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Important Dates:

11/17 Friendship Feast (Last Day before Thanksgiving Break)

11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break

12/7 5th & 6th Band Concert

12/15 Minimum Day and last day before Winter Break

12/18 - 1/1 Winter Break

1/2 First day back to School

Reminders:

Band is Monday and Wednesday. Remind your child to remember their instruments.

Spelling/Phonics quiz is on Fridays. Remind your child to study their words.

Check student’s grades by clicking HERE

Dear 5th grade parents,

Thank you for doing a great job with helping your child remember their homework folders and planners each day. Math homework continues to be nightly, spelling/phonics homework and reading logs continue to be due on Fridays. Also, thank you for proofreading for spelling and punctuation mistakes on your child’s Explorers writing. 4 more Explorers to go. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving break!

Science

Atoms and Molecules

Social Studies

Continuing Unit 2 - Early

American Explorers & Current Events Through Scholastic News

Language Arts

-Unit 2 Week 3 and Week 4

Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary

Sequence and Fluency, Greek & Latin Suffixes, Personification

Grammar-Irregular Nouns & Appositives

Writing- Poetry

Math

Completing Unit 3 - Unit 3 Assessment will be either Tues. or Wed. Nov. 28th or 29th

Beginning Unit 4- Decimal Place Value, Coordinate System, Continuing Multiplication and Division

November 16th

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Important Dates:

10/31 Halloween parade and party

11/1 Teacher Inservice - No School for students

11/4 Harvest Festival

11/10 Veterans Day- No School

11/17 Friendship Feast (Last Day before Thanksgiving Break)

11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break

12/7 5th & 6th Band Concert

Reminders:

-Check student’s grades by clicking HERE

Dear 5th grade parents,

It was so nice to meet with all of you last week. Tomorrow is our Halloween Party and Parade. Remember there is no school on Wednesday as it is a Teacher Inservice Day.

Science

Starting Unit 2 - Chemical Formulas

Social Studies

We are beginning our Unit 2, Early American Explorers.

Students will be making their own Book of Explores

Language Arts

-Unit 2 Week 2 and 3

Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary

Compare & Contrast, Similes & Metaphors

Grammar-Singular and Plural Nouns

Writing- Pet stories

Math

We continue to work on Unit 3 - Fractions, Multiplication, and Division

October 30th

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Important Dates:

10/16 - Minimum Day

10/24, 10/25, 10/26 - Minimum Days for Conferencing

10/31 Halloween parade and party

11/1 Teacher Inservice - No School for students

11/4 Harvest Festival

11/10 Veterans Day- No School

11/17 Friendship Feast (Last Day before Thanksgiving Break)

Reminders:

-Conferences are next week. Click here to sign up

-Check student’s grades by clicking HERE

Dear 5th grade parents,

It was so fun seeing the students perform at Starstruck last week. Please click here to watch a video of their performance.

Remind your students to study for the Northeast States & Caps! Fun to hear you parents are learning along with your children.

Science

Continuing Unit 1- Quiz on Thursday

Social Studies

-Unit 1 - Study Guide for The 4 regions of Native Americans will going home Tues.Oct. 17th. Quiz will be Thursday.

Northeast States & Caps Test Friday Oct.20

Final 50 states & Caps test Oct. 27

Language Arts

-Unit 2 Week 1 and 2

Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary

Contest Glue & Compare and Contrast

Grammar- Nouns

Writing- Finishing Spooky Story and Haunted Houses

Math

Unit 2 Test on Thursday

Begin Unit 3

Unit 3 Parent Letter will be coming home in this week’s Thursday Folder

October 16th

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Important Dates:

10/9 - Teacher Inservice - No School for Students

10/12 Starstruck

10/10-10/13 Book Fair

10/16 - Minimum Day

10/24, 10/25, 10/26 - Minimum Days for Conferencing

10/31 Halloween parade and party

11/1 Teacher Inservice - No School for students

Reminders:

Trojan Trackers started today 10/2

-Bring in box tops Due 10/13

-Star Struck tickets order form due Fri 10/6

-Check student’s grades by clicking HERE

-Check Thursday folders and return Friday

-Library books are due on Thursdays

Dear 5th grade parents,

StarStruck performance day is next Thursday 10/12. Students need to wear jeans and a plain white t-shirt to school that day as well as Thursday night. Students need to be in our room at 7:00 that night.

The next 3 regions for States and Capitals can be difficult. Remind your child to study each night. This week is the Midwestern States.

Science

Continuing Unit 1, States of Matter and Mixtures and Solutions

Social Studies

-Unit 1 - Continuing with The First Americans in the 4 different regions.

Midwest States & Capitals - Be sure your child is studying. They are starting to get tough

Language Arts

-Unit 1 - Week 5

Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary

Author Point of View, Greek and Latin prefixes

Grammar- Run on Sentences and Sentence Fragments

Writing- spooky story

Math

Unit 2 - Whole Number Place Value and Operations, Problem Solving & Multiplications

Oct. 2nd

Important Dates:

9/29 - Minimum Day - Release time is now 12:10

10/9 - Teacher Inservice - No School for Students

10/12 Starstruck

10/16 - Minimum Day

10/24, 10/25, 10/26 - Minimum Days for Conferencing

Episode #2 9/18/17

Reminders:

-Bring in box tops

-Check student planners nightly

-Check student’s grades by clicking HERE

-Check Thursday folders and return Friday

-Library books are due on Thursdays

-Band is Monday and Wednesdays

Dear 5th grade parents,

I sent home the Unit 2 letter to the parents today in your child’s Homework folder. Remember this is for your use only. The answers to all Unit 2 Home Links are on the back page to make it easier for you to check their work. Let them try and find their own mistake before guiding them. The Western States and Caps test is this Friday. Students have a Study Guide and flashcards to help them study.

Science

Unit 1- Continuing with States of Matter

Social Studies

-Unit 1 - Continuing with The First Americans in the 4 different regions.

Western States & Capitals

South West States & Capitals

Language Arts

-Unit 1 - Week 4 & 5:

Complex Sentences,Run-Ons and Fragments

Phon/Spell-r-controlled Vowels

Comprehension-Ask and Answer Questions & Reread, and Author's Point of View

Math

-Concluded Unit 1 - Assessment grades, Exit tickets, and Home Link points are on Aeries

Unit 2 - Whole Number Place Value and Operations

-Log onto Everyday Math website by clicking HERE

9/7/17

Language Arts

Students have completed Unit 1, which consisted of Subject & Predicate, Spelling/Phonics,Vocabulary, Idioms, and Character, Setting, Plot, Problem & Solution of a story.

We have also been working on Information Reading Passages and Summer T-shirt Writing, as well as I am Poems and Letter to the Teacher.

Please remember to check and sign reading logs weekly.

Social Studies

The last few weeks have been focused on Understanding the meaning of the pledge of Allegiance, and starting our 1st unit of Native Americans and the 4 main regions they came from.

Students have made their own Pledge of Allegiance book and will be making a 4 square project of the lifestyles of Native Americans in 4 different regions

We have also completed our Digital Citizenship Unit, which teaches the importance of being safe on Technology

Math

We have just complete Unit 1.

Monday 9/11 will be review and

Tuesday 9/12 will be the Assessment.

I am sending home a study guide self assessment sheet with page numbers in the SRB (student reference book) for students to use to review unit 1 concepts prior to the test.

Concepts covered in unit 1 were -

Area, Volume, and Expressions using grouping symbols

Important Date

9/8 - Teacher Inservice - No School for Students

9/29 - Minimum Day - Release time is now 12:10

10/9 - Teacher Inservice - No School for Students

10/16 - Minimum Day

10/24, 10/25, 10/26 - Minimum Days for Conferencing

Science

Students have started Science with Mrs. Portillo

The first Unit is States of Matter

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