5th Grade

What we are doing the week of March 12 - 16,  2018
*Due to the colder weather upon us, students will not be permitted outside
  for physical activity time without a winter jacket and pants.  Hoodies do not
  suffice for a winter coat.  Thank you for your understanding!
* We have a Kleenex shortage.  If you can send some in, we would  
   appreciate it.  
* Field trip to the Cathedral and Cincinnati Art Museum on March 28th.  The form and $3.00 bus fare are due by March 20th. 

Students will complete their journal entry on Monday and share.  We will also take our spelling pretest on Monday.  We will compete our DEUILI warm-ups and complete our DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) activity, which focuses parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and various language mechanics.  We will complete our Latin roots FORM, FORT, FRACT, and JECT and review for Thursday's test.  Students will complete a "passage based on-demand" this week, in preparation for KPrep testing.

Spelling words
Everybody words:  million, minute, mischief, neighbor, neither
A words:  about, also, better, born, bring
B words:  match, money, morning, never, party
C words:  crown, crumb, dance, dirt, dishes
D words:  copies, cottage, cream, cucumber, curious
E words:  darkness, decorate, delicious, deserve, disapprove
F words:  conversation, cooperate, costume, counselor, coupon
G words:  captive, caribou, cashier, caterpillar, catalog

This week we will be writing simple expressions in numerical and word form. We will also be working with Mrs. Clancy on Friday to learn strategies for answering word problems in math.

Social Studies 
In social studies we will begin our early American colonies unit by first learning why our first European ancestors left Europe for new opportunities.  This will help us transition into the American Revolution unit later in the month.

In science, we are doing test corrections and then beginning our next unit…Plants and Ecosystems. We will begin with plants. Here’s a link to the vocabulary quizlet: https://quizlet.com/77123415/plants-flash-cards/. The quiz for this vocab will be next Thursday 3/22.

This week in reading we will finish presenting book projects. On Tuesday, students will be going to the library to preview the upcoming Book Fair, and to begin looking for books for the next book project. The next book project will be due Monday, May 21st. Students will also continue reading our class novel, Letters From Rifka,  and will create and answer extended responses about the book. The next vocab quiz will be this Friday, March 16th. The words and Quizlet link can be found below.


Vocabulary words: etched, coil, husky, jabbering, sterilize, davening, unruly, democratic, assure, monstrous, retched, detaining

              Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_4jooxe

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