5th Grade

What we are doing the week of September 9-13, 2019
*Please return the neon green EZ sheets to the office as soon as possible so that your child's computer privileges are not revoked.  
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!

REMIND Sign up Info 
If you have not signed up for our team Remind texts, please do so! All of the 5th grade teachers will be using the same account to keep you abreast of what is happening in our rooms. You can choose to have it sent to your email, as well. Here is the link:  https://www.remind.com/join/wv5thgrade . We also send a weekly email so please double check that your current email address is on file in Infinite Campus. Along with the email, we post the newsletter on the 5th Grade Webpage.

 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, we will start working on etymology, the study of word origins and the use of roots and affixes.  We will organize our journals and begin defining and applying words with Latin and Greek affixes.  On Wednesday and Thursday, students will develop a "stand alone" on-demand writing (2 pages in length on a given topic in 30 minutes).  On Friday, we will write details about what we visually observe.  Throughout the week, we will sing "Shake and Learn" about nouns, verbs, 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 to read our class novel, Shiloh. While reading students will continue to focus on character traits, while also working on reading comprehension. During workshop time on Tuesday and Wednesday students will be working in small groups at the following stations.

  • Teacher time- cause and effect mini lesson
  • Review- Review making inferences by playing HeadBanz and completing an exit slip
  • Independent- Read Shiloh and answer comprehension questions on Google Classroom
  • Partner- Character trait task cards rally coach activity


This week’s homework will be “Senor Coyote.”  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
We will have MAP testing in math this week. 
Homework is “Graphing Patterns Practice”

Science with Mrs. Angel
In Science, we are continuing our properties of matter unit. No quiz this week, unless your student failed Friday’s quiz. Retake is on Wednesday. 

Social Studies with Mr. Parmley
In social studies this week we’ll continue our Geography unit focusing on specific physical features in the United States and Kentucky.  We’ll look at population maps and region maps and will concentrate on how and why people populate different regions based on available resources and how the land influences our movement.

 

 

 







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