My child is AIG, what does that mean at Powell?
Fourth and fifth grade students at Powell receive pullout once a week for 45 minutes for each subject they are identified in. If a student is identified in one subject, they will attend enrichment classes with Ms. Fox once a week for 45 minutes. If a student is identified in both reading and math, they will attend enrichment classes with Ms. Fox twice a week for 45 minutes (a total of 90 minutes). As much as possible, this pullout will coincide with the subject instruction in a student's classroom. Students also have the additional opportunity to take AIG electives with Ms. Fox.
For fourth quarter, fourth grade will be continuing their work from third quarter, while fifth grade will be ending the year with a novel.
Fourth grade will be continuing their research on a time period of their choosing and then using their knowledge of the time period and the historical fiction genre to write an original historical fiction piece. This aligns well with their study of the genre in their homeroom classes.
Fifth grade will be reading The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt This book focuses on a young boy, Holling Hoodhood, as he finds his way through seventh grade. Just as Holling has been forced to do by his teacher, the fifth grade students will also be exploring the work of William Shakespeare this quarter.
For fourth quarter, both fourth and fifth grade will be finishing projects started during third quarter before moving to a data collection project.
Fourth grade will be looking at the fraction standards that are part of their curriculum. After going over what students are expected to learn, they will create games or activities that could be used to support the standards.
Fifth grade will be expanding on what they already know about area and perimeter to develop an understanding of volume. They will not only explore volume through hands on activities, but also complete a project that supports the concept.