Fifth Grade News

Welcome to 5th Grade Cafe!


This week in writing we decorated our writer's notebooks and did an activity listing 50 things we love. The students used this to generate ideas and begin writing for the year. We also gave the students the narrative pre-assessment which is strictly used to show student growth throughout the unit.


In Math, we began setting up the routines for guided math. We practiced the hands-on, technology, and independent stations. This preparation will help guided math run smoothly and efficiently. The students also took the module 1 pre-assessment to show what they already know about place value. This assessment is not reflected in their trimester grade.


A large component of our reading workshop this year will be independent reading time. This allows for students to take the skills taught during our mini lesson and practice them on their own. We discussed this concept in great detail and created a chart outlining what the students and teacher should be doing during each part of the reading workshop. In order for our students to be successful, we have been practicing reading stamina. This is a skill that we will continue to practice.
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A Peek into Next Week

Writing: Next week we will be diving into our narrative unit. The students will focus on small moments and generate ideas for narrative stories.

Math: We will begin our first module by looking at the relationship between place values and the digits.

Reading: In reading we are going to continue practicing building stamina and applying the skills acquired during our mini-lessons while reading independently.

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Outdoor Education information and forms went home today in Friday folders to those families who could not make our meeting this past Thursday. Please be sure to begin reading through and filling out this important packet. The first forms are due on Monday, September 11th.

District Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.

5th Grade

Mrs. Brennan

Mrs. Strejcek