Hello, from Mrs. B!

classroom updates

Classroom Odds and Ins

* Please don't forget to turn back in report card covers. You may keep the report cards and any certificates your student has received.

* Sea World field trip: Feb. 4th is the date to make the payment in full. If you will be making payments towards the field trip please indicate this on the form and follow the payment schedule as laid out. If you have any questions please contact me.

* I am still getting caught up on grading after being in DC. HAC will be updated by the end of the week. Thank you for your patience!

* Please plan ahead for the following holidays: Feb. 5th, 16th, and 17th

English Language Arts

* We are currently working on Point of View. LAFS.5.RL.2.6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

Student would have learned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person point of view in lower grades. In the 5th grade we start to discover how the narrator's perspective can affect or change the story. We will continue to work on POV this week and students can anticipate an assessment over POV early next week.

Test Items may ask the student to use details from the text to explain the impact that a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view has on the description of events. Items should not exclusively ask the student to identify the narrator’s or speaker’s point of view.

* Our next standard we will be tackling will be LAFS.5.RL.3.9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Social Studies

We are finishing up Chapter 4: Life in the Colonies this week. Remember we started this Chapter before winter break so remember to review all Lessons!! I will post a Kahoot for the students to review on Edmodo on Tuesday. Our Chapter 4 test will be Wednesday.

Chapter 5: The American Revolution

This is by far my favorite time period in us history. There are 5 Lessons in this Chapter and a lot of information. Make sure your child is reviewing nightly so that they don't have to play catch-up later. Remember you can find current assignments in Edmodo and students will have 10 minutes of nightly homework in Social Studies. We will start with Lesson 1 next week.

As always if you have any questions please contact me @ laura.bouslog@stjohns.k12.fl.us