Mr. Schineller's 5th Grade

March 25th, 2020
Remote Learning Schedule:
8:00-8:20 Reflex Math
8:20-8:55 Novel and responses
9:00-9:45 Zoom meeting
9:45-10:30 Math
10:30-11:30 Language Arts
11:30-12:30 Lunch and recess
12:30-2:00 Social studies/Science
2:00-3:00 Specials (Monday-Art, Tuesday-Tech/music, Wednesday-Span/PE, Thursday-Tech/music, Friday-Span/PE)
 
August 9th, 2019
 
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am looking forward to working with your students this year!  
 
Our first week will be spent getting to know each other along with policy and procedures for a cohesive classroom atmosphere!
 
Please email with any questions at: rick.schineller@cvamail.com and you can also subscribe to my teacher page by following the link on the main page.
 
I'm looking forward to a great year and I cannot wait to meet parents and their students! 
 

Posts

Mr. Schineller, 5/11-15

Good morning!
 
The end of the year is rapidly approaching! We are wrapping up many of our projects and trying to have a little fun. Next week we will have our "At home field day" which might require some help from parents to measure distances.
 
Things that will be coming out soon: Yearbook information will be out this week! Also, we will have a "parade" on May 22nd from 10:30-11:30am at the school. This will be an opportunity for families to drive by and wave to the teachers as we wrap up this unusual year.
 
Have a great week!

Mr. Schineller, May 4th-8th

Good morning!
 
Upcoming things we will be doing this week:
Math: We will continue working through our lessons looking at short cuts for multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000.
Social Studies: We're finishing up our unit on the Civil War by "writing" a song.
Reading: We will continue to working on our comprehension skills.
Egg Baby: We will be doing our egg project with daily journaling about "parenthood".
 
Things on the horizon:
Egg drop and home field day.
 
Have the best week possible! 

Mr. Schineller, March 13th

Hello parents,
 
Please be on the lookout for an email from me later today. This email will will have assignments and things for the kids to work on the week of March 16th-20th.
 
Science fair projects will be due the day we get back from break with the Fair portion being rescheduled at a date to be determined later.
 
I assume we will be rescheduling the good choice club as well, to a date to be determined later.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email.
 
Thanks

Mr. Schineller, 3/9-3/13

Good afternoon!
 
We are speeding to the end of the year! We have some exciting things coming up: 
-Our Young Ameritowne field trip is May 13th!
-Science Fair projects are due on March 16th with the fair being held on March 18th!
-Fifth grade field day at Longmont High School is May 1st
 
Our Upcoming Learning:
Math: We will start dividing fractions, reducing fractions, and analyzing prisms.
 
Novel: We will start reading "The Westing Game" a great mystery book!
 
LA: We will work on determining theme, reading comprehension, and practice some correct comma usage.
 
SS: We will continue to work our way through Westward Expansion
 
Science: We will wrap up our unit on the Endocrine System.
 
Upcoming dates:
3/13--Junior Achievement in a Day
3/18--Science Fair
3/19--Character Traits assembly, 2:30pm, gym
3/23-3/27--No school, Spring Break
4/6--PD, no school
4/29--Rockies field trip
 
Have a great weekend and don't forget to spring forward!

Mr. Schineller, 3/3-3/6

Good morning!
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math: We will be looking at mean, median, mode, and range, units of capacity, and multiplying fractions.
 
Novel: We will try to finish up "Tom Sawyer" this week.
 
LA: We will be working with determining theme and reading comprehension this week.
 
SS: We will continue our unit on westward expansion.
 
Science: We will continue with our unit on the endocrine system.
 
Important dates:
3/13--Junior Achievement
3/16--Science Fair projects due.
3/18--Science Fair; 1pm in the gym.
3/23-3/27--Spring Break
4/6--No school, PD
 
Have a great week!
 

Mr. Schineller, 2/24-2/28

Good afternoon!
 
The Discovery Concert field trip today was very good! The kids enjoyed and represented themselves very well! Great Job!
 
Our Upcoming Learning:
Math: We will be working on reducing fractions and mean, median, mode, and range.
 
Novel: We will continue in "Tom Sawyer".
 
LA: We will be working on how to write dialogue and reading comprehension.
 
SS: We have started our unit  on Westward Expansion, with the Oregon trail not far down the line!
 
Science: We will begin our unit on the Endocrine system!
 
Important Dates: 
2/25 & 2/27--P/T conferences
2/29--No school
3/2--PD, no school
3/16--Science Fair projects due
3/18--Science Fair, in the gym, 1:00pm
3/23-3/27--Spring Break, no school!
4/6--PD, no school
 
Have and great weekend! 

Mr. Schineller, 2/18-2/21

Happy Valentine's Day!
 
If you have not signed up for a parent teacher conference, please do so by following this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A49AFAD2FA3FF2-spring2
 
Our Upcoming Learning:
Math: We'll be learning about prime and composite numbers, reducing fractions, and we'll have a test.
 
Novel: We will be continuing in "Tom Sawyer".
 
LA: We will continue reviewing grammar, reading comprehension, and writing a "how-to" paper
 
Social Studies: We will be starting our unit on "Westward Expansion".
 
Science: We will wrap our unit on Chemistry and move on to the Endocrine system.
 
Important dates:
2/17--No school
2/21--Discovery Concert field trip
2/25 & 2/27--Parent/Teacher conferences
2/28--No school
3/2--No school
3/13--Junior Achievement Day
3/23-3/27--Spring Break
 
Have a great three day weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 2/18-2/21

Happy Valentine's Day!
 
If you have not signed up for a parent teacher conference, please do so by following this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A49AFAD2FA3FF2-spring2
 
Our Upcoming Learning:
Math: We'll be learning about prime and composite numbers, reducing fractions, and we'll have a test.
 
Novel: We will be continuing in "Tom Sawyer".
 
LA: We will continue reviewing grammar, reading comprehension, and writing a "how-to" paper
 
Social Studies: We will be starting our unit on "Westward Expansion".
 
Science: We will wrap our unit on Chemistry and move on to the Endocrine system.
 
Important dates:
2/17--No school
2/21--Discovery Concert field trip
2/25 & 2/27--Parent/Teacher conferences
2/28--No school
3/2--No school
3/13--Junior Achievement Day
3/23-3/27--Spring Break
 
Have a great three day weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 2/10-2/14

Good afternoon!
 
Due to the inclement weather today, the Daddy/Daughter dance has been rescheduled for February 21st, 6-7:30pm!
 
Class lists are in backpacks for Valentine's cards and our party on the 14th.
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math--We will be working on converting units in length, changing improper fractions into mixed numbers, multiplying fractions, and have a test.
 
Novel--We will start our novel "the Adventures of Tom Sawyer".
 
LA--We will work on writing a narrative from a particular point of view, some grammar review, and reading comprehension.
 
Social Studies--We will try and finish up our unit on Feudal Japan.
 
Science: We will finish up our unit on Chemistry.
 
Upcoming dates:
2/14--Classroom Valentine's Party
2/17--No school, President's Day
2/21--Discovery Concert field trip
2/21--5th grade/Middle school hangout, 3:30-5:30 in the gym ($5)
2/21--Daddy/daughter dance, 6-7:30 pm
2/25 & 2/27--Parent/teacher conferences, after school
2/28--No school
3/2--No school, PD
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 

Mr. Schineller, 2/3-2/7

Good afternoon parents!
 
Parent/teacher conferences are coming up in February.  You can follow this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A49AFAD2FA3FF2-spring2
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math: We will be working on displaying data, decimal/fraction/percentage equivalents, and area.
 
Novel: We will finish up "Frederick Douglass" up this week.
 
LA: We will be working on author's point of view, grammar review, and reading comprehension.
 
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on "Feudal Japan", including some origami!
 
Science: We will continue our unit on chemistry.
 
Important Dates:
2/3--We HAVE school!
2/6--Spelling Bee, 1-3:00 pm
2/6--Parent mixer, Mountain Cowboy, 5-7:00 pm
2/7--Daddy/daughter dance
2/14--Valentine's classroom party, 2:15
2/17--No school
2/25 & 2/27--Parent-teacher conferences, after school
2/28--No School
3/2--No school
 
Have a great weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 1/27-1/31

Good afternoon!
 
If you are interested in leading our class' Junior Achievement activities, please contact me.  It is March 13th, and lasts about 5 hours at school.
 
Reminder: We WILL have school on February 3rd to make up for the numerous snow days earlier in the year.
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math: We will primarily be working with decimals, their place value and their equivalents.
 
Novel: We will continue our reading of "Frederick Douglass".
 
LA: We will finish up our compare and contrast papers, do some grammar review, and practice reading comprehension.
 
Social Studies: We will wrap up our "Early Russia" unit and move on to "Feudal Japan".
 
Science: We will continue learning about all things chemistry.
 
Upcoming Dates:
1/30--Character Award Assembly, 2:30 in the gym
2/3--We HAVE school this day!
2/6--Spelling Bee, 1:00pm in the gym
2/6--Parent Mixer, 5-7:00pm Mountain Cowboy
2/14--We will have a classroom Valentine's party
2/25 & 2/27--Parent teacher conferences 4-8:00pm
2/28--No School
3/2--No School
 
Have a great weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 1/21-1/24

Good afternoon!
 
We are doing a school fundraising read-a-thon! Information on how to sign-up to win fabulous prizes was sent last week but a reminder form is also coming today.
 
Friday the 24th will be our class celebration for reaching twenty whole class compliments.  The kids can bring in their electronic devices (turn in to me at start of day) and we'll play on them for about an hour after lunch. This is the second fastest that a class has earned their party.  The kids are free to bring in a snack or treat for themselves or the class.
 
Our Upcoming Learning:
Math: We'll be working on modeling decimals using money, the decimal parts of a meter, and then take a test this week.
 
Novel: We will continue on with our "Frederick Douglass" reading.
 
LA: We will be working on writing a compare/contrast essay as well as our reading comprehension.
 
Social Studies: We will be working on our "Early Russia" unit.
 
Science: We will continue with our chemistry unit.
 
Important dates:
1/20--No school
1/30--Character trait assembly, 2:30-in the gym.
2/6--All school Spelling Bee, 1:30-in the gym
2/6--Parent mixer/social--5-7:00 pm at Mountain Cowboy (please RSVP)
2/17--No school
 
Have a great weekend!
 

Mr. Schineller, 1/13-1/17

Good afternoon!
 
Welcome back! I hope everybody had a wonderful break!
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math: This week we will be taking a test and then working on line graphs, using letters in geometry, and estimating answers using rounding.
 
Novel: We will continue our reading in "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: American Slave".
 
LA: We will continue our poetry unit as well as work on our reading comprehension.
 
Social studies: We will wrap up our unit on "England: Golden Age to Glorious Revolution and then move on to "Early Russia".
 
Science: We will continue our unit on Chemistry, focusing on atoms and molecules.
 
Upcoming dates: 
 
1/17--5th grade symphony day at Skyline High School, 9-12:00.
1/20--No school, MLK day
1/30--Character Trait Assembly, 2:00 in the gym.
2/6--School Spelling Bee, 1:30pm, in the gym.
 
Have a great weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 12/16-20

Good afternoon!
 
We have finished our winter round of NWEA testing. I will send home copies of the results in Friday folders next week.
 
Holidays Around the World is next Friday! Please join us between 9:00 and 11:00am  if you would like to see all the hard work the kids have put into their presentations!
 
Our upcoming learning:
Math: We will be learning about division by multiples of 10, multiplying by three digits numbers, and taking a test.
 
LA: We will do an "escape room" to practice our figurative language, as well as some themed writing, and some reading comprehension activities.
 
Social Studies: We will be moving from the Renaissance to "England: The Golden Age to the Orange Revolution".
 
Holidays Around the World: We will continue working on our presentation materials in preparation for Friday's festivities.
 
Important Dates:
12/20--HATW, noon dismissal
12/23-1/3--Winter Intermission, no school
1/6--No School, PD
1/20--No school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr day.
 
Thanks and have a great weekend!

Mr. Schineller, 12/9-12/13

Good afternoon!
 
Please consider donating to our Toys for Tots toy drive! The Marines do an amazing job helping those in need at this time of year.
 
We will be doing our winter NWEA testing on 12/12 and 12/13.
 
Our Learning:
Math: We will be working with data analysis, 2 and 3 digit multiplication and measures of a circle.
 
Novel: We have finished "Little Women" and will take a break until after the break.
 
LA: We will be doing some fun writing assignments as well as some reading comprehension.
 
Social Studies: We will continue with our unit on the Renaissance.
 
Holidays Around the World(HATW): We will be diving into our three countries, Spain, Brazil, and India, and learning about their holiday traditions.
 
Upcoming dates:
12/20--Holidays Around the World, noon dismissal.
12/23-1/3-- Winter Break
1/6--PD, no school
1/20--No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
 
Have a great weekend!