5TH GRADE NEWS

April 15th - 19th

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, 4/17 -- Class Pictures

Friday, 4/19 -- House Huddle @ 7:40 AM

Thursday, 4/25 -- House Competition - Wear crazy socks!

Wednesday, 5/1 - Friday, 5/10 -- Georgia Milestones

Friday, 5/17 -- Field Day

Tuesday, 5/21 -- Exhibition Presentations @ 8:00-10:00 AM in GYM

Wednesday, 5/22 - 5th Grade Graduation @ 5:30 PM at North Atlanta High School

Friday, 5/24 -- 5th Grade Luau & LAST DAY!

ASSESSMENTS

Tuesday, 4/16 -- STAR Reading

Friday, 4/26 -- Social Studies: Civil Rights & Amendments Quiz

Wednesday, 5/1 -- Georgia Milestones: ELA Section 1

Thursday, 5/2 -- Georgia Milestones: ELA Section 2

Monday, 5/6 -- Georgia Milestones: Math Section 1

Tuesday, 5/7 -- Georgia Milestones: Math Section 2

Thursday, 5/9 -- Georgia Milestones: Science

Friday, 5/10 -- Georgia Milestones: Social Studies

Wednesday, 5/15 -- Reading: Comprehension Test

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

Reading

5RL9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.


Writing

5W1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.


Grammar

5L3b: Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.


Social Studies

5H6b: Explain the key events and people of the Civil Rights movement: Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

5H6c: Describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

5CG2a: Explain the amendment process outlined in the Constitution.

5CG2b: Describe the purpose for the amendment process.

5CG3a: Explain how voting rights are protected by the 15th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th amendments.

TUTORING

Tutoring will be offered after school on Wednesday from 2:45-3:30. Please let Mrs. Akin know if your child plans to attend. Students can be picked up on the side of the school, where carpool normally is.

IB EXHIBITION

Students should be working with their teammates to develop and complete the action portion of their exhibition projects by Friday, April 19th. If students need additional time to complete their action, they should speak with Mrs. Akin or Ms. France ASAP.

GEORGIA MILESTONES

We will be reviewing strategies and key terms in class as the Georgia Milestones Assessment draws nearer. Attached you will find key terms for Social Studies. Students can use these notes to prepare for the GMAS at home. Some students may want to create their own Quizlet, while others may prefer making note cards. Students can choose to study using whichever method works best for them.

OPINION ESSAY

Students in Mrs. Akin's homeroom have been working on a persuasive writing piece over the past month during Writer's Workshop. Each student has their own writing topic, but all essays will be scored with the same rubric, which can be found on Google Classroom. The final draft of this essay is due this Friday, April 19th. All essays should be submitted on Google Classroom.

CIVIL RIGHTS & AMENDMENTS

Study guides are attached below.

FRENCH


Bonjour!


We are hosting the annual Foreign Language Spoken Contest this year at Jackson Primary Campus on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30-12:00. We urgently need your students' help as Ambassadors during the contest. The Ambassadors are responsible, helpful 5th graders who are willing to help us greet, usher and work the registration desk. The ambassadors will escort groups of contestants to and from their competition locations (classrooms) and greet students from different schools and their parents, provide information about locations around the school ( registration desk, bathrooms, languages and such) If your student is available to help with the logistics of the contest and meet new friends we would love you to register them on the following form. If they have siblings ( older ones ) who would like to help out please register them too. Regards and Merci!!! Each volunteering ambassador will receive a French treat bag from Mesdames Cira and Herndon.


Patricia and Stephanie (Foreign Language Department)


PS. We will be making oversized FLES posters to display around the school during the contest to make it colorful and internationally global. If your student would like to participate in creating those banners and posters please contact Mme Cira to volunteer. Merci!!!


To register please click here: FLES Student Ambassador 2019 Registration Form