5th Grade

What we are doing the week of February 12 - 16,  2018
*Due to the colder weather upon us, students will not be permitted outside
  for physical activity time without a winter jacket and pants.  Hoodies do not
  suffice for a winter coat.  Thank you for your understanding!

Writing
Students will complete their journal entry on Tuesday and share.  We will also take our spelling pretest on Tuesday.  We will compete our DEUILI warm-ups and complete our DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) activity, which focuses parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and various language mechanics.  We will earn about the Latin root FORM.  Students will complete a "passage based on-demand" this week, in preparation for KPrep testing.

Spelling words
Everybody words:  guess, guest, guide, heart, heaven
A words:  chair, come, dinner, drink, drive
B words:  found, friend, fruit, fuel, funny
C words:  chosen, circle, circus, class, clay
D words:  cartoon, castle, celebration, center, cereal
E words:  climate, coach, coffee, collection, column
F words:  collapse, collide, collision, colonel, combine
G words:  bleach, blemishes, boardwalk, boulder, boulevard

Math
At the start of this week we will be working on solving word problem where we will be asked to multiply mixed numbers. On Thursday we will begin to divide whole numbers by unit fractions. Retakes for the quiz that was given on 2/9/18 will be on Friday 2/16/18.

Social studies
In social studies we will begin our Early Explorers unit. We will also continue gathering information for our 4H speech topics. 

Science
In science, we are wrapping up the hydrosphere portion of our Earth’s Systems unit learning about hurricanes. We will have a STEM challenge designing structures that will withstand hurricane force winds. No quiz this week. 

Reading

On Tuesday students will be making corrections as needed to the text structure test. We will begin to preview our next class novel, Letters From Rifka. We will be working on Unit 8 Vocabulary words this week and the quiz will be Wednesday, February 14th. The words and Quizlet links can be found below.

 

Cores 1 and 3: awkward, clatter, gallant, lukewarm, plentiful, ration, reserve, scholar, smolder, trudge, volunteer, weary

            Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_4czn3m

Core 2: awkward, clatter, gallant, lukewarm, plentiful, ration

            Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_4czlhk

Core 4 and 5: alternate, demolish, energetic, enforce, feat, hearty, mature, observant, primary, resign, strive, verdict        

           Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_4cz287

 

 

BookFest Reading List 2018

All

Booked / Kwame Alexander –realistic/poetry                                    Y PZ 7.5 A44 Bo 2016

The Scourge / Jennifer Nielsen—fantasy                                           Y PZ 7 N5673 Sc 2016

Soar / Joan Bauer—realistic                                                                Y PZ 7 B32615 So 2016

The Thing about Leftovers / C. C. Payne    (** Kentucky author)     Y PZ 7 P2942 Th 2016

5-6

Hour of the Bees / Lindsay Eagar—realistic                         Y PZ 7.1 E23 Ho 2016

The Wild Robot / Peter Brown—fantasy                               Y PZ 7 B81668 Wi 2016


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