Mrs. Guy's Weekly Update

5th Grade ELA Happenings

October 17-21

Character Counts Week is this week!!!!

Please view the list of activities on the right.

We will wear GREEN on Thursday!

We will also complete the essay as a class assignment this week too!

Weekly Events

Monday -

Tuesday -


Wednesday -


Thursday -

Friday - Pop sicles sold for $0.50 each (benefits breast cancer awareness)

Storybird

We will be using storybird.com as an online writing portfolio. Your student created an account in class on Monday. Parents are able to sign into this program and see published creations. Your child brought home the log in information in their take home folder on Monday as well.

Homework Assignments (All Groups)

ELA homework packet #8 and signed reading log (pictured on the right) due Friday.

Spelling Test #8 is on Friday. (final schwa or unstressed vowel)

Independent biography project due October 21st. On Tuesday and Thursday this week, students will have a center to work on this in class.

Study Island Text Structure for Informational Texts, Task, Purpose, and Audience, and Synonyms and Antonyms are due October 28th. Students need to answer at least 10 questions per topic and earn a blue ribbon. There will be one Study Island grade per nine weeks. This will be an average of all scores. If students are behind in completing these, I will be asking them to stay in at recess to complete these assignments.

In Class Assignments (All Groups)

This week students will be asked to complete Reading Response journal #5 by Friday. This is written about their current independent reading book, so that book needs to come to school everyday. I have included the rubric used to grade the responses.

Students will also be practicing the weekly spelling pattern (final schwa or unstressed vowel), continue working on identifying informational text structure, and mastering finding main idea and supporting details in informational texts.

We will continue our focus on informational texts and summarizing those texts with guided and independent work.

Gold Group will have a quiz on Verbs Tuesday, October 18th.

ALL GROUPS HAVE A BIOGRAPHY PROJECT DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST.

Top Blue Ribbons Earners!

As of 10/14/16


Levi D.

Tyler D.

Carol F.

Gage H.

Audriana M.

Aedan N.

Allie P.

Rudra P.

Kayla P.

Connor R.


Great job! Keep up the hard work!