CES 5th Grade Newsletter

May 16-20, 2016

Weekly Highlights

Reading: The Skunk Ladder

Comprehension Skill: literary elements-plot and character

Comprehension Strategy: background knowledge

Grammar: contractions and negatives

Spelling: multisyllabic words (see list below)

DIGITS: SchoolNet review

enVision: SchoolNet Review (Topic 8-Lessons 4 & 5, Topic 12, Topic 13, Topic 15, Topic 16)

Science: PLTW and ecosystems
Social Studies: review

Mark Your Calendars

May 16-20-SchoolNet Testing

May 18-Last day for AR testing

May 20-Field Day

May 23-5th Grade Skate Center Party @ 10am-2pm
May 24-Behavior Beach Party Blow Out

May 26-Last Day of School

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Selection Vocabulary

Please review the selection vocabulary words and definitions at home with your child. They are tested on them weekly.


abandoned-to be given up entirely

attempt-act of making an effort

bellow-to make a loud, deep noise

cavern-a large cave

feat-a great or unusual deed or act

immensely-very greatly

savage-not civilized

Spelling Words

Your child can practice their spelling words at http://spellingcity.com/hallspelling5

Challenge words are in bold.


elementary

vehicle

miniature

probability

opportunity

substitute

variety

literature

elevator

Pennsylvania

ravioli

cafeteria

mosaic

tuxedo

meteorite

fascination

cylinder

intermediate

centennial

curiosity

documentary

stegosaurus

pediatrician

mediocre

simultaneous