5th Grade

What we are doing the week of January 13-17, 2020
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!

REMIND Sign up Info 
If you have not signed up for our team Remind texts, please do so! All of the 5th grade teachers will be using the same account to keep you abreast of what is happening in our rooms. You can choose to have it sent to your email, as well. Here is the link:  https://www.remind.com/join/wv5thgrade . We also send a weekly email so please double check that your current email address is on file in Infinite Campus. Along with the email, we post the newsletter on the 5th Grade Webpage.

 Writing with Ms. McNeil (planner/agenda book says "Language Arts")

*This week, we will write our creative journal entry on Monday and share it.  Students will write a NARRATIVE as their on-demand this week.  It will be a passaged-based, 90 minute assessment that we will work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  We will sing "Shake and Learn" to review the 8 parts of speech and review our spelling/vocabulary list every day to prepare for our summative assessment on Friday.
  
Spelling/vocabulary
*We will continue studying a spelling/vocabulary list this week, and the test will be on Friday, January 17th.  The words are:  there, their, they're, your, you're, form, saunter, escalate, discombobulated, and irksome.  We will be defining, writing, and applying the meanings of the words throughout the week.  Please have your child study and practice at home as well.  The Quizlet link to study is: https://quizlet.com/_7soyrw?x=1qqt&i=2fdrsa

*Work ethic grades are earned by the level of completion, neatness, effort, and correctness.  If a student does not receive a 100 on a work ethic assignment, he/she is encouraged to read the comments  that I write on the paper, complete the assignment as directed, and turn the assignment back in to be regraded.  Journals and writings are assessed on the amount of critical and creative thinking, the details and feelings included, and the use of effective vocabulary, transitions, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling.  When a student receives a "1" on their writing, that is equivalent to "novice" and will be a 69 (or below) in the gradebook.  A "2" is equivalent to a  "apprentice" and a "C", a "3" is "proficient" and a "B", and a "4" is "distinguished" and equivalent to an "A".  

*This year in writing we focus on letters, articles, and narratives.  We will improve our vocabulary and focus on writing complete, interesting sentences.  I will be encouraging students to use their "voice" in their writing, while including as much detail, feeling, and evidence as possible to back up their opinion or main idea.

Reading with Mrs. Schlimm
This week in reading class students will be reading Letters From Rifka, a story about a Jewish girl who is fleeing her home in Russia with her family in hopes of beginning a new life in America. We will also be discussing point of view, and how different perspectives can change a story. The quiz on point of view won’t be until Wednesday, January 29th, however I have already created a Quizlet if any student would like to begin studying the vocabulary.  

https://quizlet.com/_63kk5q?x=1jqt&i=12r67i


This week’s homework will be “Kids in the Gold Fields.” Homework is assigned on Monday and due Friday, however late work is always excepted, but points will be taken off. Extra copies of homework are in the absent folder in the front of the classroom, or homework can also be found on Google Classroom.

Help our classroom earn FREE books! When you place a Scholastic Book order, our class gets points to be used towards free books! Students will be given a brochure with books, or you can browse books at scholastic.com/bookclubs. If you do not already have an account you can create one for free. Connect your account with our class by entering the class code TJQDZ.

Follow Mrs. Schlimm on Twitter to see what is happening in our 5th grade reading classroom! @WV_MrsSchlimm

Math with Mrs. Heinrichs
This week we will be learning to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

Science
In Science, we will be learning about the atmosphere as part of our Earth’s Systems Unit. We will not have a quiz this week, but will be having one next week on Thursday over the Hydrosphere. Here’s a link to the vocabulary quizlet: https://quizlet.com/1880440/hydrosphere-water-cycle-flash-cards/

Social Studies
This week in social studies we’ll begin researching for our 4H speech topic of famous early American historical figures.  The date will be Monday February 3rd not February 5th as was previously stated in last week’s newsletter.  Again, the students are encouraged to work on this at home but ample time should be available in class.  Any questions regarding it please feel free to email me.  No quizzes this week although we are preparing for one middle to late next week over our key term definitions for early American colonization.


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