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Mrs. Cox

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Announcements

  • If you happen to have any extra pillows or bean bag type chairs that you no longer use, I'd love your cast-offs.
  • If you have any plastic shoe boxes that you no longer need, I'd love those too.
  • Please make sure your child has a CHAPTER BOOK to read at school. 
  • If your child is done reading a book and wants to get rid of it, feel free to donate it to our class library!

Specials (We go in order that spells "CAMP")

Tuesdays - Library

Fridays -  Social Skills and Latin rotation 

Reading

Check your student's reading teacher's website for info.

Cox reading class-  We will be wrapping up King Arthur this week while looking for life lessons along the way.

Writing

We are now doing writing in our reading classes to hone in on their specific levels and needs. Writing assignments will be included in students' reading grades.

This week's writing focus will be holiday writing.

Math

See your child's math teacher's website for info on math.

Cox math class - Ahhh, fractions. I secretly love them and hope to spread this love on to your student. Topics include: improper fractions, mixed numbers, adding and subtracting fractions, and simplifying. Loads of fun await us as we delve into this unit.

Here's a super helpful reference site covering topics we will be studying:

 https://www.mathsisfun.com/mixed-fractions.html

PRACTICE MATH FACTS!!!! I am seeing that many students don't know their math facts. Please take some time on a regular basis to practice. There are gobs of sites out there to facilitate this, but my favorite is simply to use flash cards. Another great resource I've discovered is the car. When I'm in the car, I sometimes test my kids on math facts. I know if I did this more often, they would benefit. Maybe challenge yourself as a parent to do this once a day? Simply ask, "What's 7x3, 4x8.....etc." Do addition and subtraction as well. Each student has a calendar and is required to practice 5-10 min 5 times a week. I will be collecting the calendars, signed by a parent, for an easy participation grade once a month.

Spelling

Spelling has been moved into our Language Arts grade category. As a homeroom class, we will review with a game called "Sparkle", and take the test on Fri. 

No spelling this week due to the shortened week.

Here's a link for Spelling City in order to practice spelling words: Spelling City 

***Reasearch has shown that practicing spelling words ORALLY is the best practice.  This leads to optimal memory retention which transfers into an increase in of spelling words correctly in everyday writing.***

Click on the link and scroll down to the appropriate week.

http://atassbres.sharpschool.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_970943/File/5th%20EM%20Weekly%20Spelling.pdf

Grammar

We will be taking a quiz on prepositions on Mon. Be sure to have them memorized!

We are learning about inverted sentences this week. I also started supplimenting Shurley Grammar lessons with some from Easy Grammar to help solidify the pieces of the puzzle of the English language.

Grammar flash cards / "cheat sheet"

https://quizlet.com/114909924/shurley-english-flash-cards/

Here's a helpful parent booklet for Shurley Grammar:

https://www.shurley.com/pdf/parent_help/Parent%20Help%20Booklet-L4w.pdf

Memorize the prepositions!!!! Here's the list:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sVFFZ-R-nx8/UIVyoM-yxBI/AAAAAAAAVB4/SNuxTha-iSk/s1600/c1%2Bw%2B1%2Bto%2B12%2Bpreposition%2Blist%2BCC%2Bpreview.JPG

Here's a fun song with motions studetns can use to learn the prepositions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP4BVdA9zYg

Here is a motion guide in slower version for the above song: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj08_kRNOuY

Here's a printable bookmark for prepositons:

file:///C:/Users/tcox/Downloads/PrepositionsBookMark.pdf

To learn or review the jingles, click the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqoYtqf5Wp-GVfVgBGtMse3iW4grs3A_u

 History

Ancient China is our current unit of study. We will continue to study some of the main dynasties of this time period, their contributions, mistakes, and once again life lessons we can glean from life back then.

Science

Mrs. Davis is your child's science teacher. Please check her website for science information.

 

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