5th Grade

What we are doing the week of February 11-15, 2019
*We always appreciate donated tissues.  The students go through them quickly!

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Mrs. Angel


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Mrs. Schlimm


Ms. Zangari


We will have a student teacher in our writing class for the next couple of  weeks.  Her name is Hayley Downs, and she is from NKU.  We are so excited she is with us, and the children are enjoying having her in our classroom!  

On Monday, students will write their journal entry on the topic of their choice and share them, while also identifying subjects and predicates in our sentences.  Our spelling pretest is Monday, practice work is due Wednesday,  and the final test is Friday.  We will complete our DGPs (Daily Grammar Practice sheets) which applies grammar mechanics skills.  We will also work in table groups on our DEUILI (bell ringer warmups) and our Latin roots.  Finally, we will develop our persuasive letters on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday, Valentines' Day, we will focus on subjects and predicates, and Friday is our spelling test and main idea/details writing.  Busy week!  We are in the groove!  :)

Spelling words
Everybody words: knee, knew, language, laugh, library
A words:  home, just, plant, seven, their
B words:  great, grew, happy, horse, heard
C words:  copy, corner, cotton, couch, count
D words:  chimney, choice, citizen, clear, coaches
E words: correction, couldn't, council, crawl, crayon
F words:  concern, condition, conduct, confuse, connection
G words:  broccoli, bronze, buckle, buffet, bundle

In Science, we are finishing up Hurricane Towers and will move onto to the geosphere portion of our Earth’s System Unit. We will have a vocabulary quiz next Thursday. Here’s a link to the quizlet https://quizlet.com/73385962/geosphere-vocabulary-flash-cards/. Be sure to check your student’s progress report to see how they are doing in class. They will be given to them tomorrow. J



Social Studies

In social studies this week we will continue working on our Native American tribe project.  The students are creating a Google Slide to organize their information they learned.  There is no formal presentation for this however if time is available I would like the students to share in small groups.  No quizzes or tests this week.



This week we will be dividing decimal numbers. We will have a test on Tuesday February 19th. Study guides were sent home Monday (2/11) and can be turned in on the day of the test for extra credit

This week in reading students will continue reading our class novel, Letters From Rifka.  While reading students will be looking for evidence of different character traits, and comparing the settings throughout the story, and we will be working on point of view as well. Students in cores 1 and 2 will continue to use the Read Assist program to work on reading fluency and comprehension.  Students will have a quiz of character traits and point of view on Friday, February 22. Students can use their reading notebooks to study or use the Quizlet link to study for the vocabulary portion of the quiz.




Reading homework policy: Students will be given a homework assignment every Monday, and it is due on Friday. If a student finishes early he or she may turn it in at any time. Late assignments will be accepted, however students will lose a point each week the assignment is late. The title of this week’s homework assignment is “Racing Legend.”

Help our classroom earn FREE books! When you place a Scholastic Book order, our class gets points to be used towards free books! Students will be given a brochure with books, or you can browse books atscholatic.com/bookclubs. If you do not already have an account you can create one for free. Connect your account with our class by entering the class code TJQDZ.

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