5th Grade

What we are doing the week of August 19, 2019
*Welcome to the fifth grade!  We LOVE this group of students and are so excited to embark on this journey together!
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!
*PLEASE let us know if there is ANYTHING that we can do to help the transition to fifth grade go smoothly.  Hopefully your child has found the beginning of the year to be exhilarating and positive!

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.


DONATIONS Gladly Accepted: 

To keep your back-to-school costs low (we know it’s a crazy expensive month), we did not put Tissues or Disinfectant Wipes on the Supply List. We are always in need of both! If you find a great sale and wouldn’t mind donating, we will gladly accept these much needed items. Just send them in with your student or drop them off in the office. Thanks so much!!

Writing (planner/agenda book says "Language Arts")
*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.
*This week, the students will write their second journal entry.  We will discuss the structure of a paragraph and the purpose of using effective transitions.  Students will complete their parts of speech study guides and learn some "Shake and Learn" grammar songs.  We will also engage in activities which help students to identify and apply these 8 parts of speech.  

This week in reading class students will be visiting the WVMS library, have a genre vocabulary quiz and be reviewing reading strategies. Students can study for the quiz by using his or her reading notebook, or the Quizlet links provided below.

Quizlet for cores 1, 3, 4, 5: https://quizlet.com/_6wvw6x

Quizlet for core 2: https://quizlet.com/_6wvq74

This week’s homework will be “ .”  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.

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 at scholastic.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.

Follow Mrs. Schlimm on Twitter to see what is happening in our 5th grade reading classroom! @WV_MrsSchlimm

Math with Mrs. Heinrichs
This week we will be learning to use order of operations to simplify expression.  This week's homework assignment is "Order of Operations" practice.  

In Science, we have started our Measurement mini unit. We will have a quiz this Friday over 5 measurement vocabulary words and the tools used to measure them. Here’s a link to the quizlet: https://quizlet.com/88979529/measurement-and-tools-flash-cards/. Students will receive permission slips tomorrow for our overnight science camp scheduled for 9/24-9/25. Permission slips and the 15.00 fee are due by 9/10. If you are interested in chaperoning, please call the board office to verify the status of your background check. 

Social Studies
In social studies this week we will dive into various physical features and human features in the United States as well as become familiar with similar features around the globe.

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