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Weekly Notes – Fussman, 4/15/19

Room 208

Mrs. Fussman


Mrs. Morgan
This week in English, we are going to focus on reading and understanding our current literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Due to the last two units of CMAS testing this week, we will not be learning new spelling words. We will, however, be completing the mastery test on the vocabulary we learned last week before we read each day! In grammar, we will continue to explore complex and compound sentences and diagramming them. Please email me at with any questions! Thank you!


Mrs. Miller

Hello Fifth Grade Parents, this week in history and geography we wrap up Westward Expansion with a unit test on Thursday.  Study guides and a practice map will be going home on Monday or Tuesday, we will be reviewing all week in class for the test.  Friday, we start our American Civil War Unit.  This week on Tuesday after school I will hold a States and Capitals study session from 3:20 – 4:00 p.m.  Students can be pick up in room 215. Thank you and have a great week!


Mrs. Collins
This will be the final week of our Plant Unit. IC should be updated by the end of the week in regards to the plays and the homework. Please, encourage your student to take advantage of correcting assignments. There will be a Plant Reproduction test on Friday. Students will have a review sheet that will be going home to help them prepare for the test.
This week in fifth grade math, the students will be reviewing and starting a new unit on ratio. Homework: There will be a review homework assignment.

The 5th Graders have started learning the mechanics of Volleyball, and will now start to put the pieces together as it relates to the actual game.

Skill cues:

Bump/pass Set Spike/down ball
Thumbs down ward Upside down diamond Nike sign
Flat arms Hands on forehead Rotate both arms striking with palm
Shrugs shoulders Pop and lock it Follow through and point to target

 This week in Art, students will continue to work on their one point perspective drawings of hallways.  Students will be adding color with crayons and paint this week.   Also, Please join us for the annual Spring Art Show on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00 pm which will exhibit art work from students in grades 1-5. 

Students will continue to practice their concert repertoire. This is the third week of our World Music Unit; each class will begin to create their own STOMP rhythm routine for the spring showcase. Fun fact: many of the musical and literary aspects in the Disney film The Lion King were drawn directly from African traditions. If you have not seen this movie, it is one of my favorites. I recommend watching it. Students will continue to learn “Shenendoah,” one of our 2-voice-part concert songs. There are recordings of each student’s voice part that have been sent home. Each mp3 distinguishes if it is high voice singing, or low voice singing, or both. Your student should know if they are singing high or low voice. Please allow your student to listen to these tracks frequently at home or in the car. As a forewarning, my friend and I that recorded are both men singing in a child’s register, and so the tracks may sound a little silly at first.

Core Virtues

Mrs. Fussman

This week in Core Virtues we will finish reading Number the Stars, discuss The Butterfly Project and other elements of the Holocaust, and have an Honesty Debate.

This week in Latin students will begin practicing a song for their spring music concert. This song is called “Ecce Caesar Nunc Triumphat” (Caesar’s Triumph). The song is set to the same meter as “My Darling Clementine” and “Ode to Joy”. Parts of the lyrics were sung at Julius Caesar’s Triumph in 45 B.C.E. Students will also learn classroom vocabulary.


Mrs. Morgan

In Computer class, students are working on a Google slides project for music class.

Tonight's informational meeting has been cancelled.
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