5TH GRADE NEWS
February 4th - 8th
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)
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
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.
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)
5L2b: Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
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.
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.
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.