5th Grade

What we are doing the week of September 16-20, 2019
*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 develop a "stand alone" on-demand writing (2 pages in length on a given topic in 30 minutes).  On Wednesday, we will be  working on etymology, the study of word origins and the use of roots and affixes.  Students will be assigned their "DEUILI" (language/grammar skills) group on Thursday and practice language mechanics.  On Friday, we will write details about what we visually observe.  Throughout the week, we will sing "Shake and Learn" about nouns, verbs, 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 continue to read our class novel, Shiloh. While reading students will focus on the plot of the story and learn the parts of a plot diagram, while also working on reading comprehension. During workshop time on Tuesday and Wednesday students will be working in small groups at the following stations.

  • Teacher time- plot diagram practice
  • Review- Reading Eggs
  • Independent- Read In the Game in the September issue of Storyworks
  • Partner work

This week’s homework will be “How Big is a Foot?”  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
We will have our first math test on Wednesday this week. Study guides were sent home last week and are extra credit. Check out google classroom for some extra practice.

There will NOT be a regular homework assignment this week.

Science with Mrs. Angel
In science, we have a quiz this Thursday over the 2nd properties of matter foldable. Foldable due Tomorrow! Here’s the link to the quizlet https://quizlet.com/1163630/matter-2-flash-cards/

 Science camp is next Tuesday. If you are chaperoning, I will send a letter home with information on arrival time and a parking tag for your car on Friday. 

Social Studies with Mr. Parmley
In social studies this week we are nearing the end of our geography unit.  This week we’ll have a map quiz on Thursday the 19th over physical features in the US.  A blank map to practice on plus an answer sheet will be in their take home folders.  These need to stay at home, we have another copy in our journals to look at in class. 

 Next week after science camp we are looking at a test on Friday the 27th over all of the geography terms and concepts.  An answer sheet for this week go out this Thursday upon completion of the quiz.





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