, we will be studying the battles and the results of the war.
*We will also look at how our government was formed.
*IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAL, ALL PAPERWORK(REGISTRATION AND MEDICATION FORMS, ETC.) IS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE AS THERE IS A TWO-WEEK MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR ALL PAPERWORK TO BE TURNED IN. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
4/5 Spring Pictures
4/12 Chess Festival
4/16 IB Cafe Night for 5th grade hosted by TMSM
4/19 Progress Reports
4/22-4/25 PAL trip
4/26 Spring Holiday
4/30 PTA Showcase @ 6:30
5/6-5/10 Testing window
5/13-5/16 One of these days will be Exhibition.
5/14 Moms Do Lunch
5/17 Field Day
5/23 Honors Day 5th 11:30 4th 10:30 3rd 9:30 2nd 8:30 1st 1:30
5/24 Last day for students
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