5th Grade News

Week of November 30 - December 4


Welcome to Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Waggoner's Weekly Newsletter! Here, you will find our learning targets for the week, along with upcoming events/reminders.

Learning Targets

Reading and Social Studies - Starting this week, we will step back in time to study Early Indian Civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississppi). We will be studying and creating multiple-tier timelines (which show relationships among events and places).

A.R. Requirement for the 2nd quarter: Students must read 2 books on his/her level with an 80% accuracy on the Accelerated Reader Quiz

Achieve 3000 - Students will complete one article each week in class, and one article for homework each week. These articles are presented at your child's individual reading level. For homework, students are not required to do the "Thought Question". To find the articles, students need to go to www.mentorschools.net and find the Achieve3000 link. They will need to be logged into Google and they will choose "Reading - Riddle" or "Reading - Waggoner" to begin the article. (Students have done this twice a week, so I really don't anticipate there being a problem. Please let me know if there is a problem and I can help out or give your child time to do this at school.)

For the week of November 30th- students must complete "Empty Nests"

Writing - In content classes, we are working on some informational writing; however, during writing class, we will begin our new narratives.

Math - Students are working on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators in centers this week. There will be a quiz sometime next week - stay tuned :)

PLEASE, encourage your children to practice their math facts EVERY DAY. Even if it is only for a few minutes. Also, MobyMax login and password information can be found in your child's B.E.E. Binder for their required 15 minutes nightly (or 60 minutes/week).

Science - We are still in need of 2-liter bottles. If we do not have enough by Wednesday, we will be creating a habitat for each class, rather than each GROUP. Students are still studying animal adaptations. We will be moving onto Earth science soon.

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Upcoming Events

November 30 - December 11 - Yearbook Sale

December 2 - Holiday Shop 6pm-8pm @ Five Below

December 9 - Student of the Month Breakfast

December 15 - TWO A.R. Tests, on reading level, 80% or better - due today

December 22 - Winter Parties

Mrs. Riddle

Mrs. Riddle teaches English Language Arts, Socials Studies and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.

Mrs. Waggoner

Mrs. Waggoner teaches Math, Science and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.