News from 5th Grade
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1 ELA Common Assessment
6 GA Milestones Parent Night (6-7PM)
6-7 Science Common Assessment
10 Science Olympiad (9AM @TES)
15 Report Cards
16 PBIS Celebration
19-20 Science Benchmark
21 Math Benchmark
26 Social Studies Benchmark
28 Math Common Assessment
Learning in 5th Grade
Math: Volume, Measurement and Line Plots
Info for parents:
Games for kids:
- metric/ customary units of measure
- liquid volume
- unit cube
Reading Focus: Fact and Opinion
Writing Focus: Review Narrative, Informational, Opinion, and short constructed response.
Grammar Focus: reference materials, context clues, figurative language, word relationships, vocabulary/transition words and phrases
Monthly Focus: Cause and Effect
Anchor Text: The Watson's Go to Birmingham
Writing Vocabulary: Narrative, Informational, Opinion, Argumentative, Introduction, Topic, Multi-Paragraph, Organizational Structure, Reasons, Details, Evidence, Conclusion, and Descriptive
Reading Vocabulary: Fact and Opinion, Evidence, Problem & Solution, Chronological Order, Compare & Contrast, and Cause & Effect
Grammar Vocabulary: Idioms, Adages, Proverbs, Context Clues, Multiple Meaning Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Figurative Language, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Conjunctions, and Verb Tense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWYXCSTrFto - Narrative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaYyDFt5p-U - Show, Don’t Tell Narrative Writing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ngkj2Lx-Ks - BrainPOP UK - Fact and Opinion
https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-5/distinguish-facts-from-opinions (please login to complete)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_h6FxPjEg - Proverbs
Social Studies: CIvil Rights Movement
Focus: Describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950- 1975
Vocabulary: Jim Crow laws, Brown v. Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., space exploration
Science: Earth Science
Focus: Constructive and Deconstructive Forces
Vocabulary: erosion, weathering, delta, sediment, earthquake, volcano, epicenter, focus, plate tectonics, levee, dam, crust, mantle, inner core, outer core, seismograph, richter scale, magma, lava, flash flood
Common Assessment #3: March 6-7
http://pamelasanford.typepad.com/5thgrade/constructive-and-destructive-forces-.html (this teachers webstite has a ton of information and links)
Student of the Month - Responsible
Lexi is that student that I couldn't teach without. She is responsible for herself and goes above and beyond taking on extra responsibilities in the classroom!
Mia is a responsible student that you can always count on. From being prepared to being willing to help, she is an asset to PES!
Jason consistently shows responsibility. He is part of multiple clubs and always has his homework. Way to go, Jason!
Reminders about homework:
- Reading 20 minutes per night
- One choice board activity per night (unless you need to get ahead for things coming up like practice, church, etc.) for reading and math
- Study Guides in Science and SS (Ideas: Create index cards to study, have a parent or sibling question you)
Stem Lab Grant
We are so excited to be in a trial period with IXL! In math class, I am working with students to create a study plan leading up to Milestones. You can also check the monthly focus for ideas of what topics students could use practice on (all subjects)
Class Dojo can be accessed to review behavior and classroom updates. You can also send direct messages to teachers or view classroom announcements.
Use education galaxy to practice your math, ELA, science and social studies skills. Please have your student work under the "My Study Plan" section, as "Assignments" must be completed at school.
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