5TH GRADE NEWS

January 28th - February 1st

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, 1/28 -- Sutton Visit at Jackson @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Wednesday, 1/30 -- "They Came for Me" performed by the Georgia Assemble @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Thursday, 1/31 - READ-A-THON Kick Off Assembly @ 8:30 AM

Friday, 2/1 -- House Competition -- Wear your favorite NFL t-shirt or jersey

Friday, 2/1 - Monday, 2/11 -- Read-A-Thon

Friday, 2/8 -- House Huddle @ 7:40-8:00 AM

Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party & House Competition -- Wear Red or Pink

Monday, 2/18 - Friday, 2/22 -- Winter Break (No School)

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, 2/8 -- Social Studies: WWII Quiz

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RI5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (ie: chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts or information in two or more texts.


Writing

5W1a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose. (Opinion Writing)


Grammar

5L2a: Use punctuation to separate items in a series.


Social Studies

SS5H4b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.

TUTORING

Tutoring will be offered this Wednesday after school from 2:45-3:30. Students can be picked up on the side of the school where carpool normally is.

FREE TUTORING SERVICES

APS has received a new tutoring service funded by Chick-fil-A, so it does not cost anything for students. It is available for all K-12 students from 4PM - 11PM for EVERY SUBJECT offered. The tutors can even review papers! To access, students should select the TutorATL app in My Backpack.

JEKYLL ISLAND TRIP

Thank you to all the wonderful chaperones who helped make our Jekyll trip so memorable. We appreciate all of your positive energy and support.


If your child misplaced or lost an item while on the trip, you may want to check the items in the front office.


Finally, as many of you have already heard, a few students found ticks on themselves. Below is a link from the CDC about ticks and about how to remove them from your children.