• Brownrigg's Newsletter

    Posted by Daniel Brownrigg on 9/18/2020



    Important Information


    • Thanks to all of the parents who came to our unusual conferences this year, I enjoyed having the chance to meet with you and talk about your amazing students.


    • Due to the holiday, the next newsletter will be published on Monday, December 7th.


    • Remember no school this Wednesday-Friday and the following Monday (11-30-20). 



    • On this page, you will find the information for the goings on in my specific classes. If your child has another fifth grade teacher for math, please see that teacher’s page for information. Or email her at slevitt2@birmingham.k12.mi.us



    • We will finish up multiplying fractions by working on word problems that involve multiplilcation. We are also going to learn about division of fractions and how a division problem can easily be turned into a multiplication problem.


    • Please make sure your child is completing xtramath.com at least 3times a week. The sooner the students learn their basic facts the sooner they can begin to worry more about a concept rather then their times tables, and math will be much less stressful for them. They can also practice using flashcards if they are getting too much screen time.



    • In reading, for the next two weeks, we will continue to look at main ideas of non-fiction books. If you can figure out the main idea of a section, it will help your comprehension of what you are reading. We will also begin to learn how to write about the information you find in a non fiction texts.


    • In writing, we will continue to create non fiction writing pieces. We will look at how to add who, what, when, where, and why to our writing to make it more interesting. We will also write with details and learn why the beginning of a book is so important.


    • Due to the fact the next two weeks are shortened, there will be no word work until the week of December 7th.


    • Please make sure that your student always has a book to read. They can have a book, use Kindle, or go on Getepic.com to find a book. I would like students to read chapter books for now. 



    • We have begun our unit on the Sun and Moon. The students have learned about shadows and how the Earth rotates around the Sun. We will start to look at the Moon and it pahses. We have a special Cranbrook Science Center presentation on Tuesday. 


    Important Dates:

    • November 25-30 - Thanksgiving Break
    • December 9th - half day-Dismissal at 11:15
    • December 23-January 3rd - Winter Break


    Unified Arts Schedule: 

    • Mondays- Spanish  12:30-1:15
    • Tuesdays- Art  1:30-2:15
    • Wednesdays- Spanish  12:30-1:15
    • Thursdays- Music  10:35-11:20
    • Fridays- PE   12:30-1:15


    • Lunch is from 11:55-12:30 Daily


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