Prairie View's 5th Grade News

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Online Spelling Tests are Up and Running!

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Week 4 Learning Targets

Reading- We are catapulting forward in our reading strategies with making inferences, saying why, making connections, and drawing conclusions. Students will be practicing these skills in their independent reading book.

Writing- Our first Standards Based Board is upon us. We will practice using sensory details and use them in our first Narrative draft. Students will be choosing an experience from their life that they feel passionate about writing. We will also be creating a rubric for the "Characteristics of Good Writing for Narrative." I'm excited to get our first writing piece underway. We have a group of very talented writers.

Math- As we conclude our First 20 Days of rituals and routines we will continue to honestly reflect on our ability to effectively communicate and chart our progress. Our intentions are to solidly practice getting 'unstuck' and justifying our thinking. In our Stepping Stones lessons, we are breaking 1,000,000 in half, fourths, and tenths.

Science- Properties of matter are on the menu! We are building a property train and classifying objects according to their likenesses. We will close out the week investigating freezing, melting, and boiling points of water!

Daily Homework and Responsibilities

Every night your child should be reading 30 minutes from a book, newspaper, blog, etc. of their choice. On the back of their planner, they have one question to answer about their reading. This should be in complete sentences and make sense. We discussed setting a routine, whether it be immediately when they get home or right before bed. Talk with your child about what routine works for your family. A great idea would be to set an alarm everyday to help remind them. 5th grade is a great year to release some responsibility to your child to complete their homework. This reading log will track their progress towards our million words goal.

** Please remember to sign your child's planner daily. This will remain in their green "Go Folder." It should GO with them wherever they go! It is an important means of communication between parents and teacher.** It also verifies their reading minutes.

Friday folders will come home on Fridays. Those will include graded work, notes from the school, and other handouts. This folder is purple. Please sign and return on Monday.

Million Words Challenge

We challenge you! This year we will be counting minutes towards our Million Word Challenge. Our goal is for each fifth grader to read for at least 30 minutes a night or 150 minutes a week. At the end of the six weeks your child should have read a total of 900 minutes to meet the goal. All you have to do is make sure your child is logging the minutes they read every night on the back of their planner, where their homework is located, and log their total minutes for the week. Teachers will take the reading log up at the first of each week. October 3 is our first goal check. We can all get 900 minutes by then! Please make sure you are signing their planner to verify they read the minutes logged.

B.L.I.N.G. Club

Books Leading Inspiration “N” Girls

Girls, it’s time to get your B.L.I.N.G. on!!! Come join your friends at the PVE GIRLS ONLY reading club! If you are enthusiastic about reading, love to talk about books, and are responsible with technology then this is the club for you. Come and get an application from room #303.

Applications are due no later than Friday, September 19th to Mrs. Green.

Spelling/Vocabulary Test Monday, September 22

Spelling Words-











Vocabulary- (Must know definitions)

Declarative sentence- tells something; It ends with a period.

Interrogative Sentence- asks something; It ends with a questions mark.

Imperative Sentence- gives an order; It ends with a period.

Exclamatory Sentence- expresses a strong feeling; It ends with an exclamation mark.

Please Bring Headphones/Earbuds/ Pencil Holder

With all the technology we will be using this year, having some headphones/earbuds would be a great convenience for your child. So if you have an old pair laying around the house that you don't mind losing, please send it with your child. They will be able to keep it in their pencil pouch or locker. Also, if you still have your pencil holder from last year, please bring it in.

1st 6 Weeks Progress Reports

Monday, Sep. 15th, 9pm

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Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Pizza Party

Tuesday, Sep. 16th, 6-8pm

Prairie View Cafeteria

Come on DADS, GRANDPAS, and UNCLES! Come eat some pizza and sign up to be a Watch Dog for a day.

Family Game Night

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 6-7pm

609 Farm to Market Road 3433

Rhome, TX

1st 6 Weeks HAWK HUDDLE

Friday, Oct. 3rd, 8am

Prairie View Gym

Please join us in our first Hawk Huddle celebration!

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