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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday! Day 73 of learning together!

Another round of amazing country shares!  We learned about France, Nigeria and China!  We learned that in France there are more pets than children!  In Nigeria they speak 250 languages!  China has the largest population in the world!  We also had a taste of French croissants and Nigerian coconut macaroons and plantain chips!  Tomorrow we have our last two shares😩. Next month we will be researching and presenting about famous world sites:natural or man made!


In math class we have focused on our strategies for adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators!  We've been in Ratio Table Land for over a week and have learned that ratio tables are useful in helping us find common multiples as well as equivalent fractions!  Thanks to Chris, Haley, Kylee and Dylan we have some smart ways to use ratio tables to find common denominatorsWe took a quiz today and used all that we know to solve some tricky problems!!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Week in Review 12/11


We have had an exhilarating week of learning!  We are so proud of all that we accomplished!  We are thankful for our learning and hopeful and excited  about our learning for next week!  Wondering where all these positive feeling words came from?  WelÅ‚, for the past few weeks we have been working with Rachel and Peter to learn strategies to use when we have positive and negative feelings.  We've also spent time talking about the "Unthinkables" like Brain Eater and  Worry Wall.  Here are a few pictures of us acting out our Brain Eater moments.  We acted the scene out with an "unexpected reaction", which means you have a reaction to a friend or parent, or coach that is not very nice, and an "expected reaction", which is when you use a strategy to calm or focus.    Ask your child about it!




We've been traveling the globe through, reading, writing and sharing!  We have visited Antarctica, South America, North America, Astralia, and Oceania.  The top pictures show us on truflix traveling by reading and taking notes with partners and alone.  The second set of pictures shows some of people's beautiful shares.  They also did a great job making mouth watering food.  Kate with Denmark, Ian with Syria, Nora did Mongolia, Chloe with Tonga, and Faith with Germany.  Great job to the others too, that shared even though we do not have pictures of them.  Great job to everyone for making it an exhilarating week!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Chorus Concert

Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus Notice

November 10, 2015

Dear Parents,


    Your child has been working very hard in preparation for their winter concert.  We will perform on December 9th at 7pm in the SCS school cafeteria.  I’m very pleased with the progress of this group and believe we will have a strong program for you.
     Please encourage your child to go over this song packet so that they will be prepared to sing from memory for our concert.   Students should be in concert dress for December 9th. We ask that there are no jeans and that students look appropriate for our performance.  Students will line up at 6:45 in the music wing.
    Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in choir.  Please note this date on your calendar.  I look forward to seeing you at our performance.

     Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions. 


Sincerely,



Amy Southworth   

Geography

Everyone passed their geography quiz!  Yah!
Reflecting on what we have learned in geography.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Beautiful cement planters and pies!

Hope to see you at the SCS PTO Craft Fair on Saturday from 930AM -130 PM!  Come out and support Endeavor as well as all members of your community!  Thanks to all of you in supporting us with your time, efforts and pies!

SCS Clothing orders Due by Friday, December 4th!

Please send in order form and a check made out to SCS PTO!  Order forms came home with your child or can be found here under Upcoming Events or on the SCS webpage!  

World Geography and this Month's Share

This week your 5 th grader has begun a study of Wold Geography!  The next two weeks will be focused on learning about physical geography-the land, water and climate of our amazing planet!  We will be learning about landforms that cover the Earth as well as thinking about how the land affects the culture and economics of the region, continent and world!  We have brand new National Geographic Atlases to use, google earth to explore and beautiful books about our 7 major continents!  We will also be studying for weekly quizzes that involve us memorizing continents, bodies of water, mountain ranges, countries, major cities and capitals!  This month your child is also researching a country of their choice and creating a small four door project to share with the class!  Some students are feeling motivated to do more than one!   After vacation we will be focusing more closely on cultural geography in preparation for a week long residency with Jeh Kulu African Drumming and  Dance and for the PTO International Potluck!