A Peek At Our Week

April 11-15


Homework Journals are due again this week on your child's assigned day.

We continue working on our Historical Fiction Unit.

  • Growing Background Knowledge to Deepen Understanding
  • Impact of Setting and Events on the Character
  • Recognizing How Behaviors and Influenced by Historical Context
  • Determining Main Idea for "Scenes"

Writing/Language Arts

We continue working on our Persuasive Writing Unit this week.


  • Genre of Persuasive Writing
  • Purpose of Public Service Announcements
  • Analyzing the Craft of PSA's
  • Generating Ideas for PSA's
  • Choosing a Meaningful Topic

This week in Revising and Editing, the skill covered is: Capitalize Abbreviations, Acronyms, Organizations


There will be spelling assigned this week. Students will receive words tomorrow and we will follow our normal two week cycle for spelling. This week they will sort their words according to the correct pattern and write spelling sentences. Next week students will complete three word work activities and take the test on Friday, April 22.

Social Studies

We continue our Economics unit by preparing for BizTown. This week we will:

  • Continue Financial Literacy
  • Discuss Community
  • Work Place
  • Prepare for Job Interviews

If your child is interested in running for town Mayor or Judge, they will have to prepare a speech and say it in front of the 5th grade class. Both positions are voted on by their peers.

Job Interviews will be on Monday, April 18th during school. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers for conducting the interviews.

Classroom News/Upcoming Events

Great job to all of those students working hard to raise money for our Boosterthon Fun! Keep those pledges coming. Please sign-up at funrun.com if you haven't done so yet.

  • 4/11- No visitors please (3rd-4th grade testing)
  • 4/15- Boosterthon Fun-Run: 2:15-3:15
  • 4/15- Library Day
  • 4/18- BizTown Interviews