5TH GRADE NEWS

February 11th - 15th

IMPORTANT DATES

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

ASSESSMENTS

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

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

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?).


Social Studies

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).

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.

READ-A-THON

The last day of READ-A-THON is Monday, February 11th. Please help total your child's minutes and make sure all pledge money is collected and returned by Wednesday, February 13th. Thank you for your support!

IB EXHIBITION

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.