5TH GRADE NEWS

February 4th - 8th

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, 2/1 - Monday, 2/11 -- READ-A-THON (Read and get sponsors)

Friday, 2/8 -- House Huddle @ 7:40-8:00 AM

Friday, 2/8 -- PAJAMA DAY

Thursday, 2/14 -- House Competition (Wear Red or Pink)

Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party @ 12:45 PM

Monday, 2/18 - Friday, 2/22 -- Winter Break (No School)

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, 2/8 -- Social Studies: WWII Quiz

Wednesday, 2/13 -- Reading: Text Structure Quiz

Tuesday, 3/5 -- Social Studies: WWII Test

Friday, 3/8 -- Reading: Comprehension Test

Monday, 3/11 -- STAR Reading Assessment

Tuesday, 3/12 -- Write Score Assessment: Opinion Writing

Wednesday, 3/13 -- ELA: Commas & Titles


Students have received hard copies of the study guide for this week's Social Studies quiz, but an electronic copy is also attached. The quiz will only cover the parts of the study guide that are HIGHLIGHTED. The remaining information will be covered on the test in a few weeks.

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RI5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (ie: chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts or information in two or more texts.


Writing

5W1a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose. (Opinion Writing)


Grammar

5L2b: Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.


Social Studies

SS5H4b: Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.

SS5H4c: Discuss President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

TUTORING

Tutoring will be offered this Wednesday after school from 2:45-3:30. Students can be picked up on the side of the school where carpool normally is.

FREE TUTORING SERVICES

APS has received a new tutoring service funded by Chick-fil-A, so it does not cost anything for students. It is available for all K-12 students from 4PM - 11PM for EVERY SUBJECT offered. The tutors can even review papers! To access, students should select the TutorATL app in My Backpack.

READ-A-THON

Read-A-Thon has begun! Students are encouraged to read and collect sponsors through Monday, February 11th to raise money for our school. Please be sure to total your child's minutes and return the envelope to school on Tuesday, February 12th. All pledge money should be collected and returned by Thursday, February 14th. Thank you for your support!

IB EXHIBITION

IB Exhibition is an extended, collaborative project where students conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems.


A few weeks ago, students brainstormed issues that they were interested in helping solve. After that, they wrote down their top three choices. Students were then grouped together based on interest. Some of the topics they plan to explore are racial equality, prison reform, quality education, immigration, poverty, water pollution, & animal endangerment.


Last week, students were given a packet with the Exhibition timeline as well as other necessary information. Each group also began creating their key concept questions. We will continue to develop these questions this week.


Students' first Exhibition reflection is due this Friday, 2/8. The reflection can be found in their Exhibition packet.