5TH GRADE NEWS

November 13th-17th

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, 11/3 - Wednesday, 11/15 -- READ-A-THON

Wednesday, 11/15 - PJ Day

Monday, 11/20 - Friday, 11/24 -- Thanksgiving Break

ASSESSMENTS

Wednesday, 11/15 -- READING: Comprehension Test

Thursday, 11/16 -- SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 2 Test (Cattle Drives, Inventors, Spanish American War, Panama Canal, & Immigration)

Thursday, 11/16 -- MATH: Division & Interpreting Remainders Quiz

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

ELA - READING: Text Structures (ie: Cause/Effect, Compare/Contrast, Problem/Solution, Chronological/Sequential, Description)

ELA - GRAMMAR: Using commas to separate items in a series

ELA - WRITING: Informational Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES: Immigration

MATH: Division of Decimals

SCIENCE: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Layers of the Earth

PROGRESS REPORTS

Progress Reports and graded work will go home in Communication Folders this Tuesday.

TUTORING

READING TUTORING - TUESDAY

This tutoring session will take place on Tuesday during lunch and is open to ANYONE who would like additional support in reading.


WRITING TUTORING - THURSDAY

This tutoring session will take place on Thursday during lunch and is open to ANYONE who would like additional support in writing.

COMING TO AMERICA LETTER

This assignment requires research as well as a bit of creativity. Students will research life as an immigrant in early America. After that, students will take on the role of the immigrant, and will write a letter to their families back in their homeland. Students should refer to the rubric when completing this task. The assignment is due on Wednesday, 11/15.

MUSICAL REHEARSALS

Monday: Full Cast (All Performers) (2:30-4:00 pm)

Tuesday: Leading Roles (2:30-4:00 pm)
Thursday: Leading Roles (2:30-4:00 pm)


For more additional information, check out Mr. White's awesome website here.

READ-A-THON

Read-A-Thon is in full force! Please refer to students' yellow folders for detailed information. Donations can also be made online using this link.