5th Grade


We would like to welcome all of you to our grade level web page. We are having an exciting year!  Communication between home and school is vital to the success of the education of your child. We hope to see you during the many events throughout the school year. In addition to attending events, we want to encourage you to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns you might have. We look forward to working with you and your child.

*WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF TISSUES.  If you can donate a box of tissues to help take care of our runny noses, we would really appreciate it!  :)

What we are learning the week of February 20 - 24, 2017:

Students will write their journal entry on Tuesday and share them. We will complete our DEUILIs (warm up activity with differentiated language arts skills) and practice locating words in the dictionary.  Students will practice grammar by analyzing their DGP sentence.  We will complete analogies and sing "Shake and Learn" to practice the parts of speech.  Students will complete their letter of article on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students will begin their next on-demand on Thursday.  We will have our spelling pretest on Tuesday, practice work due Thursday, and test on Friday.  We will engage in mini-lessons on using dialogue in our narrative writing.  

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.  I also encourage creative picture writing to earn 10 extra bonus points (to be added to his/her lowest writing grade), and students may complete these at any time.  

Spelling words for EVERYONE: head, heart, heaven, heavy, here

THEN, group A: sheep, shop, show, sit, six
Group B: father, fell, find, first, fish
Group C: class, clay, clothing, cloud, clue
Group D:  center, cereal, chance, cheer, cherries
Group E:  chose, civil, clerk, climate, clover
Group F: character, charm, cheap, cheat, checkbook
Group G: bleachers, blemishes, boardwalk, bolder, boulder
Group H: antibiotic, antifreeze, anxiety, appendectomy, applause

Students will be analyzing a variety of magazine articles from the Scholastic News magazines. There will be no vocabulary this week since we have a short week. However, reading fluency will be sent home today and due on Friday. Please ensure you are checking your child’s grade in Infinite Campus.

This week in math we are having a test over writing and interpreting numerical expressions on Thursday, February 23rd. From there we will continue our patterns and data unit by beginning to graph and analyze numerical patterns. 

Social Studies:
In social studies this week we are finishing our Explorers Unit with a test on Friday over all the key terms.  Next week we plan on starting our early colonies unit leading to the American Revolution.

In science, we have started the geosphere (focus on rock cycle) and will have a quiz this Friday. Here’s the link to the quizlet: https://quizlet.com/73385962/geosphere-vocabulary-flash-cards/. We will finish up this unit next week and will have a unit test the following Friday that covers the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. 


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