5TH GRADE NEWS

October 1st - 5th

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, 10/3 -- 5th Grade Trout Release Field Trip

Thursday, 10/4 -- Parent / Teacher Conferences with Ms. France & Mrs. Akin

Friday, 10/5 -- Parent / Teacher Conferences with Ms. France & Mrs. Akin

Monday, 10/8 - Friday, 10/12 -- Fall Break: No School

Tuesday, 10/16 -- Field Trip to the Apple Store 10:00-12:30 (Ms. France's Homeroom)

Tuesday, 10/16 -- Report Cards Go Home

ASSESSMENTS

Wednesday, 10/3 -- ELA: Conjunctions Quiz ~NEW DATE~

Thursday, 10/4 -- READING: Comprehension Retest*


*Students will get their original reading tests back on Tuesday, and must let Mrs. Akin know on Wednesday if they would like to retest on Thursday. Any students who plan to retest are highly encouraged to attend tutoring after school on Wednesday from 2:45-3:30.

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading: Reteach / Remediation of skills from 1st Quarter

Writing: Analyzing Write Score Data from the First Pre-Assessment

Grammar: Review Coordinating, Subordinating, & Correlative Conjunctions

Social Studies: WWI

TUTORING

Due to the field trip, tutoring will not be held during lunch this Wednesday. However, tutoring will be available to all students Wednesday after school from 2:45-3:30. Please let Mrs. Akin know if your child plans to attend. We will focus on writing constructed responses and will prepare for the reading retest.

FALL CONFERENCES

If you would like to schedule a conference with Ms. France & Mrs. Akin this Thursday, October 4th & Friday, October 5th, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius. If none of the times listed work with your schedule, please contact either Ms. France or Mrs. Akin and we will gladly find a time that works for everyone.


*Conferences will be held in the CONFERENCE ROOM near the front office.*

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT UNIT

The Human Growth & Development Unit will be taught by Coach Berry and Coach Browning on Friday, October 5th to students in Ms. France & Mrs. Akin's classes. Additional information was sent to parents a few weeks ago via email. An exemption form was also sent home in your child's Tuesday Folder. Because this is an opt out form, it only needs to be returned if you do not want your child to participate. Students opting out will spend the day in another 5th grade classroom. Please contact Ralph Berry rberry@atlanta.k12.ga.us or Kelly Browning kbrowning@atlanta.k12.ga.us if you have questions or need further clarification.

FIELD TRIP PAYMENTS

PTA is collecting a one-time field trip payment of $85 per student for field trips. If you have not already paid, you can make a payment on MSA (myschoolanywhere.com) or write a check to WTJ PTA. Thank you!