5th Grade

What we are doing the week of October 7-11, 2019
*BEARCAT PRIDE DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019!  Kiddos should dress comfortably as
  they will be engaged in several physical activities.
*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.  On Tuesday, students will work with their DEUILI group to complete their language mechanics "warm-up", and they will analyze their first "passage based on-demand" prompt. On Wednesday, we will be working on etymology, the study of word origins and the use of roots and affixes, and the students will begin working on their next on-demand prompt.  Students will complete their narrative warm-up on Thursday and then finish writing their article.  Friday is Bearcat Pride Day, so we will be engaged in various physical activities!  We will sing Shake and Learn throughout the week to review parts of speech and the four types of sentences.  We are continuously learning about revising and editing skills, while using resources to improve spelling and vocabulary.    

*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.  

*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 finish reading our class novel, Shiloh and work on reading comprehension. Students will also be completing a large plot diagram with illustrations to review the book.

This week’s homework will be “Under the Big Top.”  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. ANY MISSING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR THE QUARTER NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY!

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 multiplying and dividing numbers by powers of 10.

There will be no Homework this week


Science with Mrs. Angel
In Science, we are wrapping up Properties of Matter and will have a unit test covering measurement and matter (majority is over Matter). Here is a link to the study guide that your child was given last week. http://wv.kyschools.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=37429525 . Please have them spend at least 30 minutes each night reviewing the study guide.

Social Studies with Mr. Parmley
In social studies this week we are transitioning into our Native American unit.  By Thursday we should have discussed different origin/migration theories.  After we return from fall break the students will learn about different cultural regions of Native Americans prior to European exploration of the Americas.  Each student will learn about and produce a digital project via Google Slides one specific tribe of their choosing.  We’ll be navigating through a website called Native-Languages.org to find primary resource information about our tribes.   






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