Anchor's Away in 5th Grade!
Ms. Strobl's 5th Grade
Week of January 23-27
Donuts for Dads
In the classroom...
We are also studying Main Idea and Supporting Details. When you get a chance, ask your child about the main idea of their AR book is.
In Writing for the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at writing prompts I-STEP style. We will be going over what a student paper with a score of 6 looks like and so forth. Then we will do a few practice prompts before I-STEP hits us in February.
The first of the new spelling tests was a little difficult last Friday. Remember to have you child study the vocabulary part and practice writing some sentences.
We have finished our unit on Explorers and tested today. Our next unit is Colonial America. Students were assigned a Colonial job to research today. The rubric and qualifications on this project can be found on Canvas.
So you thought the map tests were over?!? Mwah...ha...ha... We have two more to go... The first is the 13 original colonies. That map will come home this week. They will be tested on it Thursday. I think it is important to know where the colonies are that we are talking about. Also they need to see how different they looked then as compared to the states now. The 2nd map test will be over major water ways and mountain ranges in the U.S. That will not be for a couple of weeks though.
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