5th Grade

What we are doing the week of December 11-15, 2017

*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!

Writing
Students will complete their journal entry on Monday and share.  Students will study the Latin root DUC/DUCT and review all parts of speech.  We will complete two DEUILI warm-ups, which help us learn language mechanics.  Spelling pretest Monday, practice work due Wednesday, and the test will be on Friday.  We will complete a Christmas "gift idea" letter to Santa, where we share ideas for making our world a better place.

Spelling words:
Everybody words:  eight, enough, eyes, father, fence
A words:  sled, sleep, stay, there, this
B words:  dinner, doctor, dorr, down, dresses
C words:  busy, butter, cage, calf, camp
D words:  board, bowl, breakfast, breath, bricks
E words:  budge, burden, business, camel, canoe
F words:  bureau, burst, busily, careless, certainly
G words:  attach, attorney, attractive, audible, authority

Math
We have a quiz Monday December 11. The rest of the week we will focus on adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators. 

Social studies

In social studies this week we are finishing up our geography unit with test over their key terms and map identifications.  Students have their key term answers and tomorrow will have example maps/questions to take home.  We will be reviewing our maps each day in class until the test Friday.

Science
In science, we are preparing for this Thursday’s Space unit test. An Infinite Campus email was sent Friday with links to a completed study guide (also available on my webpage in the Links section) and this quizlet: https://quizlet.com/185935311/space-vocabulary-planet-facts-moon-phase-cycle-quizlet-flash-cards/ Please have your student study each night prior to the test. 

Reading
This week in reading we will continue to read our class novel, Shiloh. We will be taking the Winter MAPS Test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Due to MAPS testing and a short week next week there will be NO VOCABULARY until after we return from Winter Break.


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