Barry 5th Grade Team Orange
Friday, February 26th
- Wednesday 3-3: Mayor Lucas visiting Barry - Performance by the Barry Step Team
- Wednesday 3-10: PLC (Early Release @ 12:50)
- Monday 3-15 ~ Friday 3-19: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
Supplies were NOT collected this year due to COVID-19 and have been stored in their lockers. Some students have gone through their supplies faster than others and may need to replace items.
What's Happening in 5th Grade?
In reading, we just took our test over our compare and contrast unit. Students will receive the graded test at the beginning of next week. For our next unit, we will be looking working on finding the main idea of a text.
We will also be reviewing Figurative Language that was taught during the first semester. Students will have a chance to retake that test and improve their previous grades.
In writing, we are finishing up our persuasive pieces! Students have chosen a topic and taken a stance on that topic. We are working on using research to create STAR ideas and supporting details to convince our audience.
Our class will take their weekly spelling test every Friday. Please help your child study for this test each night. The weekly list and activity ideas will be sent home via email at the beginning of each week.
Students have a nightly requirement of reading for 30 minutes and completing their reading log. Reading consistently is important to your child's success in school. Please help them to be responsible and take the time needed to complete this homework expectation.
During this unit, we will study important people such as Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, and Sacagawea. We will look at the various trails (Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, California Trail, etc.) that people used to go west. We will also research Manifest Destiny, Trail of Tears, The Gold Rush, and SO MUCH MORE!
AR goals are set based on STAR scores and student reading levels. Points can be earned by reading "Just Right" books and taking AR comprehension quizzes. Visit AR Book Find to check the reading level of a book, see how many AR points it is worth, and find recommendations at your child's reading level.