News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 3/14/16
What's Happening in the Classroom
In reading, we will continue Benchmark Unit 8 and we will focus on determining the author's purpose for writing several selections of text.
We will have our Unit 8 test on Friday, 3/18.
On Monday, March 14, your child will receive a take-home science test. This test will be due the Friday 3/18. Since this is less amount of time that is usually allotted for this test, I will dedicate some work time during the school week to this task.
In math, we will continue supplemental lessons to unit 6. We will be concentrating different strategies for multiplying fractions and multiplying fractions and whole numbers.
Writing & Language Arts
In writing, we will continue a unit on word choice. We will be reviewing similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification.
In language arts, we will begin unit 6, which continues with punctuating dialogue, prepositions, and prepositional phrases.
In social studies, students will complete an American Revolution Important Individuals project. They should complete most of this project in class, however, it will become homework on Thursday it becomes apparent that they need more time. These projects are due on Friday.
Spelling List for This Week
Dates to Remember
Upcoming Important Dates
March 18- AR Goals Due/ End of the Third Quarter
March 21- 28 - Spring Break
April 12- Central Music Program (7:00)
April 15- Central Variety Show
June 1- Fifth Grade Farewell (More information to come!)