5TH GRADE NEWS

December 17-21

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, 12/21 -- Class Holiday Party @ 12:05-12:45 PM

Friday, 12/21 -- Last day of the semester

Monday, 1/7 -- School Resumes

Tuesday, 1/8 -- Report Cards Go Home

Friday, 1/11 -- School-Wide Spelling Bee @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Friday, 1/18 -- 5th Grade Fathers and Friends @ 7:30-7:55 AM

Monday, 1/21 -- MLK Jr. Day - No School

Wednesday, 1/23 - Friday, 1/25 -- Jekyll Island Trip

Saturday, 1/26 -- Hawks Night

Wednesday, 1/30 -- "They Came for Me" performed by the Georgia Assemble @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Friday, 2/1 - Monday, 2/11 -- Read-A-Thon

Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party

ASSESSMENTS

Tuesday, 12/18 -- Reading Quiz (5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 5RI2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.)

Wednesday, 12/19 -- Economics Quiz

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RI2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


Writing

5W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses(e.g., in contrast, especially).

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.


Grammar

5L4b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.


Social Studies

SS5E2 Describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.

SS5E3 Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.

TUTORING

No tutoring will be offered after school this Wednesday. However, any students who would like extra help are encouraged to see Mrs. Akin during homeroom on Monday or Tuesday of this week.

PRIVATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Parents, we are receiving several forms for private schools and we want to ensure that we are able to accurately articulate the information about your child. We all know that our students are more than test scores and that they are all unique individuals who all shine in different ways. Please take a moment to tell us more about your child beyond their scores by filling out the google form. While we know your child as a "student at Jackson", there are always aspects of their personalities we don't always see. All Private School applications are due by Jan 10th to allow time to complete. We will do our best to complete all applications received after Jan 10th by Feb 1st, but we cannot guarantee that the deadline will be met.

APS RACE 2 READ CHALLENGE

Select here to learn more.

SPELLING BEE

Congratulations, Max & Harrison on winning our class spelling bees. Max will represent Ms. France's homeroom, while Harrison will represent Mrs. Akin's homeroom in the school-wide spelling bee. Evan and Ava-Mirre, congratulations to the both of you for winning 2nd place. Each of you will serve as alternates. We are very proud of all four of you!

ECONOMICS MINI-UNIT

Students can use Quizlet to enhance their vocabulary and knowledge as we study economics. This is also posted on Google Classroom for students to easily access.

READING QUIZ

Students are encouraged to take home their reading journals this week to prepare for the reading quiz. The following notes should be reviewed: main idea, key details, summarizing, inferences, and quoting from the text.

HOUSE COMPETITION

LAST HOUSE COMPETITION OF 2018 - Show you care!

Black House: Donate picture books.
Yellow House: Donate chapter books.
Blue House: Create homemade or buy store bought cards for elderly people in nursing homes.
Silver House: Create homemade or buy store bought cards for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Donation can be dropped off in the front lobby from December 10-19.

WESTWARD EXPANSION ESSAYS

Over the last nine weeks, students have been gaining skills to enhance their informational writing. During this time, students have been working on informational essays about expansion in the United States. Students should submit their final drafts by this Wednesday, 12/19 on Google Classroom.