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Week of February 25, 2019


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Thursday, February 28 – Customary and Metric System Test

Thursday, February 28 – Wordly Wise Unit 14 Test

Thursday, March 7 – Biography Book Report Presentations Due – Book Report bottle person-1cdgjt6


1st book – 1/18/19

2nd book – 2/1/19

3rd book – 2/15/19

4th book – 3/1/19

5th book – 3/15/19

5th Grade ELA – Wednesday, April 10, Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12

5th Grade Math – Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 23

5th Grade Science – Thursday, May 2

5th Grade Social Studies – Friday, May 3


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Last week we worked with the metric measurement system.  Students have been making conversions and comparing measurements in the  system.  This week we will review  the customary and metric system, making conversions, and comparing. Students need to have memorized the conversion rates using their notes in their math journals.   There is a lot of memorization which goes with this unit.  Please encourage them to study the conversion rates at home to help them be prepared for class.

Several students did poorly on the metric system quiz before the break.  We will review this system and go over the quiz.  Please make sure students are STUDYING their notes and the charts seen below. We will review and have a test on Thursday.

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We will begin a novel study this week of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.  This novel is set in Denmark during War World II, and the main character is a young girl living under the Nazi regime.  We will use this novel as our read aloud as we continue to read our own books of choice during our Reading Workshop time.

The Biography Bottle project will be completed at home.  Students should be prepared to present their project on Thursday, March 7.  The guidelines for the project can be seen here – Book Report bottle person-1cdgjt6

Students should be reading a book of their choice every day during school and every evening at home.  This should be the biography book for their project this week.   They should have taken their 4th  AR test or written letters by Friday, March 1.

We are working on Wordly Wise Unit 14 this week.  The test will be on Thursday, February 28.


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This week we will writing third person narratives based on Greek Myths.  Students will be grouped to read and perform 3 Greek myths for their classmates.  They will take notes during the performances and write the play into a third person narrative.

In addition, we will continue reviewing grammar and punctuation as we continue to strive to understand the proper use of commas in our writing.








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