5th Grade

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What we are learning the week of September 18 - 22, 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
This week we will be writing in our journal about the topic of our choice and share it.  We will continue working on the 8 parts of speech, focusing on adjectives, while engaging in various activities to study them, which includes singing our "Shake and Learn" songs! We will continue studying our spelling words this week.  Our spelling consists of a pretest on Monday, two times each on Wednesday, and 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 write an informative letter about Kentucky this week as part of "The Great Mail Race", using the five parts.

Spelling list
Everyone's words:
beautiful, beauty, because, been, behind

A group:  corn, cow, date, day, did
B group:  baby, back, bad, bake, ball
C group:  ant, anyone, anything, apart, aren't
D group:  announce, annoy, anyway, anywhere, argue
E group:  appoint, apron, arch, arctic, argument
F group:  afford, agreed, ambulance, ancient, annoyance
G group:  adjourn, adjustment, administer, admire, admit

*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:
This week in reading we will continue to work on comparing characters, setting and plot in literature. On Monday, Mrs. Clancy will be coming in to do a lesson on comparing fairly tales!

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

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!

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 working on comparing decimals to the thousandths place. We will have a quiz on Friday that will cover multiplying and dividing by powers of 10 and comparing decimals. 


Science:  
In Science, we are studying the states of matter. The foldable for this lesson is due tomorrow (Tuesday). Quiz on Wednesday. Here’s a link to the quizlet: https://quizlet.com/1163630/matter-2-flash-cards/

*Our overnight science camp field trip is scheduled for 10/3-10/4. Permission slips are due tomorrow 9/19. To help with my planning for this trip, I am asking parents who plan on chaperoning to complete this form as soon as possible: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HZ6J28R. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

 *If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for “Remind”. I will be sending reminders about upcoming quizzes, due dates, etc. The link to sign up is http://rmd.me/b?rid=46429487 .


Social Studies:

In social studies this week we will learn about the three branches of government.  We will start off with the Executive branch.  No quizzes over the Executive branch this week.  We will have a Preamble quiz-retake this Wednesday during Bearcat Special time for students scoring a 70% or lower.  Students will have to complete a new set of flash cards and turn in prior to the retake.




















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