News from 5th Grade
Mark your Calendars
2- Fifth Graders return from Disney Field Trip
7-Mother's/ Father's Day Shop opens
Honor's Night (per invite)
14-GMAS Retests (all week)
16-5th Grade Luau
18-Last Day of School
There will also be remediation for students who may need to retake the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
Science & Social Studies
As I write this note, students have not taken the Milestones Science nor Social Studies. We have worked very hard to review for this major test and I hope your student does well! Hopefully, we finished STRONG!
After Milestones testing, students will begin to construct their paper mache volcanoes. Please have your student bring in a clean, empty, soda can. This project will entail creating a volcano from paper mache, painting it, then erupting it! Students can erupt their volcano at home by combining baking soda and vinegar. A little red food coloring helps add to the lava effect!
Looking forward to May fu
Anchor Text: Lawnboy by Gary Paulsen
Our monthly reading "must know" will be to spiral review the following concepts: Main Idea/Details, Sequencing, Compare and Contrast, Inferencing, Text Features and Literary Elements, Cause and Effect, and Fact and Opinion.
Reading Vocabulary: Main Idea, Key Details, quote, explicitly, drawing inferences, theme, and summarize
Writing Focus: Students will learn to conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Writing Vocabulary: Research, Sources, Investigate, Multimedia Components, and Relevant Details
Grammar Focus: Students will learn to consult reference materials to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Grammar Vocabulary: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Glossary, Guide Words, Alphabetical Order
Student of the Month - Honest
From the STEM Lab
toilet paper and paper towel rolls
paper plates (clearance holiday plates work great)
small bottles (Gatorade type
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This resource is a great way to study at home. It includes information about the test, test taking strategies, sample questions and answers, scoring rubrics, vocabulary and information!
This guide includes information, rubrics, sample questions and answers.
We are so excited to be in a trial period with IXL! In math class, I am working with students to create a study plan leading up to Milestones. You can also check the monthly focus for ideas of what topics students could use practice on (all subjects)
Class Dojo can be accessed to review behavior and classroom updates. You can also send direct messages to teachers or view classroom announcements.
Use education galaxy to practice your math, ELA, science and social studies skills. Please have your student work under the "My Study Plan" section, as "Assignments" must be completed at school.
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