5TH GRADE NEWS

January 22 - 26

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, 1/23 -- 4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee @ 9:00

Wednesday, 1/31 -- Sutton Middle School Visit

Wednesday, 2/7 - Friday, 2/9 -- Jekyll Island Field Trip

Wednesday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Party @ 9:00-9:45

Monday, 2/19 - Friday, 2/23 -- Winter Break (No School)

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, 1/26 - Math: Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Friday, 2/2 - Reading: Comprehension Test

Monday, 2/5 - SS: Great Depression Test

Thursday, 2/15 - ELA: Commas Test

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

READING: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, and beauty of a text

GRAMMAR: Commas

WRITING: Opinion Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES: The Dust Bowl & The New Deal

MATH: Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

SCIENCE: States of Matter, Physical and Chemical Changes, and Metric System

TUTORING

WEDNESDAY - MATH

This tutoring session will take place during lunch and is open to ALL students.


THURSDAY - WRITING

This tutoring session will take place during lunch and is open to ALL students.

CHILD PROTECTION UNIT

Our Child Protection Unit will begin this week. These lessons will be taught once a week for the next six weeks by your child's homeroom teacher. For more information, read the attached letter.

IB EXHIBITION

IB Exhibition is an extended, collaborative project where students conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems.


A few weeks ago, students brainstormed issues they feel passionate about. Some of those topics included, racial equality, immigration, homelessness, water pollution, animal endangerment, & cyber bullying. Based on students' interests across 5th grade, our theme for this year is "Sharing the Planet".


This Monday, students will be given a folder with the Exhibition timeline as well as other necessary information. Each student will list his/her top three choices. By the end of this week, students will be placed into groups of three or four. Next week, students will begin creating their key concept questions, and research will begin the first week of February. Of course, all of this information and more can be found in students' folders.