5TH GRADE NEWS

December 3-7

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 12/6 -- House Competition: Wear your house colors!

Wednesday, 12/12 -- Class Spelling Bee

Wednesday, 12/19 -- Carter Center Field Trip

Friday, 12/21 -- Last day of the semester

ASSESSMENTS

Monday, 12/3 -- STAR Reading

Friday, 12/7 -- Verbs Quiz

Friday, 12/14 -- Write Score (Informational)

Tuesday, 12/18 -- Reading Quiz (5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 5RI2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.)

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RI2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


Writing

5W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses(e.g., in contrast, especially).

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.


Grammar

5L1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense and aspect.


Social Studies

SS5E2 Describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.

SS5E3 Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.

TUTORING

Tutoring will NOT be offered this Wednesday, but will resume next week.

PRIVATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Parents, we are receiving several forms for private schools and we want to ensure that we are able to accurately articulate the information about your child. We all know that our students are more than test scores and that they are all unique individuals who all shine in different ways. Please take a moment to tell us more about your child beyond their scores by filling out the google form. While we know your child as a "student at Jackson", there are always aspects of their personalities we don't always see. All Private School applications are due by Jan 10th to allow time to complete. We will do our best to complete all applications received after Jan 10th by Feb 1st, but we cannot guarantee that the deadline will be met.

APS RACE 2 READ CHALLENGE

Select here to learn more.

VERBS STUDY GUIDE

SPELLING BEE

Jackson's school-wide spelling bee will be held in January. Any students who would like to participate must first compete in a class competition. Ms. France and Mrs. Akin's classes will compete on Wednesday, December 12th. Each classroom will have a representative as well as an alternate in case the representative is unable to compete. Attached is a list of words students can use to practice if they would like.

ECONOMICS MINI-UNIT

We're entering a mini-unit on economics. Students can use Quizlet to enhance their vocabulary and knowledge of this topic. This is also posted on Google Classroom for students to easily access.