5th Grade Chalk Talk Newsletter

5th grade- 9/20-9/24

Lunch Schedule

Lunch: 12:05-12:25

Recess 12:25-12:45

Specials Schedule

Learning Focus

Reading- Colonization (13 colonies)

Skill(s): Middle Colonies

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Theme
  • Main Idea and Details- Annotating Skills (RACE)
  • Comprehension
  • Sequencing



  • Paragraph Writing (Topic Sentence, Details and Closing Sentence)
  • Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences
  • Friendly Letter

Math: Chapter 2- Fractions, Decimals and Percents


  • 2.7 Estimating Percents
  • 2.8 Percent Word Problems
  • Chapter 2 Test


  • Spelling List 8: Will be dictated on Monday and Tuesday
  • HW will be sent home for practice.
  • Phonograms: OPR and WPR, Friday test
  • Handwriting Focus: letter formation, size and utilizing baseline, midpoint and top-line. Handwriting will be assessed Friday.

  • Spelling Test for List 8 will be Wednesday, Sept.22nd
  • Spelling List 9

  • *Quizlet.com is a useful tool to help students study for the Greek/Latin Root vocabulary tests each Friday! Search the ‘root’ and students can study with a variety of online games and activities!

    Social Studies- Colonization (13 Colonies)

    Skill(s): Middle Colonies

    • Compare and Contrast
    • Summarization and Reflection
    • Comprehension
    • Opinion writing
    • Primary and Secondary Sources


    • Mixtures, Heterogeneous, Homogeneous and Solutions
    • Suspension
    • Chemical and Physical Reactions

    STEM Needs Items: