5th Grade


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What we are learning the week of October 2 - 6, 2017:
* Please remember that we encourage you to contact us throughout the year if 
   your child has any issues or questions.  We will create a plan to help ensure that
   your child has a positive and successful school year!

We will be writing in our journal on Monday on the topic of our choice and share it.  We will write a persuasive letter on Monday as well.    Students will continue learning about with words with Latin roots and their meanings.  This week the root we are studying is AQUA.  Due to science camp, we will not have a spelling list this week.   
*If students want to redo or retake ANY assignment, they may do so for
  homework or during Bearcat Special time.  They need to let me know 
  if they plan to do this.  I always encourage students to "redo" assignments, as
  the ultimate goal is learning the material!  :)

This week in reading Mrs. Clancy will be coming it to do a lesson on extended responses. Students will be using the “RACE” method to answer extended responses. RACE stands for restate, answer, cite evidence and explain. On Thursday students will be making test corrections for an opportunity to improve their test score.  Due to science camp on Tuesday and Wednesday and Fall Break next week, students will not be receiving vocabulary words this week. Vocabulary will pick back up once we return from Fall Break.

As a reminder, students may redo any content knowledge assignment during bearcat special!

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We have our first test on Thursday and will be reviewing during the week


In science, we are taking our properties of matter test today. I will return the tests to them on Thursday. Test corrections will be done in class. They can earn back half of their points for each question corrected. A proper correction includes the test question written, the correct answer choice written (not just the letter), and an explananation as to why their answer was wrong (or why the correct answer was correct). It is in the explanation that I can see if they truly understand the concept.


Tomorrow is science camp!! Please make sure your student has a sack lunch (plastic grocery bags work best). Do not send lunch in a lunch box. Also, bedding should be in a large garbage bag with your child’s name clearly marked in big, bold letters. I also recommend tying a ribbon or using decorative tape to make it easier to find in the big pile! Include a bag in their backpack, prepared the same way, for the return trip.


If you are chaperoning the science trip, you should have received an envelope from your student with instructions for arrival at school, where to park, and a parking pass if your car will be staying all night in the school lot. If you did not get one, please let me know ASAP.

Social Studies:

In social studies this week we will be covering the main responsibility of the legislative branch and several powers the branch can do in regards to turning a bill into a law. We will have a quiz this Friday over the Executive and Legislative branches. Students will have a study guide going home today. 

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