5th Grade

What we are doing the week of February 18-22, 2019
*We always appreciate donated tissues.  The students go through them quickly!

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Mrs. Schlimm


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We will have a student teacher in our writing class for the next couple of  weeks.  Her name is Hayley Downs, and she is from NKU.  We are so excited she is with us, and the children are enjoying having her in our classroom!  

On Monday, students will write their journal entry on the topic of their choice and share them, while also identifying subjects and predicates in our sentences.  Our spelling pretest #17 is Monday, practice work is due Wednesday,  and the final test is Friday.  We will complete our DGPs (Daily Grammar Practice sheets) which applies grammar mechanics skills.  We will also work in table groups on our DEUILI (bell ringer warmups) and our Latin roots.  Finally, we will develop our on-demand articles on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday we will be focusing on supporting details.  Friday is our spelling test and main idea/details writing.  Busy week!  We are in the groove!  :)

Spelling words
Everybody words: light, machine, many, measure, might
A words:  train, very, where, which, white
B words:  house, hurt, into, kitten, little
C words:  course, cover, crazy, cross, crowd
D words:  collect, comb, common, companies, cookies
E words: cruel, crystal, cupboard, curb, cushion
F words:  conversation, contain, consider, continue, control
G words:  burglary, cafeteria, calisthenics, camouflage, cancellation

In Science, we are learning about the layers of the earth and the rock cycle this week. The geosphere vocabulary foldable is due tomorrow. We will have a vocabulary quiz Thursday. Here’s a link to the quizlet https://quizlet.com/73385962/geosphere-vocabulary-flash-cards/. Be sure to check your student’s progress in their classes via Infinite Campus. Looking at the list of parent logins, I’m concerned that some of you are not able to get into Infinite Campus to view your student’s grades. If this is the case, please let the office know.



Social Studies

In social studies this week we are continuing our Native American unit – today the students will be observing a traditional Native American hoop dance via and comparing it to hip hop dance today.  We only have the laptops for Tuesday this week in which we’ll continue our Native American Google Slide project – hope to finish next week.   




We have a test on Tuesday 2/19. During the second half of the week we will be starting our next unit, adding and subtracting fractions.

This week in reading students will continue reading our class novel, Letters From Rifka.  While reading students will be looking for evidence of different character traits, and comparing the settings throughout the story, and we will be working on point of view as well. Students in cores 1 and 2 will continue to use the Read Assist program to work on reading fluency and comprehension.  Students will have a quiz of character traits and point of view on Friday, February 22. Students can use their reading notebooks to study or use the Quizlet link to study for the vocabulary portion of the quiz.




 Reading homework policy: Students will be given a homework assignment every Monday, and it is due on Friday. If a student finishes early he or she may turn it in at any time. Late assignments will be accepted, however students will lose a point each week the assignment is late. The title of this week’s homework assignment is “Mary and Her Little Lamb.”

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 atscholatic.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.

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