Fifth Grade Panda News

5th Grade Weekly Classroom Newsletter - January 16th

Fifth Grade's Curriculum Corner

MATH CENTER - MRS. OZKAN

Answer Keys for Georgia MIlestones Common Core Practice Books

Answer keys for Georgia MIlestones common core practice books are available. If you need them, please email me at kozkan@fsaelementary.org. Since answer keys are copyrighted materials, please don’t make the copies. You can barrow the answer key booklets and return to me as soon as you get the answers.

Study Island


I have some assignments on Study Island. Please make sure your child completes 30 questions on each assignment and demonstrates a mastery of 70% or more. Study Island MAP Learning Path will help your child to reach his/her goal.

Classes with students who finish 15 questions and demonstrate a mastery of 70% or more (blue ribbon on each lesson) in each lesson will be given a pizza party.


6th Grade Math

Next week, we will be wrapping up our unit. Study guide was handed out today and will be collected on Wednesday, 1/21. It is also available on FSA portal-class resources page and the answer key for the study guide will be posted on class resources on Tuesday,1/20. Our Unit 3 Test will take place on Thursday, January 22nd.


5th Grade Math

Next week, we will be wrapping up our unit. Study guide was handed out today and will be collected on Wednesday, 1/21. It is also available on FSA portal-class resources page and the answer key for the study guide will be posted on class resources on Tuesday,1/20. Our Chapter 5 Test will take place on Thursday, January 22nd.
Big image

READING CENTER - MS. HOLLEY

5th grade Reading classes:

Next week, we will be wrapping up our unit on making inferences. Students will be asked to create a comic strip using textual and picture inferences. All students will be provided with a rubric and directions. Students will switch with a partner to do peer reviews. This will be an in-class project, but might require some work at home. The comic strips are due on Friday, January 23. Students will present their comic to the class, and we will try and figure out the inference! Due to the short week, there will be no reading log due on Friday, but students should still be reading at least 20 minutes every night.


6th grade Reading classes:

Next week, we will be wrapping up our unit on making inferences. Students will be asked to create a comic strip using textual and picture inferences. All students will be provided with a rubric and directions. Students will switch with a partner to do peer reviews. This will be an in-class project, but might require some work at home. The comic strips are due on Friday, January 23. Students will present their comic to the class, and we will try and figure out the inference! Due to the short week, there will be no reading log due on Friday, but students should still be reading at least 20 minutes every night.


We will begin our next novel study in February. The next book that 5th grade students will be reading is "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The next book that 6th grade students will be reading is "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry" by Midlred D. Taylor.


Study Island

I have added assignments on Study Island for students to practice their reading skills. Please make sure your student demonstrates a mastery of 70% or more.


Class Resource Page
If your student is missing an assignment or needs to print off a lost one, please refer to the class resource page on the school's portal through the school website. http://fultonsunshine.org/
**For the interactive notebook, the file was too big; therefore, it will not open. If your student is missing a specific page, please let me know, and I will send a separate e-mail.


Developmental Reading Assessment

Throughout this semester, we have been using the Development Reading Assessments (DRA) in first period to help establish students' reading levels and to monitor reading progress throughout the year. For more information, you can visit http://www.wpcsd.k12.ny.us/Page/307


REMINDER:

January starts a new Scholastic Reading Club month! Because of the Winter Break, January 30 is the last day to send in any Scholastic book orders. Please use either exact cash or a check written out to Scholastic Reading Club.


The class code for ordering Scholastic books is : NF78L

Big image

ELA - MS. POUNCEY

Current News
For the week of January 5th through the 9th, we will be starting our expository writing unit. Wednesday, I will spend the class going over the basics of Expository essays and Thursday I will sending home the packets. These packets will have the timeline and due date expectations in them. Also, there will be no spelling words this week because of the shortened week.

Study Island
I have assignments on Study Island. Please make sure your child completes 30 questions on each assignment and demonstrates a mastery of 70% or more. If you are not able to access these assignments please email me ASAP.

Class Resource Page
If your student is missing an assignment or needs to print off a lost one, please refer to the class resource page on the school's portal through the school website. http://fultonsunshine.org/
I scan-in all of the assignments that I can and post them there. I have a list of the passwords and usernames for those of you that are struggling to access it. Please email me if you need it.

Home Access Center
If you would like to keep up with due dates for this unit, they are all posted a ready on Home Access Center. This will also be a great place to check for NHI's as well and absent work. I post all assignments at the beginning of each unit. I do my best to update grades as often as possible, but sometimes that is only once a week. I appreciate your patience!

Spelling Words
This week's spelling words are posted on Spelling City. Please see the link below under the "Spelling" sections for the link to the page. I update it every Monday, except for those times we have no school on Monday. I also send home definitions and packets for the students to work on for extra practice. These packets are due for a grade every Thursday before the quiz. Our Spelling Quizzes are held on every Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES CENTER - MRS. PIERCE

Next week we will be having our test over chapter 8 and 9 on Wednesday, January 21st and will move on to chapter 10 right after. Our upcoming unit will be talking about The Roaring Twenties after our economic boom and then The Great Depression. The students will also be covering economics during this unit.

I was really impressed with how well the students did on their past vocabulary quiz. I can't wait to see their projects. They have been given their guidelines this week (on Monday) and we went over examples as well as expectations in class. The project is due on Friday, January 30th.

Have a wonderful three day weekend!!

SCIENCE - MS. KARAKOYUN

Science Fair / Data Chart
Science Fair, Data Chart is due January 20, 2015.

TEST
Students are given a study guide on Thursday. I will put the answers on class resources on Tuesday. Chapter 4 Test is January 21, 2015.

Test will include,
*Static Electricity,
*Circuits,
*Conductors and Insulators.
*Electromagnets.

Electric House Project
Electric House Project is due January 23, 2015.Rubric for Electric House Project is on Class Resources. Each student will answer the following questions.
  1. Why are switches useful in a circuit?
  2. Name and describe the three parts of a circuit.
  3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of both series and parallel circuits.
  4. You have three light bulbs. All have the same brightness when lit. Explain how you can determine that they are connected in a series circuit by unscrewing one light bulb.
  5. You have three light bulbs. All have the same brightness when lit. Explain how you can determine that they are connected in a a parallel circuit by unscrewing one light bulb.
Big image

Volunteers Needed for Graduation Party!!!

Every year the parents of Fulton Sunshine Academy 5th grade parents sponsor and supervise a week full of activities for the graduating elementary seniors which provides SAFE AND FUN celebration for our students. It also represents the last time the students will be able to celebrate their friendships together as a group. Graduation Party has been an ongoing tradition for many years.

One of the goals is to make the event affordable so all students are able to attend. We need EVERYONE's HELP to make this event a success. We are asking a minimum donation of $35.

Volunteer opportunities are available or you can help by donating money. Please complete the flyer and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher ASAP.

If you have any questions, please contact your Grad Committee Chairpersons :

Prasanthi Karamched : prashanti28@yahoo.com
Pinki Patel : php72@comcast.net

Home Visit Program at FSAES

As part of FSAES Home Visit Program, teachers visit students and parents at their home.


Overall goal of home visit is to help strengthen relationships between parents, students and teachers and inform parents & students on how much they care.


We would LOVE to visit our students at home at your convenience.


If you would like to participate, please e-mail me at kozkan@fsaelementary.org or FSAES Home Visit Coordinator Ms. Mingus at amingus@fsaelementary.org.

Tutoring Reminders

Every week, subject teachers offer tutoring for students that need extra help. Here are a few reminders about tutoring:


-Students are invited by teachers as they see neccessary.


-If you feel your student needs extra practice with a specific topic, please e-mail the subject teacher. This way, when your student comes to tutoring, we will be prepared to help.


-Students need to have something to work on during tutoring, i.e. make-up work/test, missing homework


-If students consistently become too much of a distraction to other students, they will be sent to ASP.


-If students fail to comply, they will be removed from tutoring.


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to a great second semester!