MVCA 5th Grade Newsletter

Week of November 10th through November 14th

Mark Your Calendar

  1. November 10, 2014 - Study Island pathways due at 4:00 p.m. - Interjections, Introducing and Closing topics, and Problem Solving with Fractions
  2. November 11, 2014 - Writing Class Connect Required for all students - Narrative Writing and Organization
  3. November 12, 2014 -Science - Severe Weather and Gathering Data
  4. November 13, 2014 - Fun Thursday - To be invited you must have completed 10 questions all SI Pathways in Math and Reading that been assigned and due by 11/10/14.
  5. November 19, 2014 - Critical Skills Assignment on Due on Study Island.

Pacing Guide

Reminder: This area is a pacing guide only. It is based upon 5th grade curriculum for students that were with the school from the first day of school this year. This pacing guide is to be used to check on progress only. It is only intended as a guide and not a requirement. The information for this guide is for Friday November 14th, 2014.

  1. Math Plus Yellow: Unit 4 Lesson 9: (Optional) Your Choice
  2. Language Arts Yellow Vocabulary: Unit 5 Lesson 6: Practice Word Set 5 (B)
  3. Language Skills 5 Composition: Unit 4 Lesson 1: What is Writing to a Prompt?
  4. Language Skills 5 GUM: Unit 4 Lesson 6: Reviewing Pronouns (Optional)
  5. Literature 5: Unit 8 Lesson 1: Story of Ruth
  6. Spelling 5: Unit 12 Lesson 1
  7. Science 5: Unit 3 Lesson 6: Fronts and Forcasts
  8. American History A: Unit 5 Lesson 8: The shot heard around the world.

Upcoming Assignments

Due November 10, 2014 - Interjections, Introducing and Closing Topics, and Comparing Decimals
Due November 17, 2014 - Summarizing Texts, and Prepositions
Due November 19, 2014 - Critical Skills Writing Assignment on Study Island

Upcoming Outings

Next Outing hosted by 5th Grade Teachers: 5th Grade Bronner’s in Frankenmuth on 12/8/14 @ 10:30 – 12:30

To sign up or check for more outings go to:

Class Connect Sessions for the week of 11/3/14 to 11/7/14

•Monday: All Students

–11:00 a.m. Homeroom - (Except Mrs. Dugan's class) Look for recording on Tuesday.

–4:00 p.m. Study Island Due (No Class Connect)

•Tuesday - By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – Fluency (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math – Number Lines (Required if invited)

–1:30 p.m. Writing – Unit 6 Critical Skills Assignment/Organization Skills (Whole Group)

•Wednesday: By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – Structures of Text (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions on a Number Line (Required if invited)

-1:30 p.m. Severe Weather and Gathering Data.

•Thursday: By Invitation and All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading – Structures of Text (Required if invited)

–11:00 a.m. Math - Add and Subtract Fractions on a Number Line (Required if invited)

–1:30 p.m. Fun Thursday (All Students that have completed All of their Math and Reading pathways that were assigned and due by Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. )

•Friday: None

Letter from the 5th Grade Teachers

Dear 5th Grade Students and Families,

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Welcome back Mrs. Glassner from her maternity leave!

A reminder to families is that Science and History classes are not required, but are highly recommended that you attend. Even if you do not attend the Science class connects, the Science Pathways are required and should be done the same week that the Science Lesson is held.

  • Remember for Study Island; Complete = 10 questions done. (Anything less than 10 does not count.) This is true for all Pathways in Science, Math, and Reading.

Reminder two, is that our Critical Skills Assignment is due 11/19/14. This is a requirement for all students, and is in your coursework. This will be a part of your grade and could significantly affect your grades in the grade book if not completed. Please take your time and do your best work!

If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher!

Thank you,

Mrs. Dugan, Mrs. Fenstermacher, Mrs. Glassner, Ms. Rippetoe, and Mrs. Robertson

MVCA Fifth Grade Teachers

Teacher Phone Extensions:
Mrs. Dugan 3063
Mrs. Fenstermacher 3005
Mrs. Glassner 3006
Ms. Rippetoe 3015
Mrs. Robertson 3065