5th Grade

Welcome.

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What we are learning the week of September 25 - 29, 2017:
* Please remember that we encourage you to contact us throughout the year if 
   your child has any issues or questions.  We will create a plan to help ensure that
   your child has a positive and successful school year!

Writing
We will be writing in our journal on Monday on the topic of our choice and share it.  We will continue working on the 8 parts of speech, focusing on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, while engaging in various activities to study them, which includes singing our "Shake and Learn" songs! Our formative assessment on these four parts of speech will be on Thursday, September 28th.  Students will begin learning about with words with Latin roots and their meanings.  This week the roots we are studying are AMBI, AQUA, AUD, and BENE.  Our spelling pretest is on Monday, students will write their words two times each and these are due on Wednesday, and the final test on Friday.  The students have five words that are the same as everyone else, then five of the words are differentiated based on the students' MAP scores and classroom performance.  Be sure to ask your child which group they are in!  We will also finish writing our informative letter about Kentucky this week as part of "The Great Mail Race".

Spelling list
Everyone's words:
believe, bind, both, bread, bright

A group:  down, dress, drop, egg, feet
B group:  any, are, arm, around, ask
C group:  alarm, alone, along, angry, another
D group:  allow, aloud, alphabet, already, although
E group:  alert, amaze, amuse, amusement, announcement
F group:  adapt, adopt, advice, advise, affect
G group:  acquaint, acquire, adequate, adhesive, adjoin

*If students want to redo or retake ANY assignment, they may do so for
  homework or during Bearcat Special time.  They need to let me know 
  if they plan to do this.  I always encourage students to "redo" assignments, as
  the ultimate goal is learning the material!  :)


Reading:

For the week of September 25th-29th, we will begin learning about figurative language on Wednesday. Students will have a test on Tuesday, September 26th. All students were given a study guide last week. If students complete he study guide they can receive up to 5 extra credit points on the test!

Beginning this week vocabulary will be a little different. I have found that most students are needing a little more time with learning the words. Vocabulary quizzes will now be every other week, and will include matching the words to the definition as well as using the vocabulary words to fill in the blank. The next vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, September 29th. The vocabulary words for the next two weeks are: attractive, burden, consent, dependable, indicate, previous, qualify, response, shabby, thaw, urgent, vanity

 

Quizlet Link: https://quizlet.com/220413247/unit-three-vocabulary-flash-cards/


As a reminder, students may redo any content knowledge assignment during bearcat special!

Follow 5th Grade reading on Twitter! @WV_MrsSchlimm 


Math:
This week we will be rounding decimal numbers to any place value.

Science:  

In Science, we will be wrapping up our Properties of Matter unit and preparing for next Monday’s unit test. An email was sent yesterday with the following tools to help your student prepare:

 

Written Study Guide Answers:

http://wv.kyschools.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.as...

Visual Study Guide:

http://wv.kyschools.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.as...

Quizlet:

https://quizlet.com/156573287/matter-unit-test-vocab-flash-cards/

 

Science camp is Tuesday 10/3. If your child has not turned in a permission slip and wants to go, please contact me immediately. A letter will be sent home tomorrow with info on camp and what to pack. We are getting super excited!!!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or send a message on Remind.


Social Studies:

In social studies this week we will be covering the main responsibility of the legislative branch and several powers the branch can do in regards to turning a bill into a law. We will have a quiz this Friday over the Executive and Legislative branches. Students will have a study guide going home today. 
















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