• Brownrigg's Newsletter

    Posted by Daniel Brownrigg on 8/26/2019

    2-28-20

     

    Important Information

     

     

     

    Math 

    • We are continuing division. We are going to learn how divide numbers that decimals in the divisor and the dividend. We will also learn to distinguish when we should multiply or divide. The test will be the week of March 9th.
    • 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.

     

    Reading 

    • We are continuing creating summaries using the "somebody wanted but so then" method. 

     

    • Chapter 3 of GUM has the students learning about words that are often confused such as teach vs. learn, to, two, and too, and real vs. very.

     

    • Please have your child bring a book to school everyday of the school year. They will have opportunities throughout the day to read and enjoy the book that they have choosen.

     

    • Spelling will be the suffix -ion, due to the snow days the spelling test will be next Thursday. There will be no new spelling next week. 

     

    Science

    • The students will have Mrs. Crooks for Science this year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact her at jcrooks@birmingham.k12.mi.us
    • Our first unit in Science is Earth and Sun. The first investigation in our unit is The Sun. Students look at shadows throughout the day. They use this information to monitor the position of the Sun as it moves through the sky, and analyze what this information tells us about time and rotation of the earth to produce day and night.

     

    Health

    • We are going to talk about ways to stay safe inside and outside of the home.

     

    Social Studies

    • We are going to begin to learn about the three regions of the 13 Colonies. They are the Southern, Middle, and New England Colonial Regions.

     

    • After we learn about the regions the students will take their knowledge on how to write an opinion paper on their favorite colony.

     

    Important Dates:

    • March 6th- half day Records Day
    • March 18 and 19 - half day for conferences

     

     

    Special’s Schedule from 9:00-9:45 everyday
    A Days- Art
    B Days- Music
    C Days- PE
    D Days- Spanish 

     

    On B Days we also have Spainsh from 1:55-2:40

    Band and Orchestra are on A and C days Monday thru Thursday from 2:45-3:30

    Lunch is from 12:50-1:30 Daily

     

    Allergy Alert! We have students in the 5th grade this year with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. As we switch classes so often, the entire 5th grade is NUT FREE. You may send in a snack for your child to eat during our celebration!

     

    CELL PHONE SCHOOL POLICY: Cell phones are to remain in the student's backpack until the end of the school day. They are not to be in the classrooms or on the student unless they are being used for instructional purposes. If a student is found with a phone, it will be taken to the office until the end of the school day.

     

    Students are not to be in the building in the morning, prior to the bell. Students found roaming the halls or in unsupervised classrooms will be sent to Kids Club.

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