5TH GRADE NEWS

MAY 14TH - 18TH

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 5/17 -- Greek & Latin Root Superhero Day

Friday, 5/18 -- Field Day @ 8:30-11:00

Monday, 5/21 -- Are You Smarter than a Jackson Jaguar? @ 10:00

Monday, 5/21 -- End of Year Celebration Movie: Coco @12:30

Wednesday, 5/23 -- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at NAHS @ 5:30

Thursday, 5/24 -- End of Year Class Party & Awards @ 11:15 (Mrs. Akin's Homeroom)

Thursday, 5/24 -- Volleyball Game: Staff vs. 5th Grade Students @ 1:00

Friday, 5/25 -- 5th Grade Luau @ 8:30-12:30 & Walk the Halls @ 2:15

ASSESSMENTS

Monday, 5/14 -- Reading Test

Wednesday, 5/16 -- Social Studies Quiz

Wednesday, 5/16 -- Science: Genetics Test

READING TEST

The final reading test on Monday, 5/14 will assess both literary and informational standards from this school year. Students are encouraged to review their notes (main idea, point of view, author's purpose, text structure, poetry, etc.) in their reading journals when preparing for this test.

SOCIAL STUDIES QUIZ

The Social Studies Quiz is on Wednesday, 5/16. The study guide is attached below.

GREEK AND LATIN ROOT SUPERHERO PROJECT

See the attachment below for details. This project is due on Thursday, 5/17. Be CREATIVE, students!

VIDEO ORDERS

Order forms for the 5th Grade Video - JACKSON “THROUGH THE YEARS” - were sent home two weeks ago in Tuesday folders. A professional video with photos highlighting the students' years at Jackson will be shown during the end-of-year events planned for our 5th graders. This video is available for purchase, along with a video of the 5th grade musical, The Little Mermaid.


These videos are available for $20 each or $30 for both.


We will be mailing completed copies out in June with bonus footage that includes the special end-of-year events that occur during the month of May. Please return your order form, payment and the enclosed self-addressed envelope by Friday, May 18th. You can pay by check, cash or online at the school store.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Warren T. Jackson 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm at North Atlanta High School, located at 4111 Northside Parkway NW. The ceremony will be held in the gymnasium and should last approximately one hour, with a short reception and very light refreshments immediately following. Girls are asked to wear summer dresses (of any color) and the boys are asked to wear coat and tie. You will be receiving more details prior to the ceremony. We are excited to celebrate our 5th grade Jaguars and all of their hard work!

OPINION ESSAY SCORES

With all the business from the Georgia Milestones and Exhibition, your child may not have gotten the chance to review his/her score on the last opinion essay. Please remind your child to go onto Google Classroom to review comments and constructive feedback. The score is also posted on Google Classroom. Let me know if you have any questions.


Scoring

7 = 100%

6 = 95%

5 = 90%

4 = 85%

3 = 80%

2 = 75%

1 = 70%

0 = 65%

ONLINE ASSESSMENT SCORES

This week, students will take the reading test and social studies quiz via Google Forms. After students have submitted their test or quiz, they will receive their score back immediately. They will also receive feedback on which questions they missed. So, these assignments will not come home in the communication folder. If you have specific questions or would like me to print a copy of your child's assessment, please email me and I'll be happy to do so.

FIELD DAY

Field Day is just around the corner. Mrs. Akin's homeroom should wear ORANGE, while Mrs. Schirmer's homeroom should wear GREEN. Get ready for a fun-filled day!

EXHIBITION FEEDBACK

Parents, please complete this Google Form regarding Exhibition. We would love positive and constructive feedback so that we can improve the experience for future students and families.