5th Grade News

Week of January 5-8


Welcome to Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Waggoner's Weekly Newsletter! Here, you will find our learning targets for the week, along with upcoming events/reminders.

Learning Targets

Reading and Social Studies

This week, we will begin to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. Also, we will discuss how the narrator's or character's point of view can influence how events are described. This week, students will begin to choose a biography to read this month. We will use this in our whole group and small group reading lessons throughout this month. Biographies will also be used in Social Studies as we work on multiple-tier timelines.

A.R. Requirement for the 3rd quarter: Students must read 3 books on his/her level with an 80% accuracy on the Accelerated Reader Quiz. ONE of the books must be NON-FICTION and TWO of the books must be FICTION. Of course, students are encouraged to read more than this; however, this is the minimum requirement. Completed A.R. tests are due Monday, March 7th.

Achieve 3000 - There won't be any homework articles this week. Two articles will be completed in class.

Writing - This quarter, we will be working on writing informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Some of this will be done during ELA/SS class.

Math - This week will be a review of fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will also be working on real-world word problems.

PLEASE, encourage your children to practice their math facts EVERY DAY. Even if it is only for a few minutes. Also, MobyMax login and password information can be found in your child's B.E.E. Binder for their required 15 minutes nightly (or 60 minutes/week).

Science - This week we will be extending ecosystems as we work on reviewing cycles of ecosystems.

Upcoming Events

January 5 - Report Cards Posted

January 5-8 United Way Drive

Tuesday- Star/Galaxy Day

Wednesday- Loot Day

Thursday- Comfy Day

Friday - Star/Galaxy Day

January 7 - 6:30pm PTA Meeting

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Mrs. Riddle

Mrs. Riddle teaches English Language Arts, Socials Studies and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.

Mrs. Waggoner

Mrs. Waggoner teaches Math, Science and Writing to the 5th grade students on the Riddle/Waggoner team.