5th Grade


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What we are learning the week of April  17 - 21, 2017:

On Monday, students will take their spelling pretest and write in their journal (free write about spring break or field trip) and share it.  We will be defining and applying the Latin root SCRIB/SCRIBE.  On Thursday and Friday, students will complete and assess an on-demand writing.  We are REALLY ramping up for the KPrep On-Demand writing test!  We will also sing our "Shake and Learn" songs to review grammar! :)   We will not complete DGPs or DEUILIs this week. 

Spelling words
EVERYONE'S words:  mischief, mother, move, neighbor, neither
Group A words:  before, bird, chair, chop, come
Group B words:  home, hop, horse, hot, house
Group C words:  draw, drew, driver, eagle, early
Group D words: cucumber, cure, curious, curl, curtain
Group E words:  deserve, destroyer, dirty, disapprove, discover
Group F words:  conservation, consider, consonant, contain, continue
Group G words:  ceiling, celery, cello, cement, challenge
Group H words:  campaign, canvas, capable, carbon dioxide, catastrophe

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. 


We will continue to read the class novel, Shiloh. The goal is to finish the novel by the middle of next week.


This week and for the next three weeks reading comprehension homework will be sent home on Mondays and will be due on Friday. Please be aware that this homework looks different than the reading fluency we have been doing all year.

In Math we are starting our Measurement Unit this week. We will spend time converting among different units of measurement, both customary and metric. Students will be allowed to use calculators during this unit. We will have a short quiz over these topics mid-week next week. 


In science, we are continuing to work on Ecosystems. There is not quiz this week.

Social Studies:
In social studies we are finishing our early colonial advertisements from before spring break. We will bring reviewing for KPREP later this week. 

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