5th Grade Gazette
October 17th - 25th - Popcorn Orders Due (no late orders accepted)
October 24th- Driftwood Informational Meeting @ 6 PM in the cafeteria
October 24th - 28th - Book Fair
October 24th-28th - Red Ribbon Week
October 25th - Pumpkin Judging
October 27th - Grits With Grands (3rd-5th)
November 3rd- poetry recitation
November 7th - 8th - Professional Learning (No School)
November 16th - Picture Retakes
May 24-26- Driftwood Field Trip (You can find more information on the 5th grade webpage.)
October 24th at 6 PM
Please come out and meet with the teachers to learn more about the Driftwood field trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia. We will share all the information you need to know about this trip. This is the only meeting we will have about the trip, so please make plans to join us this night in the cafeteria.
Your student will need to write a 4-5 minute speech on a career that they are interested in. They will need to research what kind of education they will need, what the job involves, and any other information that might be interesting about that career.
Once, they have written their speech, they need to create a minimum of 3 posters that will be displayed during their speech. Links are posted below to show you some examples of past speeches. We fully expect you to help them research, and write their speech, and help them create posters that are colorful and easy to read. This project is your chance to help your child stand out!
This project will be presented in November. You will be invited into the classroom to see your child's presentation that day....Your child's teacher will let you know what time as we get closer. This project will count as a grade in the English Language Arts class and will be worth more than a normal classwork grade. Last, but not least, students should try to "dress the part" of the job they choose to report on...any props that can help them stand out would be terrific! If a student does really well with their classroom speech, we will let them know that they need to compete in the next level of the competition. Awards are given out at the end of the year for students who compete at a higher level! This is a big deal!
All students should know and/or be able to:
Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left
Explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10
Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10
Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place/Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text • Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning • Read and comprehend texts, including stories, dramas, and poetry on grade level text (S/T) • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says • Compare and contrast the overall structure of events in two or more texts • Explain how an author uses reasons support particular points • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
- Explain westward migration
- Explain industrialism and technology
- Explain immigration
- Describe Indian Wars
- Explain spatial patterns of economic activity
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and of inherited traits.
- Discuss what a gene is and the role genes play in the transfer of traits.
- Demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrate and invertebrate) and how vertebrates are sorted into groups (fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal).
- Demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups.