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Week of March 11, 2019


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Wednesday, March 13 – Early Release

Wednesday, March 13 – ELA/Reading 3rd Quarter Touchstone Assessment

Thursday, March 14 – Volume Test

Thursday, March 14 – Wordly Wise Unit 16 Test



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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This week we will be finishing our unit on finding volume of rectangular prisms and compound figures with rectangular prisms.  Students will be using the formula for volume.  Students have been practicing deconstructing the compound figures into several rectangular prism sections to find a combined volume.  You can see these in the examples below.  There will be a test on Thursday.

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This week we are reading short articles in the same genre and comparing and contrasting the themes.   Students have been discussing the similarities and differences in things like mysteries and fairy tales.

We will also be continuing to read books of choice in class.  Students are reflecting on their books of choice and whether the books are stretching their reading in some way.  The books could be a new author, series, or genre.  They may be a challenging book for students because of vocabulary or text complexity.  We are working on being able to find books that we enjoy that are also a challenge in some way.

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 5th  AR test or written letters by Friday, March 15.

We are working on Wordly Wise Unit 16 this week.  The test will be on Thursday, March 14.


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This week we are working on writing responses to questions after reading two articles on a similar topic.  Students have read President Roosevelt’s speech to Congress after the bombing of Pearl Harbor as well as an article about the Japanese internment camps.  They are using the RACE strategy to answer constructed response questions about the articles.

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