Math - We have finished our unit on double-digit multiplication and division. Students will now be spending time learning about relating certain fractions to decimals. Students will be comparing and ordering fractional amounts with like denominators; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to hundredths.
Language - We have just started our Book Clubs. Students will spend time reading a book that was selected for them with their specific group. There are also specific roles every week for each group member and activities to go along with the reading. If your child is absent or is not keeping up with the reading and activities, this will need to be completed at home or during their recess time. The Book Club members have to work together as a team to complete their books. We are also starting a new read aloud called "Wonder." Please read what this amazing book is about.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Wonder has been a New York Times bestseller for over 5 years in a row (with over 140 weeks as #1). It's received numerous national and international awards, including being one of Time magazines 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time (January, 2015), and USA Today's Top 100 bestsellers. The movie Wonder is scheduled to be released on November 17th, 2017.