5TH GRADE NEWS
February 11th - 15th
Monday, 2/11 -- Last day of READ-A-THON
Tuesday, 2/12 - Wednesday, 2/13-- Send in totaled minutes and donations for READ-A-THON
Thursday, 2/14 -- House Competition (Wear Red or Pink)
Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party @ 12:45 PM
Monday, 2/18 - Friday, 2/22 -- Winter Break (No School)
Thursday, 2/28 -- House Competition (Wear College Spirit Wear)
Friday, 3/8 -- House Huddle
Thursday, 3/14 -- House Competition (Wear Green for St. Patrick's Day)
Friday, 3/15 -- End of 3rd Nine Weeks
Monday, 3/18 -- No School
Wednesday, 3/20 - Friday, 3/22 - Mary Poppins Musical
Tuesday, 2/12 -- District Benchmark Assessment in Reading
Wednesday, 2/13 -- Reading: Text Structure Quiz
Tuesday, 2/26 -- District Benchmark Assessment in Social Studies
Tuesday, 3/5 -- Social Studies: WWII Test
Friday, 3/8 -- Reading: Comprehension Test
Monday, 3/11 -- STAR Reading Assessment
Tuesday, 3/12 -- Write Score Assessment: Opinion Writing
Wednesday, 3/13 -- ELA: Commas & Titles
The District Benchmark Assessment in Reading is not a graded assessment, but the data is used to help us see which standards students students have mastered already and which standards students still need support with.
For the Reading Quiz this Wednesday, students can refer to their notes on Text Structure in their reading notebooks and on their Google Classroom accounts. They can also refer to page 1 of the attached document.
THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT
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.
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)
5L2c: Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
SS5H4e: Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.
SS5E1a: Describe opportunity costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (e.g., decisions by individuals in response to rationing during WWII).
Last week students began creating questions that will help them dive deeper into their exhibition topics. This week students will begin researching those questions with their teammates. They will also be researching some on their own.