5TH GRADE NEWS

October 30th - November 3rd

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, 11/3 -- Picture Retakes

Tuesday, 11/7 -- Election Day (No School)

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

Thursday, 11/9 -- Ellis Island Simulation @ 11:15-12:45

Monday, 11/20 - Friday, 11/24 -- Thanksgiving Break (No School)

ASSESSMENTS

Monday, 10/30 -- District Social Studies Benchmark

Thursday, 11/2 -- Journal of Joshua Loper Quiz (Blue Group ONLY)

Friday, 11/3 -- SS: Spanish American War & Panama Canal Quiz

Friday, 11/10-- ELA: Latin Roots Quiz (migr, port)

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

ELA - READING: Perspective & Point of View

ELA - GRAMMAR: Compound Sentences

ELA - WRITING: Informational Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES: Panama Canal & Immigration

MATH: Division of Decimals

SCIENCE: Landforms

SOCIAL STUDIES QUIZ

There is no study guide for the Social Studies quiz this Friday. However, when we test at the end of this unit, a study guide will be provided. To prepare for this quiz, students should refer to articles, graphic organizers, and any additional notes in their Social Studies journals.

COMMUNICATION FOLDERS

Because Halloween is on Tuesday and many of you will be out Trick-or-Treating with family and friends, Mrs. Schirmer and I have decided to send Communication Folders home on Thursday this week. Please return the folders by the following Monday.

TUTORING

WRITING TUTORING

This week Mrs. Akin will offer writing tutoring on Thursday after school from 2:45 - 3:45. This tutoring session is invitation-only. Mrs. Akin will use Write Score data as well as classwork performance to determine which students will be invited. Pick up will be in the front of the school at 3:45.


READING TUTORING

This week Mrs. Akin will offer reading tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch. Specific students will be asked to join. However, this session is open to all students who feel they need additional support with reading comprehension.

HALLOWEEN

Please remember, no Halloween costumes should be worn at school.

PICTURE RETAKES

Picture retakes will be this Friday, 11/3, and are only for those who were absent, purchasing a new package, or returning original packages for new pictures.

BOOK FAIR

If you were unable to attend the Book Fair in person last week, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/jacksonbookfair, available now through - Nov. 3rd.

ELLIS ISLAND SIMULATION

Students will be learning about the reasons people immigrated to the United States at the turn of the century. On Thursday, 11/9 students will take part in an Ellis Island Simulation from 11:15-12:45. In order to do this, we need parent involvement. If you are able to assist, please sign up using the link below. We truly appreciate your help, and ask that you arrive at 10:30 so that Mrs. Schirmer and I can train you.