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5th Grade Newsletter Week: 1/14/19  

Reminders:

No School Monday 1/21 MLK Day

Muffins with Mom (1/25) RSVP form due Friday 1/18

Graded papers go home Wednesday (Return signed by Friday)

 

Character Education Word of the Week:

Commitment

 

Reading:

(TSW) use a Notes/Thinking Graphic Organizer to record key ideas and information to assist in paraphrasing.

(TSW) use Post-its to record questions, connections, and inferences.

(TSW) separate details from bigger ideas in a text.

(TSW) summarize and respond to the article.

(TSW) write a summary response including text information as well as their own thinking.

(TSW) recognize and note strategy use during the exercise.

 

Spelling:

Words from Many Cultures

1. khaki 2. hula 3. banana 4. ballet 5. waltz 6. tomato 7. vanilla 8. canyon 9. yogurt 10. banquet 11. macaroni 12. polka 13. cobra 14. koala 15. barbecue 16. safari 17. buffet 18. stampede 19. karate 20. kiosk

 Challenge Words

21. papaya 22. artichoke 23. sauerkraut 24. succotash 25. tsunami

 Test on Friday

 

Language:

Subject and Object Pronouns

Test on Friday

 

Math:

TSW be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used. [5-NBT7] Test Friday

 

Social Studies:

We will continue our studies of the New England Colonies. Students will be transported with Jackson and Alana via the magical camera to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. Students will learn about the early beginnings of Harvard and Yale University, as well as famous American poet Robert Frost.

 

Social Studies Test Friday

 

Science:

This week we will continue our study on the dynamics of the ecosystem. Students will begin the first stages of building their very own living ecosystem by constructing a terrarium.

 

Other News:

Science Announcements: Please continue to bring clear 2 liter bottles. If you have not returned your lab safety contract, it needs to be returned ASAP. Thank you.


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 12/10/18  

Reminders:

Christmas Shoppe - All Week Library

Winter Break will be December 20th-January 4th. Students will return to school on January 7th.

Report Cards will be sent home on January 10th

5th Grade Christmas Party on Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Reading:

Graphic sources are visual ways of showing information. They include charts, graphs, maps, and time lines. You’ll understand what you read better if you preview graphic sources. During reading, you should compare any graphic sources with the text. To help you remember what you read, create your own graphic source, such as a diagram or time line.

Language:

(TSW) correctly identify and use Troublesome Verbs

Test on Thursday

Spelling:

One Consonant or Two

1. address 2. collar 3. mirror 4. recess 5. committee 6. collect 7. Mississippi 8. immediate 9. command 10. appreciate 11. announce 12. possess 13. Tennessee 14. gallop 15. opponent 16. barricade 17. broccoli 18. accomplish 19. allowance 20. zucchini

Challenge Words

21. silhouette 22. millionaire 23. dilemma 24. embarrassment 25. Compassionate

Test on Thursday

Math:

TSW be able to use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. [5-NBT4] 

Test on Thursday! 

Science:

We will wrap up Investigation 2, developing models, then review, and take our test. We will then begin Investigation 3, concentration. In investigation 3, students will observe and compare soft-drink solutions that differ in the amount of powder (water held constant) and in the amount of water (powder hard constant) to develop the concept of concentration.
Monday: Investigation 2 Test
Friday: Concentration Test

Social Studies:

This week we will continue looking through the eyes historical figure John White. We will learn about the mystery of Roanoke Island and its English settlers, the New England Colonies, and compare/contrast Pilgrims and Puritans.
Friday: SSW Week 8 Test

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

critical being important to the outcome of a situation

enables gives ability, power, or means to; makes able

mucus a slimy substance produced in the nose and throat to moisten and protect them

scarce hard to get; rare

specialize to develop in a special way

sterile free from germs

Test on Wednesday

Character Education Word of the Week:

Cheerfulness


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 12/3/18  

Reminders:

Aspire Interim Testing this week

Troy Christmas Parade 7:00 p.m. 12/3/18

Goshen Christmas Parade 12/7/18

Reading:

(TSW) take notes while reading nonfiction, record their questions and responses as they read, record the aforementioned on a three-column chart, record authentic information and ideas, ask and explore lingering questions annotate the text to leave tracks of thinking, paraphrase information to remember it.

Language:

(TSW) correctly identify and use Troublesome Verbs

Spelling:

Test on consonant sounds /j/, /ks/, /sk/, /s/ Wednesday.

One Consonant or Two

1. address 2. collar 3. mirror 4. recess 5. committee 6. collect 7. Mississippi 8. immediate 9. command 10. appreciate 11. announce 12. possess 13. Tennessee 14. gallop 15. opponent 16. barricade 17. broccoli 18. accomplish 19. allowance 20. zucchini

Challenge Words

21. silhouette 22. millionaire 23. dilemma 24. embarrassment 25. compassionate

Math:

Test on NBT.3 on Tuesday! 
Starting on Wednesday, TSW be able to use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. [5-NBT4] 

Science:

We will wrap up Investigation 2, developing models, then review, and take our test. We will then begin Investigation 3, concentration. In investigation 3, students will observe and compare soft-drink solutions that differ in the amount of powder (water held constant) and in the amount of water (powder hard constant) to develop the concept of concentration.
Thursday: Investigation 2 Test

Social Studies:

This week we will join Alana and Jackson at the lost colony of Roanoke, and look through the eyes historical figure John White. We will learn about the mystery of Roanoke Island and its English settlers, the New England Colonies, and compare/contrast Pilgrims and Puritans.
Thursday: SSW Week 8 Vocab Test

Character Education Word of the Week:

Gratitude


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 11/12/18  

Reminders:

5th Grade Field Trip to Old Alabama Town on Wednesday - $12

Thanksgiving lunch will be for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades on Thursday November 15th.

Graded Papers will go home Wednesday (Please sign & return by Friday.)

Progress Reports go home

Doughnuts for Dads

Reading:

Compare and Contrast

When writers compare and contrast things, they tell how things are alike or different. Words such as same, also, before, although, and however are clues that things are being compared or contrasted.

Language:

Principal Parts of Regular Verbs

Spelling:

Compound Words

1. waterproof 2. teaspoon 3. grasshopper 4. homesick 5. barefoot 6. courthouse 7. earthquake 8. rowboat 9. scrapbook 10. countryside 11. lightweight 12. fishhook 13. spotlight 14. blindfold 15. whirlpool 16. tablespoon 17. greenhouse 18. postcard 19. hummingbird 20. thumbtack

Challenge Words

21. sledgehammer 22. brokenhearted 23. chalkboard 24. straightforward 25. granddaughter

Math:

TSW be able to write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. [5-OA2]
Test on OA.1 and OA.2 on Friday

Science:

Students will take a test on Investigation 1 Tuesday. We will then continue with "Mixtures and Solutions" investigation 2. Investigation 2 is developing models. We will begin the investigation by making multi-sensory observations of sealed black boxes in an effort to determine what's inside.
Tuesday: Investigation 1 test - A practice test was reviewed in class. Students will also be able to use their science journals.

Social Studies:

We will learn about the origins and early uses of chocolate, compare and contrast old and new technology, and the importance of the Dutch East India Company.

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

algae a group of related living things, mostly living in water

concealed put out of sight; hidden

driftwood wood carried along by water or washed ashore from the water

hammocks hanging beds or couches made of canvas, cord, etc.

lamented felt or showed grief

sea urchins small, round sea animals with spiny shells

sternly strictly, firmly

tweezers small pincers for picking up small objects

 

Character Education Word of the Week:

Thankfulness

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 11/5/18  

Reminders:

Veteran's Day program: November 9th: 8:30 for grades 3-6 & 9:45 for grades PreK-2

5th Grade Field Trip to Old Alabama Town Permission Slips need to be turned in with the $12 cost.

Thanksgiving lunch will be for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades on November 15th. All money is due by November 9th.

Reading:

Compare and Contrast

When writers compare and contrast

things, they tell how things are alike or different. Words such as same, also, before, although, and however are clues that things are being compared or contrasted.

Language:

Past, Present, and Future Tenses

(Test Friday)

Spelling:

Words with Schwa

1. jewel 2. kingdom 3. gasoline 4. factory 5. garage 6. tropical 7. pajamas 8. estimate 9. tomorrow 10. humidity 11. Chicago 12. bulletin 13. carnival 14. illustrate 15. elegant 16. census 17. terrific 18. celebrate 19. operate 20. celery

Challenge Words

21. rehearsal 22. Salamander 23. prominent 24. Significant 25. parakeet

(Test Friday)

 Math:

TSW be able to use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5-OA1]

TSW be able to write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. [5-OA2]

Science:

We will continue our study on the properties of matter. This week, we will continue our investigations on mixtures and solutions by searching for outdoor mixtures. In addition, we will go over both Science and Engineering practices.

Social Studies:

This week we will be introduced to reasons for exploration, reasons early settlements failed, and how Europeans attempted to Divide up the New World.

SSW Week 7 Vocab Test Thursday

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

algae a group of related living things, mostly living in water concealed put out of sight; hidden driftwood wood carried along by water or washed ashore from the water

hammocks hanging beds or couches made of canvas, cord, etc. lamented felt or showed grief

sea urchins small, round sea animals with spiny shells

sternly strictly, firmly

tweezers small pincers for picking up small objects

(Test Thursday)

Character Education Word of the Week:

Patriotism


5th Grade Newsletter 10/29/2018  

Reminders:

Graded Papers go home Wednesday (Sign and Return)

Sign and Return permission slips with payment for “Old Alabama Town” field trip.

Please provide photos for our yearly Veteran's Day power point presentation.

Reading:

Theme and Setting The theme is the underlying meaning of a story. The setting is where and when the story takes place. Setting often helps determine how a story’s characters think and behave. (Test Wednesday)

See “Other New” for Vocabulary

Language:

Subject-verb agreement

(Test on Friday)

Spelling:

Final Syllables -er, -ar, -or

1. danger 2. wander 3. tractor 4. dollar 5. harbor 6. eager 7. eraser 8. surrender 9. solar 10. sticker 11. locker 12. helicopter 13. pillar 14. refrigerator 15. caterpillar 16. rumor 17. glimmer 18. linger 19. sensor 20. alligator

Challenge Words

21. numerator 22. collector 23. ancestor 24. counselor 25. denominator

 (Test on Friday)

Math:

TSW be able to find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

TSW be able to illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [5-NBT6] Test on standards NBT.6 on Wednesday.

TSW be able to use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5-OA1]

Science:

We will continue our study on the properties of matter. This week will continue our investigations on mixtures and solutions, and see if we can make a solution with outdoor materials. In addition, we will look at some example test questions in order to prepare students for the forthcoming Investigation 1 test.

Social Studies:

We will continue our studies of early Portuguese and Spanish explorers of the 16th and 17th centuries.

SSW Week 5 Test Thursday.

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

gnawed bitten or worn away

headland narrow ridge of high land jutting out into water; promontory

kelp any of various large, tough, brown seaweeds

lair den or resting place of a wild animal

ravine a long, deep, narrow valley eroded by running water

shellfish a water animal with a shell. Oysters, clams, crabs, and lobsters are shellfish

sinew tendon

Character Education Word of the Week:

Courage


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 10/15/2018  

Reminders:

Graded Papers go home Wednesday (return and sign)

Homecoming Week (Dress Up)

Jr. Beta will be selling Spirit items on Friday. The following items will be available:

Football Tattoos-$.50

Gold Beads-$.50

Purple Beads-$.50

Purple #1 Necklace-$1.00

Special Homecoming Spirit Ribbon-$1.00

Picture Money Due Monday 10/15

Kid check Tuesday 10/16

Reading:

(TSW) merge background knowledge with text clues to make an inference.

(TSW) use new vocabulary in a sentence to demonstrate understanding.

(TSW) articulate understanding of a poem’s deeper meaning.

(TSW) record inferences, questions, or connections.

Spelling:

Vowel Sounds with r

1. snore 2. tornado 3. spare 4. appear 5. career 6. square 7. report 8. prepare 9. pioneer 10. chair 11. beware 12. smear 13. repair 14. sword 15. ignore 16. order 17. engineer 18. resort 19. volunteer 20. declare

Challenge Words

21. impair 22. directory 23. hardware 24. clearance 25. porpoise

Test on Friday

Language:

(TSW) correctly identify and use action and linking verbs.

Math:

TSW be able to fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (NBT.5)

Science:

This week we will begin our studies on the properties of matter. We will compare and contrast solids, liquids and gases by their basic properties, as well as observe and measure properties of states of matter and their relating phase changes.

 Social Studies:

We will go over our study guide on the causes and effects of early European exploration on the North American Continent during the first part of the week. We will then begin our studies of early Portuguese and Spanish explorers of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Social Studies test Tuesday.

Students will be given their SSW and a study guide as additional materials to prepare them for the test.

Character Education Word of the Week:

Excellence


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 10/9/2018  

Reminders:

No School Monday (Columbus Day)

2nd 9 weeks begins

Thursday

Report Card Conference Night

Early dismissal 12:30 car riders, 12:40 buses

2:00-3:00 Teacher Luncheon

3:00-7:00 Visit Classroom

Pick up report cards, attend workshops, and pick up candy-gym

Candy Delivery

Reading:

(TSW) merge background knowledge with text clues to make an inference.

(TSW) use new vocabulary in a sentence to demonstrate understanding.

(TSW) articulate understanding of a poem’s deeper meaning.

(TSW) record inferences, questions, or connections.

Language:

(TSW) correctly identify and use action and linking verbs.

Spelling:

Vowel Sounds with r

1. snore 2. tornado 3. spare 4. appear 5. career 6. square 7. report 8. prepare 9. pioneer 10. chair 11. beware 12. smear 13. repair 14. sword 15. ignore 16. order 17. engineer 18. resort 19. volunteer 20. declare

Challenge Words

21. impair 22. directory 23. hardware 24. clearance 25. porpoise

Math:

TSW be able to fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (NBT.5)

Science:

This week we will begin our studies on the properties of matter. We will compare and contrast solids, liquids and gases by their basic properties, as well as observe and measure properties of states of matter and their relating phase changes.

Social Studies:

We will continue our studies on the causes and effects of early European exploration on the North American Continent. This week we will focus on how maps were evolving, the importance of spices, and Henry Hudson’s Exploration.

Social Studies test Friday.

Students will be given their SSW and a study guide as additional materials to prepare them for the test.

Character Education Word of the Week:

Patience

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 10/1/2018  

Reminders:

Graded papers go home on Wednesday (sign and return)

Reading:

Draw Conclusions

To draw a conclusion is to form an opinion after thinking about what you have read. When you draw a conclusion, be sure it makes sense and is supported by details.

Theme and Setting

(Test on Thursday)

Language:

Possessive Nouns

(Test on Friday)

Spelling:

Irregular Plurals 

1. staffs 2. ourselves 3. pants 4. scissors 5. loaves 6. volcanoes 7. chiefs 8. buffaloes 9. flamingos 10. beliefs 11. echoes 12. shelves 13. quizzes 14. sheriffs 15. dominoes 16. thieves 17. measles 18. avocados 19. chefs 20. pianos

Challenge Words

21. bailiffs 22. wharves 23. mosquitoes 24. armadillos 25. desperadoes

(Test on Friday)

Math:

The students will be able to explain patterns when multiplying a number by the powers of 10.

The students will be able to explain patterns in the placement of a decimal.

Test on Friday on standards NBT.1 and NBT.2!

Science:

Students will continue their learning on Earth Studies, gravity and space. TSW learn how gravity affects the Earth through discovery based learning.

Social Studies:

TSW learn the causes and effects of early European exploration on the North American Continent. In addition, TSW learn about Age of Discovery beginning with Columbus’s accidental discovery of North America.

Social Studies Journal Vocabulary Test on Wednesday.

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

blunders stupid mistakes civilization the ways of living of a people or nation

complex made up of a number of parts; hard to understand

envy feeling of discontent, dislike, or desire because another person has what you want

fleeing running away

inspired filled with a thought or feeling; influence

rustling causing a light, soft sound of things gently rubbing together

strategy the skillful planning and management of anything

Character Education Word of the Week:

Encouragement


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 9/24/2018  

Reminders:

Picture Day (Tuesday)

Candy Fundraiser Due on Wednesday

Reading:

Draw Conclusions

To draw a conclusion is to form an opinion after thinking about what you have read. When you draw a conclusion, be sure it makes sense and is supported by details.

Language:

Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns

(Test on Wednesday)

Spelling:

Irregular Plurals (Start on Wednesday)

1. staffs 2. ourselves 3. pants 4. scissors 5. loaves 6. volcanoes 7. chiefs 8. buffaloes 9. flamingos 10. beliefs 11. echoes 12. shelves 13. quizzes 14. sheriffs 15. dominoes 16. thieves 17. measles 18. avocados 19. chefs 20. pianos

Challenge Words

21. bailiffs 22. wharves 23. mosquitoes 24. armadillos 25. desperadoes

Math:

We will begin no standard NBT.

1.       TSW be able to recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times what it represents in the place to the right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place of the left.

Science:

WE will begin our lessons on Earth Studies, gravity, and space. Students will learn that the sun and stars exist from very small to immensely large. In addition, we will analyze daily changes in length and direction of shadows, as well as the appearance of some stars in the night sky.

We will wrap up our lesson on ancient American civilizations and American Indian tribes. (Test Wednesday) We will then move forward to the causes and effects of early European exploration on the North American Continent. TSW learn about the Age of Discovery beginning with Columbus’s accidental discovery of North America.

Other News:

Vocabulary Words

blunders stupid mistakes civilization the ways of living of a people or nation

complex made up of a number of parts; hard to understand

envy feeling of discontent, dislike, or desire because another person has what you want

fleeing running away

inspired filled with a thought or feeling; influence

rustling causing a light, soft sound of things gently rubbing together

strategy the skillful planning and management of anything

Character Education Word of the Week:

Teamwork


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 9/17/18  

5th Grade Constitution Program is Monday at 2:20pm

Reading:

(TSW) practice asking questions as they read.

(TSW) co-construct with the teacher an anchor chart to demonstrate questioning.

(TSW) demonstrate asking questions to gain information.

(TSW) complete a three-column graphic organizer.

(TSW) ask questions to expand thinking.

(TSW) journal responses on Post-its.

Spelling:

Digraphs th, sh, ch, ph (Start on Wednesday)1. shovel 2. southern 3. northern 4. chapter 5. hyphen 6. chosen 7. establish 8. although 9. challenge 10. approach 11. astonish 12. python 13. shatter 14. ethnic 15. shiver 16. pharmacy 17. charity 18. china 19. attach 20. ostrich

Challenge Words

21. emphasis 22. sophomore 23. athlete 24. phenomenal 25. chimpanzee

Contractions test on Wednesday

Language:

Common, Proper, and Collective Nouns Test on Wednesday

Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns (Start on Wednesday)

Math:

The students will be able to generate two numerical patterns using two given rules, form and graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane, and identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms.

The students will test on standards G.1, G.2, and OA.3 on Friday. 

Science:

We are continuing our learning of the engineering and design process. The students have made it through the design process. Now it is time to “Keep at It” and redesign their car in order to see it meets the criteria within the given constraints. Once completed, we will move onto Earth Studies: Gravity and Space. TSW first learn about the stars, which also includes the Sun.

Social Studies:

TSW continue learning about ancient American civilizations and identify American Indian tribes form different geographic regions of North America. We will have an open journal notebook test on Tuesday.

Character Education Word of the Week:

 Achievement

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 9/10/2018  

Reminders:

Candy Fundraiser Kickoff-Monday

Lady Liberty Kickoff-Wednesday

Progress Reports Go home Thursday (Sign and return)

SBG Parent Night-6:00 (Math teachers & parents)

Character Education Word of the Week:

Proactive 

Reading:

Fact and Opinion

You can prove a statement of fact true or false. A statement of opinion cannot be proved true or false. Statements of opinion express somebody’s thoughts or feelings.

(CCR Test on Thursday)

Language:

Compound and Complex Sentences

Test on Tuesday

Common, Proper, and Collective Nouns (Start on Wednesday)

Spelling: Contractions

1. they’re 2. you’ve 3. weren’t 4. needn’t 5. there’d 6. they’ve 7. mustn’t 8. what’ll 9. doesn’t 10. hadn’t 11. could’ve 12. would’ve 13. should’ve 14. might’ve 15. wouldn’t 16. who’ve 17. shouldn’t 18. who’d 19. this’ll 20. couldn’t

Challenge Words

21. there’ve 22. mightn’t 23. what’ve 24. must’ve 25. there’ll

(Start on Wednesday)

Adding -ed, -ing test on Tuesday

Math:

TSW be learning how to plot coordinates on a coordinate plane

Science:

We are continuing our learning of the engineering and design process. TSW work in groups to design a balloon car. The challenge is to make the car go at least 60 centimeters in a straight line!

Social Studies:

TSW continue learning about ancient American civilizations and identify American Indian tribes from different geographic regions of North America.

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 9/3/2018  

Reminders:

Labor Day Holiday-No School Monday

Graded Papers go home Wednesday (signed and returned)

Continue Scantron testing

Scholastic Book Fair-All Week Library

Boy Scouts-Pass Out Info

Grandparents Day 1:00 Friday

Reading:

Fact and Opinion

You can prove a statement of fact true or false. A statement of opinion cannot be proved true or false. Statements of opinion express somebody’s thoughts or feelings.

See “Other News” for Vocabulary

Vocabulary Test on Thursday

Language:

Compound and Complex Sentences

Spelling:

Adding -ed, -ing

1.supplied 2.supplying 3.denied 4.denying 5.decided 6.deciding 7.included 8. including 9.admitted 10.admitting 11.occurred 12.occurring 13.qualified 14.qualifying 15.identified 16.identifying 17.delayed 18.delaying 19.satisfied 20.satisfying

Challenge Words

21.occupied 22.occupying 23.criticized 24.criticizing 25.omitted 26.omitting

Math:

We will have a test on Wednesday on standards MD.3-5! Students will be given a study guide on Tuesday to study in addition to their notes taken throughout the lessons. On Thursday, we will begin working on identifying and plotting points on a coordinate plane (Standard G.1). 

Science:

 TSW learn about engineering and the design process. Working in groups, TSW design a balloon car.

Science journal vocab Test: Wednesday

Social Studies:

 

TSW learn about ancient American civilizations and identify American Indian tribes from different geographic regions of North America.

 

Week 2 Test: Thursday

 

Other News:

Reading Vocabulary Words

erected put up; built

foundations parts on which the other parts rest for support; bases

mold a hollow shape in which anything is formed, cast, or solidified

occasion a special event

proportion a proper relation among parts

tidied put in order

workshop space or building where work is done

Vocabulary Test on Thursday

Character Education Word of the Week:

Punctuality

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 8/27/18  

Reminders:

Scantron Testing (Math, Reading, Science) starts Wednesday

Deadline to order a spirit t-shirt is September 4th

Title I Parent Meeting Tonight at 6:00 in the library

Reading:

TSW use nonfiction features to guide learning. Use a graphic organizer to record these features and their purposes. Read and think about new information. Note language that signals new learning. Activate and build background knowledge. Use a graphic organizer to record background knowledge and new learning.

Language:

Independent and Dependent Clauses A clause is a group of related words that has a subject and a predicate. If a clause makes sense by itself, it is an independent clause. If a clause does not make sense by itself, it is a dependent clause. For example: Tim had a ticket that he bought with his own money. “Tim had a ticket” is the independent clause because it makes sense by itself. However, “that he bought with his own money” is dependent because it does not make sense by itself.

Spelling:

Long Vowel Digraphs

1. coast 2. feast 3. speech 4. wheat 5. Spain 6. paint 7. arrow 8. needle 9. charcoal 10. praise 11. faint 12. maintain 13. crease 14. grain 15. breeze 16. willow 17. appeal 18. bowling 19. complain 20. sneeze

Challenge Words

21. dungarees 22. bungalow 23. campaign 24. speedometer 25. referee

Math:

Students will be using unit cubes to find the volume of a rectangular prism!

Science:

Students will be learning about the nature of Science by utilizing the scientific method.

Social Studies:

Students will learn the USA is divided into seven natural regions, and diversity makes our country a unique and special place to live

Other News:

Jr. Beta Club will be selling Spirit Items on Friday, August 31st. All items will be $.50. Go Eagles!!

 

Character Education Word of the Week:

 

Patient

 

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 8/20/18  

Reminders: 

Graded papers go home! (Signed and returned)

The GES Jr. Beta Club has started its annual mum sales. These large, beautiful Kentucky mums are available in a variety of colors and cost $16.00. Please call GES 334-566-1851 to place an order. We appreciate your support!!

Spelling: Test Friday

Long Vowel VCV

1. fever 2. broken 3. climate 4. hotel 5. basic 6. vocal 7. native 8. silent 9. labor 10. spider 11. label 12. icon 13. agent 14. motive 15. vital 16. acorn 17. item 18. aroma 19. ego 20. solo

Reading: Correctly identify Literary Elements: Character and Plot. 

Red Kayak CCRS Test on Thursday

Language: Subjects and Predicates A complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate. The subject is the word or group of words that tells whom or what the sentence is about. The predicate is the word or group of words that tell something about the subject. For example: Michael is supposed to go to bed. “Michael” is the subject and “is supposed to go to bed” is the predicate. If a sentence does not have one of each, it is not a sentence but a sentence fragment. Test Friday

Math: Identifying, describing, and classifying 3-D shapes. 

Science: Ancient America to Reconstruction – This week we will test on information from week 1. The tests consist of a vocabulary test on Tuesday (students can use their Social Studies notebooks) and a chapter 1 review test on Wednesday. On Tuesday, after the vocabulary test, we will review for the chapter 1 test.  In Week two of the USA Studies Weekly 55th grade series, the students will learn how Jackson and Alana (our Social Studies Weekly characters) are able to travel in time to visit people and places in history. The students will also learn how the USA is divided into seven natural regions, the European ship “caravel,” and how diversity makes our country a unique and special place to live.  

Social Studies: Ccontinue our study of the properties of matter. The students will use models to investigate that matter is made up of particles that are too small to be seen. Test Friday

Character Education Word of the Week: Self-Control

 


5th Grade Newsletter Week: 8/13/18  

Reminders: The GES Jr. Beta Club has started its annual mum sales. These large, beautiful Kentucky mums are available in a variety of colors and cost $16.00. Please call GES 334-566-1851 to place an order. We appreciate your support!!

STAR Reading Test

Character Education Word of the WeekAttentiveness

Reading: Correctly identify Literary Elements: Character and Plot. Use strategies to refocus and get back on track when reading. Become familiar with and use weekly vocabulary words Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday

Language: Become familiar with and use Four Kinds of Sentences

Test on Wednesday

Spelling:Correctly spell words that have short vowel VCCV, VCV

Test on Wednesday

Math: Students will continue working on classifying shapes into categories. We will have a test on Friday on standards G.3 (understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category) and G.4 (classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties)! 

Science: Continue our study of the properties of matter. Students will use models to investigate that matter is made up of particles that are too small to be seen. Students will compare and contrast solids, liquids, and gases. Observe and measure properties of states of matter and their relating phase changes. 

Social Studies: Ancient America to Reconstruction – This week we will begin week one of the USA Studies Weekly 5th grade series. In week one, students will use a map to identify physical features of the U.S. They will discuss cartography and learn about Alexander von Humboldt.

 

 


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