MVCA 5th Grade Newsletter

For the Week of December 15 through December 19

MVCA 5th Grade Teachers

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

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, December 15, 2014 - Study Island Due at 4:00 p.m. - Drawing Inferences, Figurative Language, Precise Language
Monday, December 15, 2014 - Homeroom
Tuesday - Thursday December 16-18 - Math, Reading, And Writing Class Connects as normal.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Fun Thursday Class Connect at 1:30. Come see the crazy things that your teachers are doing! (To be invited make sure you are up to date on all of your Study Island Pathways by Monday at 4:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 15, 2014 - Last Day Before Winter Break! See you in 2015!

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 21st, 2014.

  1. Math Plus Yellow: Unit 6 Lesson 6: Multiply and Divide Decimals
  2. Language Arts Yellow Vocabulary: Unit 7 Lesson 4: Introduce Word Set 7 (B)
  3. Language Skills 5 Composition: Unit 5 Lesson 5: Drafting: Writing the Body
  4. Language Skills 5 GUM: Unit 6 Lesson 5: Recognizing Verb Phrases in questions & Negative Sentences
  5. Literature 5: Unit 10 Lesson 5: The Legend of Sleep Hollow; Session 2
  6. Spelling 5: Unit 16 Lesson 3:
  7. Science 5: Unit 4 Lesson 7: Gravity and Motion Between Planets and Beyond
  8. American History A: Unit 7 Lesson 7: Ratification!

Upcoming Assignments

Due December 15, 2014 - Study Island Pathways: Drawing Inferences, Figurative Language, Precise Language
Due January 5, 2015 - Study Island Pathways: Paraphrasing and Taking Notes, Events, Ideas, and Concepts, and Add and Subtract Decimals (3 pathways total; 2 ELA, 1 Math)
Due January 12, 2015 - Study Island Pathways: Context Clues and Multiply and Divide Decimals

Upcoming Outings

To sign up or check for outings go to:

Next Outing hosted by 5th Grade Teachers: 5th Grade Outing to Michigan Museum and Capitol in Lansing, MI- March 20, 2015 from 12:30 to 3:30

Class Connect Sessions for the week of 12/15/14 to 12/19/14

•Monday: All Students

–11:00 a.m. Homeroom (All Students)

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

•Tuesday - All Students

–9:00 a.m. Reading - Power Standards

–11:00 a.m. Math – Power Standards

–1:30 p.m. Writing – Voice


- (Times vary) Reading and Math Power Standards - Based on need
- (Times vary) Reading and Math NWEA RIT Bands - Based on need
- 1:30 p.m. Science


- (Times vary) Reading and Math Power Standards - Based on need
- (Times vary) Reading and Math NWEA RIT Bands - Based on need

–1:30 p.m. Fun Thursday - Invited if all of your pathways are up to date in Study Island by 4:00 p.m. Monday

•Friday: None

Letter From the 5th Grade Teachers

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We were excited to meet so many of you at Bronner's and Barnes and Noble last week! We are always so excited to have faces with the names we see so frequently! Thank you for taking the time to travel and meet with us.

FYI...For the students that have been given accounts in RAZ Kids, you are able to access those accounts through the Kindle. Remember to log in and use your accounts!

We are getting close to winter break next week. Remember if you are behind in OLS, or Study Island, use this time to catch up on some of those lessons!

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

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