5th Grade News

Week of January 11-15


Welcome to Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Waggoner's Weekly Newsletter! Here, you will find our learning targets for the week, along with upcoming events/reminders.

Learning Targets

Reading and Social Studies

We will continue with metaphors and smiles as we study figurative language. By Monday, all students will have chosen a famous person to read a biography about. We will use this information in Social Studies as we create timelines.

A.R. Requirement for the 3rd quarter: Students must read 3 books on his/her level with an 80% accuracy on the Accelerated Reader Quiz. ONE of the books must be NON-FICTION and ONE must be FICTION. The last book can be free choice - fiction or non-fiction. Of course, students are encouraged to read more than this; however, this is the minimum requirement. Completed A.R. tests are due Monday, March 7th.

Achieve 3000 - There won't be any homework articles this week. Two articles will be completed in class.

Writing - This quarter, we will be working on writing informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Some of this will be done during ELA/SS class.

Math - Students will be working on more real-world word problems this week. They ROCKED with their bar model problems last week!

PLEASE, encourage your children to practice their math facts EVERY DAY. Even if it is only for a few minutes. Also, MobyMax login and password information can be found in your child's B.E.E. Binder for their required 15 minutes nightly (or 60 minutes/week).

Science - Students are still working on reviewing cycles in ecosystems. We worked through the water cycle and will be moving through the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle this week.

Upcoming Events

January 12 - Candid Picture Day

January 13 - Officer Phil Program

January 14 - 6:30pm PTA Meeting

January 18 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

February 8-11 - Jump Rope for Heart

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Mrs. Riddle

Mrs. Riddle teaches English Language Arts, Socials Studies and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.

Mrs. Waggoner

Mrs. Waggoner teaches Math, Science and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.