Anchor's Away in 5th Grade!
Ms. Strobl's 5th Grade
Week of January 16-20
In the classroom...
We are also studying Main Idea and Supporting Details. When you get a chance, ask your child about the main idea of their AR book is.
In Writing we are just finishing up an informative piece. For the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at writing prompts I-STEP style. We will be going over what a student paper with a score of 6 looks like and so forth. Then we will do a few practice prompts before I-STEP hits us in February.
In Spelling, you will notice some changes have been made. Instead of memorizing 20 words and regurgitating them, we have moved to a spelling/vocabulary list. This will continue for the rest of the year. Their tests will look different. Not only are they expected to know how to spell the word, they will be required to know its meaning and be able to use it in a sentence correctly. Also, the list has been cut to 10 words because they are more challenging. If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me.
This week we continue our study of explorers. We will be focusing on French & English explorers and "sail" into our 13 colonies unit next. :)
A project will be assigned to your child either at the end of the week or the following Monday. Be watching for rubrics and paperwork for that project.
Science & Health
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