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Teacher Trisha Vega - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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Red Ribbon Week (2017)
Monday October 23rd through Friday October 27th

Monday: October 23rd: “Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free”
Students will sign a red paper key during lunch today to make a pledge to stay drug free. The keys will be displayed at Chelsea for all to see!

Tuesday: October 24th : “From Head to Toe, I’m Healthy”
Crazy Hair and Sock Day- wear your craziest socks and make your hair look crazy!

Drug Facts: Red Ribbon Week is a week dedicated to educating children/teens about the dangers of drug use. Red Ribbon Week was started as a way to support our local police departments in their fight against drugs. A drug is defined as any substance that affects our mind and body.

Wednesday: October 25th : “Your Choices are the Key to Your Dreams”
Pajama Day- wear your favorite PJ’s.

Drug Facts: People who are your age, like your classmates, are called peers. When they try to influence how you act, to get you to do something, it's called peer pressure. It is tough to be the only one who says "no" to peer pressure, but you can do it. Paying attention to your own feelings and beliefs about what is right and wrong can help you know the right thing to do.

Thursday October 26th : “Team Up and Be Healthy”
Sports Day- Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey.

Drug Facts: Children/Teenage bodies are still growing and alcohol has a greater impact on young people’s physical and mental well-being than on older people. Illegal drugs can damage the brain, heart, and other important organs

Friday October 27th : “Red Ribbon Day”
Red Day-Wear the color red.

September 25 we begin Module 2- Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fractions
Topic A- Mental Strategies for Mult-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
Topic B- The Standard Algorithm for Multi-Digit whole Number Multiplication
Topic C- Decimal Multi-Digit Multiplication
Topic D- Measurement Word Problem and Whole Number Decimal Multiplication
Mid-Module Assessment

Is reading part of your family's daily routine? Reading is the most important skill because it is the basis for learning throughout the school day. Reading takes practice. Make reading a part of your family's daily routine.

*Read every night with your child or along side your child.
*Ask your child to occasionally read aloud and listen to how they're able to read with fluency-expression, accuracy, rate, phrasing, and punctuation.
*We will be working on reading more fluently in the classroom with weekly goals. What will be your child's goal this week?

*Our fifth grade homework expectation of students is to read a minimum of 80 minutes per week. The students are working on weekly reading goals. Can you exceed the expectation?

TECHNOLOGY- 5th Graders are now 1:1 using Lenovo Laptops. Students have received their Microsoft 365 accounts and can login from home or on anything with internet connection. We will be using technology all throughout our curriculum.

Muisc/Band/Orchestra will be on G-Days for our classroom. Please be sure your child has their instrument for their sectional on these days. See TIGER calendar link below or under downloads.

LIBRARY-We will be going to the library on E-days

Quarter 1
Module 1- Place Value and Decimal Fractions
Module 2- Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fractions

Reading-What does it mean to adapt? How does where you live affect how you live? How do people around you influence the way you adapt?
Our first novel, Ungifted, by Gordon Korman

Science-States of Matter & Properties of Matter

Social Studies-Chapter 2 The Earliest Americans

Writing-Narrative writing

Important Dates:

School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal October 9, 2017
Columbus Day Holiday - No School November 20-21, 2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School November 22, 2017
Non-Attendance Day November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School November 24, 2017 Non-Attendance Day
December 22, 2017 Early Release - One Hour
December 25, 2017 thru January 5, 2018 Winter Break - No School
January 8, 2018 Teacher Institute - No School
January 15, 2018 M.L. King Holiday - No School
February 16, 2018 Teacher Institute - No School

This week in class

Week of October 23
Red Ribbon Week-
Sign our Drug Free Pledge

Crazy Hair/Sock Day

Pajama Day

R DAY- Sports Day

Wear Red!!!


Important Dates

October Popsicle Sale

Vision & Hearing Screening this week


Downloads List

Curriculum Night Presentation [9/8/2017]
Daily TIGER Schedule [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 1 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 2 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 3 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 4 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 5 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 6 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Math Night Flyer (Oct. 18) [10/15/2017]
Office 365 Help [9/12/2017]
One Note Help [9/12/2017]
State of The District Flyer [1/24/2017]
Welcome & Intro to 5th Letter [8/25/2017]


Cool Links

A Google A Day- There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer.

Blockly Coding Games


Eureka Math

PARCC Parent Checklist

Typing Club- Excellent website for typing practice

Typing Games- Ed Tech Links

Typing Games- More fun typing practice.

Zearn Math

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