5th Grade

What we are doing the week of November 18-22, 2019
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!

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 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, students will work with their DEUILI group to complete their language mechanics "warm-up", and they will continue writing poems using figurative language.  On Wednesday, students will define and apply the Latin root DUC/DUCT and writing poems using figurative language.  They will complete their narrative warm-up on Thursday, and then apply figurative language strategies in poems that they write.  We will sing "Shake and Learn" on Friday to review the parts of speech 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 finish our unit of reading Greek mythology by being assigned a Greek God or Goddess to learn more about by doing research on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we will be visiting the library and Mrs. Krummen will be talking about the upcoming Book Fair that will take place the first week in December. On Thursday and Friday we will begin our drama unit by taking notes, and reading a play that incorporate the Greek Gods and Goddesses previously learned.


Retakes for the mythology, allusions and context clues test will be on Wednesday, November 20th during Bearcat Special. Students can study the allusions using the following Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_7g2k04

This week’s homework will be “Want Fries With That?” 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.

Follow Mrs. Schlimm on Twitter to see what is happening in our 5th grade reading classroom! @WV_MrsSchlimm

Math with Mrs. Heinrichs
This week we will be learning to multiply multi-digit whole numbers and decimals.

In Science, we are continuing our study of the moon phases. We will have a quiz this Wednesday. Here’s the quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/59764411/moon-phase-cycle-flash-cards/

Social Studies
In social studies this week we are finishing up our Native American unit and beginning early Exploration with the first European explorers to navigate across the Atlantic to the Western Hemisphere.  Thursday and Friday we’ll have the laptops to continue our Native American google slide project.  Hoping to finish that up before December.  No tests or quizzes this week or next.






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