Room 118 Messenger
Mrs. Thomas' Fifth Grade
Dates to Remember:
September 12: K-2 Grandparents Day
September 13: Grades 3-5 Grandparents Day
September 23: Beehive Store (10:40-11:00)
September 26: Open House (5:30-6:30)
September 29: Health Fair
September 30: Friday Friends and First Leadership Assembly (9:25-9:55)
October 4: Art Museum Field Trip (9:30-10:30)
October 14: Beehive (10:40-11:00)
Website of the Week:
Our Learning Goals
Word Study: The students have been practicing our word study procedures and routines. Mrs. Thomas has graded the beginning of year assessment that all the students took to place them into groups. Each group will receive words that meet individual needs based on the assessment. Each week, students are given a new set of words that they should be studying. They will also receive a Word Study Menu of projects to complete that will help them study their words. The post test is on Friday each week.
Reading: The students have been working hard learning about different ways readers respond. We have been practicing the various IDR Response symbols (predictions, inferences, connections, vocabulary, etc.) while reading our teacher read aloud book. The students will also begin their first book in reading groups this week! Students will receive assignments several times a week that will need to be worked on inside and outside of class. In addition to reading groups, students are expected to complete at least 20 minutes and 2 units a day on Lexia (online adaptive learning tool).
Writing: We are currently in our "Writing Community" unit. Throughout this unit, students will learn the many reasons people write. They will also learn about special writing techniques that authors use to draw the attention of readers. The students will have the opportunity to try these techniques as they learn about them in the coming weeks.
The Leader in Me
Mrs. Kim Thomas