5TH GRADE NEWS

January 14th - 18th

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 1/17 -- House Competition -- Wear your house colors

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

Friday, 1/18 -- Bingo Night @ 6:30-8:00 in Main Campus Gym

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

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

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

Friday, 2/1 -- House Competition -- Wear your favorite NFL t-shirt or jersey

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

Friday, 2/8 -- House Huddle @ 7:40-8:00 AM

Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party & House Competition -- Wear Red or Pink

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, 1/18 -- ELA: Figurative Language & Word Relationships Quiz (Metaphors, Similes, Idioms, Proverbs/Adages, Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homographs)

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RI8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point(s).


Writing

5W1a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose. (Opinion Writing)


Grammar

5L5c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.


Social Studies

SS5H4d: Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.

SS5H4b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.

TUTORING

Reading tutoring will be offered this Wednesday after school from 2:45-3:30. Students can be picked up on the side of the school, where carpool normally is.

GYM TIME

Beginning on January 15th, 5th grade students will report to the gym before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This time will be used for mental and physical exercises as well as some time for independent reading, so students should make sure they have a book in their backpacks. At 7:55, homeroom teachers will pick up students. At this time, students will unpack and get ready for the day. Please remind your child about Gym Time this week.

JEKYLL ISLAND TRIP

Students should arrive to Jackson no later than 5:15 AM on Wednesday, 1/23. We should return around 6:00 PM on Friday, 1/25.


I will send updates out on DOJO throughout the trip, and will also send out DOJO messages as we get closer to school on Friday in case we arrive earlier or later than expected.


Please do NOT allow students to bring cell phones or any other electronic devices. If any child needs to contact their parents due to sickness or injury, they can use my phone or another adult's. However, most students shouldn't need to contact their parents because they will be having a blast!


Please do NOT send your child on the Jekyll trip if he or she is sick, even if it's just a cold. As you can imagine, when 100+ students are in close proximity, it makes it much easier for illnesses to spread.


Last year we had many parents parked along the entrance way, which meant that buses could not enter. So, when picking up your children on Friday, please do NOT block the entrance. Instead, park in an allotted parking space.


Finally, please read through the packing list carefully to ensure your child has everything he or she needs to enjoy the trip.