Mrs. Priego's Weekly Newsletter
September 19 - 23, 2016
Fifth Grade - 5B
A Note from Mrs. Priego
We had several quizzes and tests this week, and students did very well overall! I am very pleased with their scores, and I thank you for helping them to prepare for these assessments. Please continue to help your child to properly prepare for the upcoming tests and quizzes by asking them for study sheets, quizzing them, etc. There will be several evaluations next week.
If you have not already done so, please remember to help your student select their Fifth Grade Service Project. Service Project forms are due this coming Friday, September 23rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Classroom Supplies Needed!
Mon., September 19 - Bible Memory Verse #3, Psalm 139:1-4
Mon., September 19 - Math: Cumulative Test 2
Mon., September 19 - Social Studies: Ch. 6, Lesson 1 Quiz
Tues., September 20 - Vocabulary Quiz on "Number the Stars" ch. 3-4
Tues., September 20 - Bible: Noah Posters Due
Wed., September 21 - Language: Unit 1 Test on verbs
Fri., September 23 - Spelling Test, List 4 words
Fri., September 23 - Service Project forms due
Mon., September 26 - 2-Hour Delay, Teacher Professional Development
Mon., September 26 - Reading Comprehension Quiz on "Number the Stars" ch. 5-6
Tues., September 27 - Math: Cumulative Test 3
Fri., September 30 - Race for Education
Fri., September 30 - Permission slips for Cowan's Gap Field Trip due
Spelling - We will be learning words from List 4 - words with Long I and Long O. Our pretest is on Monday, September 19th, and the final test will be Friday, September 23rd. Students may receive a reduced list or extra "challenge" words based on the pretest results. The List 4 words are on www.spellingcity.com for students to practice.
Language - We will finish our unit on verbs, and review for our Unit 1 Language test, which will be on Wednesday, September 21st.
Reading - Students have a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, September 20th for Ch. 3-4 words in Number the Stars. (I moved this quiz to Tuesday, as we have a S.S. quiz and Math test on Monday). They may practice the vocabulary words using Quizlet.com (or the Quizlet app). We will begin reading Chapters 5-6 in our book, Number the Stars. There will be a reading comprehension quiz on Monday, September 26th, for Ch. 5-6 (pages 39-59).
Math - We have a Cumulative Math Test on Monday, September 19th. This will cover material from lessons 6-10. We will then focus on word problems about separating and begin multiplication this week. We will be using our knowledge of multiplication facts. If your child does not have these firmly memorized (3 seconds or less to recall the answer), I suggest that you invest in a deck of multiplication flash cards for reviewing at home. Students are timed in class (but not graded), attempting to complete 40 multiplication problems in no more than 2 minutes. Our next math test will be on Tuesday, September 27th. Tests will continue to be every 5 lessons.
Social Studies - Students have a quiz on Chapter 6, Lesson 1 on Monday, September 19th. Then we will begin learning about the Conquistadors and Spanish Explorers in Chapter 6, Lesson 2. We will be making Conquistador Trading Cards, and students will try to collect them all!
Science - Students will use educreations to create and present their research about insects.
Race for Education
Students are encouraged to wear Shalom shirts for their Race for Education event. Any Shalom t-shirt (this could be "gold rush" t-shirt from past years, a gym shirt, a camp shirt, elementary soccer jersey, warm up shirt, YBA t-shirt, etc.) If your student does not have a Shalom t- shirt, please contact the school office and we can see that you get one.
Students wear pants such as *jeans, capri pants, fingertip length shorts, or wind pants. No sandals.
*Please note: Jeans may not have holes or frays. “Skinny” jeans are not acceptable.
Please have your student bring a water bottle with his/her name on it. We will provide water for refills. Students who are absent that day will be able to run at a later date.