5th Grade

What we are doing the week of December 9-13, 2019
*We always appreciate donated tissues and hand sanitizer.  The students go through them quickly!

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 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 review for their Latin root test on Tuesday and review figurative language.  Thursday is their root test.  I set up a Quizlet link for them which is https://quizlet.com/462349374/latin-root-2-flash-cards/ .  On Friday we will self-assess our on-demand writings and summarize what we visually observe.  

*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 taking the Winter MAPS test on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday we will be taking our field trip to the Cincinnati Children’s Theatre to see A Charlie Brown Christmas to help students visualize our drama unit. The bus will be leaving at 8:30 and we will return to school around 11:30. Students should pack a lunch, which will be eaten in homeroom classrooms, as we will be back to school after our lunch time.  

This week’s homework will be “Thomas Jefferson and the Big Cheese.” 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.

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

Math with Mrs. Heinrichs
Coming soon!

In Science, we will have a planet facts quiz on Friday. Here’s the quizlet link. https://quizlet.com/15957414/planet-facts-flash-cards/ We will have our Unit Test the following Wednesday. I will give them a study guide this week. 

Social Studies
In social studies this week our students will learn how information and technology from Asia influenced Europeans to seek faster sea routes instead of land routes to trade these items.  Students will learn how this encouraged the exploration of the Americas by various European explorers. 

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