MVCA 5th Grade Newsletter

November 17, 2014 to November 21, 2014

Mark Your Calendar

  1. November 17, 2014 - Study Island pathways due at 4:00 p.m. - Summarizing Texts, and Prepositions.
  2. November 18, 2014 - Writing Class Connect Required for all students - Critical Skills Assignment
  3. November 19, 2014 -Critical Skills Assignment Due
  4. November 20, 2014 - History Class Connect

Pacing Guide

Reminder: This area is a pacing guide only. It is based upon 5th grade curriculum for students that were with the school from the first day of school this year. This pacing guide is to be used to check on progress only. It is only intended as a guide and not a requirement. The information for this guide is for Friday November 21st, 2014.

  1. Math Plus Yellow: Unit 5 Lesson 3: Order 3 decimal numbers
  2. Language Arts Yellow Vocabulary: Unit 5 Lesson 11: Optional (Your Choice)
  3. Language Skills 5 Composition: Unit 4 Lesson 3: Writing to a Narrative Prompt.
  4. Language Skills 5 GUM: Unit 5 Lesson 2: Identifying Indefinite and Definite Articles
  5. Literature 5: Unit 9 Lesson 2: Young Benjamin Franklin - Session 2
  6. Spelling 5: Unit 13 Lesson 1
  7. Science 5: Unit 3 Lesson 9: The Atmosphere Unit Review and Assessment
  8. American History A: Unit 5 Lesson 13: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Upcoming Assignments

Due November 17, 2014 - Summarizing Texts, and Prepositions
Due November 19, 2014 - Critical Skills Writing Assignment on Study Island
Due November 24, 2014 - No Study Island Due! Use the time to catch up on any unfinished pathways or to get ahead!

Upcoming Outings

Next Outing hosted by 5th Grade Teachers: 5th Grade Bronner’s in Frankenmuth on 12/8/14 @ 10:30 – 12:30 https://www.smore.com/bbu7s



To sign up or check for more outings go to:

http://www.localendar.com/public/MichiganVirtual

Class Connect Sessions for the week of 11/17/14 to 11/21/14

•Monday: All Students

–11:00 a.m. Homeroom (All Students)

–4:00 p.m. Study Island Due (No Class Connect)


•Tuesday - By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – Fluency (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math – (Required if invited)

–1:30 p.m. Writing – Unit 6 Critical Skills Assignment/Organization Skills (All Students)


•Wednesday: By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math - (Required if invited)


•Thursday: By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math - (Required if invited)

–1:30 p.m. History (Optional)


•Friday: None

Letter From the 5th Grade Teachers - URGENT

Dear 5th Grade Families,

Thank you to all of the students that have turned in their Critical Skills ELA assignment! We are thrilled to see all of your hard work!

A reminder to anyone that has not turned it in: It is due on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. You have less than a week now to complete it! Any late assignments will be docked points in your grades. The points docked will increase each day that the assignment is late. This assignment does apply towards your final grades in the grade book! This assignment is expected to be turned in through Study Island. Everyone should have a copy of it in Study Island.

Also, please remember that students are required to complete Study Island pathways each week in Math, Reading, and occasionally Science. Please make sure you are up to date!

If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher!

Thank you,

Mrs. Dugan, Mrs. Fenstermacher, Mrs. Glassner, Ms. Rippetoe, and Mrs. Robertson

MVCA 5th Grade Teachers

Teacher Phone Extensions:
Mrs. Dugan 3063
Mrs. Fenstermacher 3005
Mrs. Glassner 3006
Ms. Rippetoe 3015
Mrs. Robertson 3065