Mrs. Katnani’s Notes
Happy Valentine’s Day!! 5K had such an exciting week this week! On Monday, we decorated Valentines Day bags with our Little Buddies. Then on Wednesday, they had a Museum of Science Presentation on Forces and Motion. This presentation even included a student lifting me in the air using what they learned about force. Oh boy! Thursday was Valentine’s Day and we had our school celebration! During our class celebration, students were able to pass out any valentines they brought in. Thank you for all of my lovely Valentines! Today was quite possibly the most exciting! We had the School Committee visit our classroom in the morning to see our work on our News Reports. 5Kers loved showing off their work! Then we had the health videos… I am sure you will either hear all about it or hear nothing about it! Finally, they worked in teams to solve number puzzles. It was the girls vs. boys. The boys won by just one point! Some of the students might be bringing home this challenge to share with you! How many can you solve????
Review of This Week
Math – We have been working hard with line plots and learned a new method for converting metric measurements. Did you know that King Henry Died Unusually Drinking Chocolate Milk? If not, ask your 5th grader about it!
Science – We continue our discussions of gravity. We learned about gravity on Earth as well as in outer space!
Social Studies – Some students were able to start their Jamestown brochures. We will be working more on these in the upcoming weeks.
Writing – We worked a lot on our News Reports this week. Most groups are finished filming and are in the editing phase. I will share these when they are complete.
February Break – No School – Mon 2-18 to Fri 2-22
Fri 3-1 Math Operations Test (Study Guide will come home Monday – this will be straight operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
We go outside for recess on most days unless the wind chill factor is below 16 degrees; as such, students should make sure they have the appropriate outer gear. 5th grade policy is to send them out with whatever outerwear they bring in the morning. Students should be checking the weather each morning and making responsible decisions on what to wear that day. On days where there is snow on the ground, students will only be allowed to walk in the snow if they have snow boots and play in the snow if they have snow pants; otherwise, they can play on the blacktop.
Have a lovely February break!