Friday, November 21, 2014

The Wonderful Week of November 17-21

Welcome! Glad you stopped by to peek at our week!

We have had our class pet Penny for a while now and we have had many adventures with her. On every break a student will take her home. During thanksgiving I will be. One adventure we have had with her is that  during writing  Jake was holding her and she was listening! I guess now we know Penny`s favorite subject is writing. Another thing about penny is she likes to take pictures with us.

by. Me! Riley Ellis 

In Math we have been dividing decimals by whole numbers and we have been dividing decimals by decimals. We have been using the following strategies using a model and standard algorithm. Also we have been doing math stations in these stations we do math models, independent practice, a math game, dream box, skill builder, task cards, problem solving, and write about math.! Riley Ellis
In reading we have been learning about Text Features. Some text features are; heading, hyperlink. Title Page, caption, Icon, Guide words, Glossary, Index, Time Line, Chart, Table of Contents, Illustration, and Photograph. All these things and more help us better understand informational texts when we read! We did lots of fun activities this week using text features. In Lexia another student has completed all of the levels. We have also won the Lexia trophy for the week and hopefully the rest of the month! On Monday we will be taking our worldly wise test. I hope all of the students get A's. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing this week:
                                                                                                                            by: me! Chloe putty
In social studies we have been learning more about colonies. We will be presenting our colony brochure on Tuesday . Please work on them! Midterms will come home on Friday, check them out to see if you are on track this semester.  Don't forget to bring money to pay for the recorders for music- (they are $4.00) and signed midterms back on Monday. Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Turay will  be looking for those things.   Happy almost Thanksgiving and we hope you have a great weekend!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!REMEMBER, IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A LEMONS MILL LION!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Peek At Our Week- 11/10-11/14

Welcome to Snyder's Scoop!! We are the NEW blog team for November and December. We hope to keep you informed of what is going on in our classroom!! Our editor is Chloe P. and our staff is made up of Daniel D, Carson W., and Riley E. We hope you come back each week and stay caught up with us!

In math class this week we have continued with multiplying decimals. Here are some strategies we have been using. Standard algorithm, math models, and we also got to work with partial quotients. We have also been doing dream box , which is a web based math program that also helps us with our math skills.

                                                 This is what we do in our free time.

                            Here is some of the math problems we have been doing this week.

                                          This is what we do during math stations.

                                                                                                  By: Daniel Daff

                     In reading class we've been reading the Chronicles of  Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. We've recently watched the movie on Thursday. I think everyone liked it, I know I did! On Wednesday we took a test on the book. Today (Friday) we compared and contrasted the movie from the book. On  Lexia  Reading Core 5 some students have completed levels and some who have completed the whole game. There are 18 levels on Lexia and people have completed them all! We worked hard this week and EVERYONE met their Lexia usage goal!!. Here are some pictures of the movie and Lexia /reading plus.                    

Here we are loving the movie on Thursday!

Our WW vocabulary words for the next few weeks! Can you use them in your conversation?
By: ME! Riley E.
In social studies class we have been working on the 13 colonies. We are doing a brochure on the one we chose that are due on 11/25/14!! Make sure you are working on this and not waiting until the last minute. Mrs. Snyder will send home another criteria handout on Monday for you to use on the project in case you lost yours.  I chose to do mine on South Carolina!! On the project, we are graded on climate, geography, history, and more. We have also been learning about the Triangular Trade Route. the Triangular Trade Route is a trade route between New England, Europe, and Africa. Did you know that??
By: Carson W.
Thanks for stopping by this week!
We hope to get better each time. We hope you enjoyed a little peek into our daily life in 5th grade!
See you next week,
Your November/December Bloggers


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Wonderful Experience - Amber Philpott

Amber Philpott recently came to Lemons Mill's fifth grade classes. She shared some amazing stories about her adventures all over the United States. Amber also told us some of her strangest reports. One of them was about a horse that had fallen into a swimming pool, gotten caught in the cover, almost drowned, and had her foal a day after! In the end, she answered a few questions fifth graders had and took a picture with all of the students in it. We are all so glad to learn from Amber's adventures!

by Chloe Putty