5th Grade


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*Thank you for the tissues!  Hopefully we have enough to get us through the
  school year now.  We really appreciate it!

What we are learning the week of March 20 - 24, 2017:

On Monday, students will write in their journals (topic of choice) and share, take their spelling pretest, and some students will have time to begin their DEUILI (language usage skills), however they have all week to complete and assess it.  We will sing our "Shake and Learn" songs to review grammar! :) 

On Tuesday, students will get their spelling pretests back and complete their practice activity.  They will identify parts of speech and parts of a sentence on their DGP (grammar practice) sentence and self-assess using the Lady Bug.  Students will develop their on-demand writing and self-assess it.  We will play the dictionary game for team points.  We will sing "Shake and Learn" songs and play the analogy game for team points. 

On Wednesday, students will work on their Latin roots (PORT is the root of the week) and practice locating words in the dictionary.  Students will edit their DGP sentence, identify its type, and self-assess it using the Lady Bug.  They will also develop their on-demand and self-assess it.  Students will sing "Shake and Learn" songs and play the dictionary game.  Spelling practice work is due today. 

On Thursday, students will practice grammar by analyzing their DGP sentence and self-assess it using the Lady Bug.   We will continue working on the Latin root PORT.  Students need to complete their on-demand writing and self-assess them.  We will complete analogies and sing "Shake and Learn" to practice the parts of speech. 

On Friday, students will take their spelling test.  They will then summarize main ideas with details about what they visually observe via media. 

Spelling lists:
Everyone's words are live, love, machine, many, measure
THEN, group A words are what, when, why, will, woke
Group B words are grass, great, grew, happy, hard
Group C words are crumb, dance, deep, dirt, dish
Group D words are core, cottage, cough, couple, cousin
Group E words are crawl, crayon, cruel, crystal, cupboard
Group F words are companion, compete, complain, compose, compound
Group G words are calisthenics, callus, camouflage, campsite, cancellation
Group H words are barren, begged, benefit, bibliography, bonus

REMEMBER:  Students may improve ANY grade at ANY time by seeing me at Bearcat Special time or taking the assignment home and correcting it or adding detail. 


Tomorrow and Wednesday students will be MAP testing. On Thursday we will begin our new class novel, Shiloh.  

There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, and as always, reading fluency will be due. 

In math we are wrapping up our order of operations unit. We will have a test on Wednesday, 3/22. We have our final round of MAP Testing next Monday -Wednesday, 3/27-3/29. Students can use as much time of the three days as they need to complete the test. 

In science, we are studying plants. Here’s the quizlet for this week’s quiz. https://quizlet.com/77123415/plants-flash-cards/. The quiz is this Thursday.

Social Studies:
In social studies we are continuing our unit on the early colonies leading up to conflict with Great Britain. No quizzes or tests this week. Look for a test early to mid next week. 

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