5th Grade - Bennion
Hello Everyone,
This is our last full week before Christmas break. Please check your scholar's grades on Aspire and help them get caught up on any work they are missing. The term will end just a couple weeks after we get back from the break. I have attached a grade report to this email. If you cannot see it, please let me know.
We have finished up our Electricity Unit in Science, and will be testing on it tomorrow. We reviewed for the test today, and most of the scholars did well. If possible, ask them to explain the difference between static and current electricity to you tonight. This will help them think through some of the concepts they will be tested on.
We have also finished up our U.S. Map unit, and started our Colonial America unit by learning some new vocabulary words. Ask your students some of the terms they learned last week.
In writing, we have started working on a short Narrative Writing unit. We will be talking about how to write a great story, whether real or imaginary, including how to develop a good plot, describe the characters and setting with adequate detail, and how to write a great hook and conclusion. We kicked the unit off by reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and checking off the elements of a good story that we found in it.
Instead of a class Christmas party, we will be watching the original cartoon virgin of The Grinch, and playing a couple of group games. The scholars are welcome to bring snacks and treats to share, but this is optional. We will not need any parent volunteers for this party.
The Christmas House projects are due on Tuesday, December 19th. Scholars can bring them in the morning, and we will set them up for anyone who wants to come see them after the Sing Around the Tree, that same day.
I hope you have a great week,
Mrs. Bennion
Upcoming Events:

Sing Around the Tree: 9:30 a.m. 12/19
Christmas House Display: 10:30 a.m. 12/19
Christmas Break: 12/20 - 1/2

Noble Knight of the Week: Whitney Anderson

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