Hello Mountian View Fifth Grade Students and Parents!!!

We hope this email finds you and your family in good health and in good spirits! We, your fifth grade teachers are all doing well! We have Zoomed and talked with our friends and families, taken long walks, cooked, cleaned, read books, watched movies, completed puzzles, and much more. We are definitely keeping busy! We are ready to get started again this week with academic lessons and we hope you are too!! 

We have missed seeing you all on our MVES 5th grade Facebook page, however it was Spring Break! This weeks focus will be SPRING BREAK! First up, post a picture of something you did this Spring Break. We can't wait to reconnect! 🙂

Mountain View is trying something new this week! We are using a form to communicate the lessons for the week. Please click on the link below to see the lessons for this week. We will be holding "office hours" where we will be available to answer your questions and/or share some good news!! Our "office hours" will be via EMAIL weekly on Tuesdays from 9:00 -10:00 am. Please note, we will be be answering questions at other times too but we might only be checking email in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Mrs. Rhodes is planning weekly Wednesday Science Labs (beginning next week on 4/22)viaZOOM from 10:00-10:45. Mrs. Lint is also planning weekly Friday Book Clubs (beginning 4/24) via ZOOM from 10:00-10:30.


Curriculum Update:
Reading - This week for reading we are sticking with what we have been doing.  1. Choose 2-3 strands from 5th Grade LA IXL to complete.  I have gone in and highlighted strands I would like you to work on, so you don't have to keep going back and looking for the e-mail. 2.  As always, I love reading your letter about what you are reading!  So, keep those reading responses coming!  They are due every Friday.  I have them assigned in TEAMS through May 1. 
Something new!  Zoom book clubs!  Every Friday at 10:00 I will be hosting a book club via Zoom.  I will post a schedule of books we will be discussing.  If you have read that (whole) book and would like to participate, log in to the meeting (invite will be a-mailed to everyone the Thursday before) and be prepared to discuss!  Come ready to talk about the characters, the plot (rising action, climax, falling action), conflict, resolution, theme, any questions you have, favorite parts, meh parts--all those things we have been discussing all year!  I can't wait!  I chose the books based on Reading Responses (books that I have read many responses on).  The following is the schedule so you can start reading if you want to join, but haven't read the book yet:
April 24--Wish
May 1--Star Girl  
May 8--The Girl Who Drank the Moon
May 15--The One and Only Ivan
May 22--Crenshaw
May 29---Artemis Fowl
June 5--Book recommendations for great summer reads.  Log in and tell us what books you LOVE that everyone else should consider for the summer.  Bring paper and pencil to write down all the great books you hear about!
Keep reading!  For questions please e-mail Mrs. Lint at lintnw@pwcs.edu
Math - Please check the gradebook. If you have missing assignments (NHI) and you have them in your folders that took home, please complete the assignment, take a picture of it and email it to me. You have until April 24 to get it in. Also, the extra credit packets can still be completed and turned in--again by April 24. Refer to the previous email on how to send it to me.  
April is MATH MONTH. I have posted a math calendar folder on my web page (under files and documents). Choose your calendar to have something fun each day to do in math😉 
The choice 2 link on our 5th grade SchoolHouse includes the answer key. Try to do it without just looking up the answers!  Any questions: Ruotolkf@pwcs.edu
Science -  Next week, our lab will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 10 am which is Earth day. We will need to following materials for our Earth Day themed lab: 
  • green crayons(  1 or 2 old used ones please)
  • blue crayons ( 1 or 2 old used ones please)
  • scissors or knife( not sharp)
  • muffin tin
  • vegetable oil spray
  • toothpick
  • hot pad
  • notebook or white paper
We will using an oven heated to 275 degrees. Please either have an adult close by or gain permission to put something into the oven and back out. I will send you a separate email Tuesday with the zoom link. Excited to see you all again! Any questions please email rhodeshe@pwcs.edu
Writing and Social Studies - This weeks lessons are detailed on Teams. Your first choice is to watch a Discovery Education video on the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, then, create either a one page PowerPoint flyer or a paper flyer about on of the Mid-Atlantic states. The second choice is to complete a journal entry about your Spring Break (be sure to include pictures)!!! If you have any questions, please email rosssl@pwcs.edu
We hope you have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Lint
Mrs. Rhodes
Mrs. Ross
Ms. Ruotolo