5th Grade

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

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 Writing with Ms. McNeil (planner/agenda book says "Language Arts")

*This week, we will write our creative journal entry on Monday and share it.  On Tuesday, students will work with their DEUILI group to complete their language mechanics "warm-up", and they will continue their figurative language unit (similes, metaphors, personification, idioms).  On Wednesday, students will define and apply the Latin root DUC/DUCT and engage in figurative language activities.  They will complete their narrative warm-up on Thursday, and then apply figurative language strategies in poems that they write.  We will sing "Shake and Learn" on Friday to review the parts of speech and the four types of sentences.  We are continuously learning about revising and editing skills, while using resources to improve spelling and vocabulary.    

*Work ethic grades are earned by the level of completion, neatness, effort, and correctness.  If a student does not receive a 100 on a work ethic assignment, he/she is encouraged to read the comments  that I write on the paper, complete the assignment as directed, and turn the assignment back in to be regraded.  Journals and writings are assessed on the amount of critical and creative thinking, the details and feelings included, and the use of effective vocabulary, transitions, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling.  

*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.

Reading with Mrs. Schlimm
This week in reading class students will continue our unit of reading Greek mythology. During this unit students will be working on using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases in a text, and identifying common allusions. There will be a test on Friday, November 15th over common allusions and students will also have to read a mythology passage and answer comprehension questions. Students can study the allusions using the following Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_7g2k04

This week’s homework will be “What’s a Yankee Doodle?” 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 multiply multi-digit whole numbers and decimals.

We have begun studying the moon. There will be a quiz over the phases next week---Wednesday. Here’s the link: https://quizlet.com/59764411/moon-phase-cycle-flash-cards/

Social Studies
This week in social studies we’ll continue our Native American unit.  By now all students should know which tribe they will be doing research on.  We will not be able to spend any time on our unit this week due to lack of laptop access but we will have access next week.  I’m hesitant to put a Due Date on this until I feel we have ample time with our laptops in class.  Students may work on this at home but this is intended to be an “in class” project.  Test this Friday the 8th over all key terms from our Native American unit.  Study guides will go out tomorrow as well as flash card templates. 






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