April Monthly Updates: 5th Grade
April Newsletter for 5th Grade
Language Arts - This month students will continue their investigation of the genre of poetry. Content area research will be an important skill while collaborating with their classmates on the Global Awareness Technology Project. Reading every night for at least 20 minutes helps to build reader’s stamina, develop their vocabularies, and strengthen skills across all academic areas. Thank you for continuing to encourage and support your 5th Grade Reader!
Math - April finds our 5th Grade mathematicians investigating geometry and increasing their understanding of Math concepts in the real world. Circles, angles, triangles and polygons provide many fun opportunities to enhance student’s vocabularies with words like congruence, transformation, reflection and rotations. Our next unit of study will cover data and probability.
Social Studies - The Global Awareness and Technology Project is nearing completion! 5th Grade historians are participating in this county-wide research project where small groups of students work collaboratively to research a chosen topic while exploring the themes of: Change Over Time, Geography, Art, Leadership, Interdependence, Government, Literature or Math and Science. Throughout GATP, students will increase their global awareness and use technology to perform their research, communicate with each other and produce a final project. Students may bring their personal devices in to school to facilitate their contributions and research.
Science - In April, our Scientists will continue their investigations of Light and Sound. Scientists will continue to form hypotheses, make inferences, collect data and drawn conclusions as they investigate the various states of matter, how sounds are made, and how light is transmitted. For the final Science unit of the year, our focus will shift to Fields of Science!
Dates, Notes, and Updates – We remain committed to establishing strong parent-teacher communication. Should you ever have any questions about your child, the curricula, or just want to touch base, please feel free to contact us 😊.
Mark Your Calendars:
April 4th – End of 3rd Quarter
April 5th – Teacher Workday, No School for Students
April 10th – National Purple Up Day! Wear purple in support of Military Connected Youth
April 10th – Spring Picture Day
April 11th – PTA Meeting
April 12th – Spirit Day: Twin Day
April 15th-19th – Spring Break