5TH GRADE NEWS

October 2nd - 6th

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, 10/3 -- Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, 10/4 -- Field Trip -- Trout Release in the Chattahoochee River

Wednesday, 10/4 -- Last Day of 1st Nine Weeks

Monday, 10/9 - Friday 10/13 -- Fall Break (No School)

Tuesday, 10/10 -- Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, 10/19 - Saturday, 10/28 -- Book Fair, Main Campus

Friday, 10/20 -- Field Trip -- Carter Library

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, 10/6 -- SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 2 Quiz (Cattle Drives, Black Cowboys, & Inventors)


A study guide will be provided on Monday, 10/2 for the Unit 2 Quiz. The study guide, map, and additional notes from this unit are in students' Social Studies journals.


Students should be able to...

1. Locate important places in the United States on a map: Chicago, Illinois, Kittyhawk, NC, the Chisholm Trail, and Pittsburgh, PA.

2. Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.

3. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).

4. Explain how price incentives affect people’s behavior and choices (e.g., decisions to participate in cattle trails because of increased beef prices)

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

ELA - READING: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

ELA - GRAMMAR: Verb Tenses

ELA - WRITING: Narrative Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES: Map Skills & Inventors

MATH: Multiplication of Whole Numbers, Decimals, & Estimation

SCIENCE: Bite Slides Technology Project & Electromagnets

END OF 1ST NINE WEEKS

All assignments from this nine weeks must be completed by Friday, October 6th and will not be accepted after Fall Break.

MUSICAL

Registration is now open for the 2018 5th grade musical, The Little Mermaid! Auditions will be in October. Check out this link for more information.

INFINITE CAMPUS

Students' grades are posted on Infinite Campus on a weekly basis. If you do not have access yet, please contact Mrs. Moyer in the front office so she can help you create an account.

CONFERENCES

Mrs. Schirmer and I look forward to conferencing with each of you. Please be sure to sign up using this link. If none of the times listed work with your schedule, please send us an email, and we will work to find a time to accommodate you.