# Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

Wow! What a short week and how it flew by, just like this month! We hope everyone had a relaxing or exciting long weekend, however, we were ecstatic to be back! This week we have been working on getting self-assessments polished, presenting the 7th grade Black History Month Presentations they made in Social Studies, and finishing all artwork and artist statements for the artist of the month presentations which took place on Friday. A largely exciting week filled with beautiful artwork and inspiring presentations.

Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science?

This short week was jam packed with self-assessment and science projects! Fifth graders made their conclusions this week. They learned to analyze and develop results with evidence using their data. They also considered potential errors and possible applications. Fifth graders summed up their data quantitatively and qualitatively to draw up their results. They have completed their google slide presentations that explain their process and results, which will be included in their self assessment presentation. Students can obviously show you their bacteria and fungal infected petri dishes if you so desire!

What’s up in ELA?

Fifth graders are off to a great start in their fantasy book unit. They have also been editing their artist statements and their literary essays. We did not do week fourteen of their grammar workbook  because of the short week. We will start week fourteen next week and continue with their study of figurative language.

What’s going on in Math?

Fifth grade mathematicians had a busy week! They had a few days to finish up and correct assessments and now we have moved on to metric system conversions! Do not be alarmed if you hear them reciting “King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk”, that’s a tool we use to know how to convert within meters, liters, and grams. Looking ahead, they will have their first summative assessment (checkpoint) next Friday. The checkpoint will cover solving multi-step problems involving measurement conversions.

What’s happening in Social Studies?

The fifth graders tested their creativity this week. Students finished their early Europe unit and began to work on creating a parody of a song of their choice. Their parody centers around the ideas and cultures of early Europe.

Next week, the students will be singing their songs in FlipGrid. These will be sent home for your viewing pleasure! Students will then move into modern day Europe and begin looking at the different governments in place.

Important Dates:

• February 20-21 – February Break (No School)
• February 28- Middle School Student Social (3pm-4pm)