5th grade Language Arts

Mrs. Fisher

Noon Release on Wednesday!

Writing our first essay...

We are working on our first essay this year. It is an informational piece, specifically it is a Comparison/ Contrast essay. Our next essay will be persuasive, and we will begin that during the first or second week of October.

Thank you all for checking agendas so diligently, and please contact me with any questions.

New spelling program begins this week

Starting this week all students will be assigned the same list of 15 words and two bonus words. We will spend a little time with the words in class daily. To be successful students should also study the words for 5-10 minutes per day.

The words will be written, correctly, in student agendas each week and posted to Edmodo as well.

Words will be assigned each Monday, and tests will be every Friday.

Outfoor Ed

Don't forget to send in completed student medical information sheets and signed permission forms for the 5th grade Outddoor Ed Program.

AR/ Reading Logs

AR Goals should be met by October 15th. I will check AR goals monthly- on or around the 15th. Please look at the inside cover of your child's agenda for their personal goals. Reading logs begin today, 9/22/14, and should be completed 4 times per week with responses on 2 of those nights. By response I mean, "What did you like about what you read and why?or What did you not like and why?

I am using Mrs. Jackson's reading log. I think that they can meet their AR goals with 4 nights of reading rather than 5. By the way, they may read AR or non-AR material for the reading logs, but if your student is not inclined to read on his/ her own, you might work on the AR book(s) until goals are met.

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Please let me know if you have been unsuccessful logging onto Edmodo. I plan to start using videos this week. I believe that I have helped everyone log on that was having trouble. I will be glad to talk you through the sign in process over the phone.
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