5th Grade

What we are doing the week of December 2-6, 2019
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!

REMIND Sign up Info 
If you have not signed up for our team Remind texts, please do so! All of the 5th grade teachers will be using the same account to keep you abreast of what is happening in our rooms. You can choose to have it sent to your email, as well. Here is the link:  https://www.remind.com/join/wv5thgrade . We also send a weekly email so please double check that your current email address is on file in Infinite Campus. Along with the email, we post the newsletter on the 5th Grade Webpage.

 Writing with Ms. McNeil (planner/agenda book says "Language Arts")

*This week, we will write our creative journal entry on Monday and share it.  Students will practice language mechanics skills in their DEUILI warm-up on Tuesday and begin their next on-demand writing.  On Wednesday, students will define and analyze the root FAC/FACT, then work on their on-demand.  On Thursday, students will complete their narrative warm-up, and then finish their on-demand.  On Friday, students will differentiate between figurative and literal language.  

*Work ethic grades are earned by the level of completion, neatness, effort, and correctness.  If a student does not receive a 100 on a work ethic assignment, he/she is encouraged to read the comments  that I write on the paper, complete the assignment as directed, and turn the assignment back in to be regraded.  Journals and writings are assessed on the amount of critical and creative thinking, the details and feelings included, and the use of effective vocabulary, transitions, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling.  

*This year in writing we focus on letters, articles, and narratives.  We will improve our vocabulary and focus on writing complete, interesting sentences.  I will be encouraging students to use their "voice" in their writing, while including as much detail, feeling, and evidence as possible to back up their opinion or main idea.

Reading with Mrs. Schlimm
This week in reading class students will continue reading different plays, while also focusing on inferring the theme of a play. Students will practice an extended response question where they must support his/her answer by using evidence from the text. On Thursday students will have class time to go to the library and shop at the Scholastic Book Fair! For more information about the book fair visit the library page on the district website, or use the link below!


This week’s homework will be “Ice Can Scream.” Homework is assigned on Monday and due Friday, however late work is always excepted, but points will be taken off. Extra copies of homework are in the absent folder in the front of the classroom, or homework can also be found on Google Classroom.

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Math with Mrs. Heinrichs
This week we will be MAP testing.

In Science, we are learning about shadows and constellations. No quiz this week. 

Social Studies
This week we’re finishing up our Native American unit – focusing on using resources to meet needs and conflict/compromise from scarcity of resources.  We’ll also be continuing our Explorer Unit focusing on why the need to seek new ideas and technology.

Monday we’ll share our Native American Google Slide projects in small groups of 3 or 4 students.  Friday we’ll allow 5-10 students show their project to the class should they volunteer.







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