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Simpson Summer Reading Information

May21

http://www.cobbk12.org/Simpson/simpson_summer_reading.aspx 

End of 5th Grade

May8

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It is always a bittersweet time of year when it is time to say goodbye to my students.  This year is particularly special for me as I have had many of my students in class for two years, and the rest I have watched in 4th grade and gotten to know them as individuals this year.  This is an amazing group of students who have s much to offer  I look forward to hearing from them in the future as they continue on the lifetime journeys.

Thank you all for being so supportive of Kincaid, your students, and me this year.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you as your children move through middle and high school.

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Thursday, May 9 – Field Trip to Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens

Monday, May 13 – Last day of AC Language Arts

Tuesday, May 14 – Last day of AC Math

Monday, May 20 – Kickball Game

Tuesday, May 21 – Early Release

Wednesday, May 22 – Early Release and 5th grade graduation and party – starts at 8:30 am

Last AR Due Dates:

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

 

 

Week of April 29, 2019

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Tuesday, April 30 – RBQ Presentations in class

Wednesday, May 8 – Wordly Wise Unit 20 Test

Thursday, May 9 – Field Trip to Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens

AR DATES:

1st book: March 29

2nd book: April 12

3rd book :  April 26

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

MILESTONES DATES:
5th Grade Math – Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 235th Grade Science – Thursday, May 2

5th Grade Social Studies – Friday, May 3

 

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This week we will be working on our Rubik’s Cube unit.  The kids love learning the steps to solve the Rubik’s Cube.  We will only have math on Monday and Tuesday because of standardized testing.

There will be no computation quiz this week.

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Students will be presenting their research based questions on Tuesday.

Students should be reading a book of their choice every day during school and every evening at home.    They should have taken their 4th AR test or written letters by Friday, May 10th.

There will be no Wordly Wise test this week.  The test on unit 20 will be next Wednesday, May 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Book Drive

April23

Kincaid Elementary School Book Drive 

 

Hey parents!  

Have you heard of the Kincaid Elementary School book drive? Well, it’s when students donate books to our school. The 5th grade AC students are creating ways to make students want to donate books to Kincaid. Help us to make the hidden world of books become known, so Kincaid children can explore this hidden world of books!  Books will be sorted and distributed to classroom libraries throughout the school. 

      Thank you from the 5th grade AC class 

Week of April 15, 2019

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Thursday, April 18 – Wordly Wise 19 Test

AR DATES:

1st book: March 29

2nd book: April 12

3rd book :  April 26

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

MILESTONES DATES:
5th Grade Math – Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23

5th Grade Science – Thursday, May 2

5th Grade Social Studies – Friday, May 3

 

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This week we will be reviewing the standards we covered earlier in the year. These include place value, powers of ten, order of operations, rounding, simple expressions, comparing decimals, and measurement conversions.

There will be no computation quiz this week.

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This week we are working on a Research Based Question (RBQ) as part of the AC curriculum.    Students will come up with their own research question, complete the research in class, and prepare a presentation in class.  Their presentation can be in any format they choose.

Students should be reading a book of their choice every day during school and every evening at home.    They should have taken their 3rd AR test or written letters by Friday, April 26th.

There will be a Wordly Wise test on Thursday on unit 19.

 

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This week we are organizing and doing a Kincaid Elementary School Book Drive as a community service project.  The students will work in groups to create flyers, film commercials for the Kincaid News, decorate book boxes, and prepare to present to classes.  The book drive will provide additional books for classroom libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donors Choose Project for Classroom Books

April11

Good morning,

Please help us build our classroom library.  We have a new project on Donors Choose for classroom books if you would like to donate.  You can also share this with anyone you think would like to contribute.  Thank you for all you do for your kids and school!

Graphic Novels, Mysteries, and Other Books

Week of April 8, 2019

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Tuesday, April 9 – Computation Quiz

 

AR DATES:

1st book: March 29

2nd book: April 12

3rd book :  April26

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

MILESTONES DATES:
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 working on writing constructed responses for math problems.  Students will be practicing restating the question with an answer and using math vocabulary to explain the process they took to solve the problem.

We are also still working on computation skills and working carefully and accurately.  Little mistakes are our biggest problem as students understand the processes, but they are still making careless errors.

There will be a computation quiz on Tuesday.

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This week we are discussing independent reading goals.  Students will complete a Reading Reflection Survey which will help guide their note taking and conferences as we discuss their books of choice.

Students should be reading a book of their choice every day during school and every evening at home.    They should have taken their 2nd AR test or written letters by Friday, April 12th.

There will be no Wordly Wise this week since we will be Milestone Testing.

 

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This week we are discussing and practicing using graphic organizers for planning informational and opinion essays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 25, 2019

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Tuesday, March 26 – Computation Quiz

Thursday, March 21 – Wordly Wise Unit 18 Test

Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5 – Spring Break

AR DATES:

1st book: March 29

2nd book: April 12

3rd book :  April26

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

MILESTONES DATES:
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 working on writing constructed responses for math problems.  Students will be practicing restating the question with an answer and using math vocabulary to explain the process they took to solve the problem.

We are also still working on computation skills and working carefully and accurately.  Little mistakes are our biggest problem as students understand the processes, but they are still making careless errors.

There will be a computation quiz on Tuesday.

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This week we are comparing and contrasting characters, setting, and plots in dramas.  We will be reading short plays and discussing the story elements and how they affect the plot.

We will also be continuing to read books of choice in class and analyzing the story elements listed above.

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 1st AR test or written letters by Friday, March 29th.

We are working on Wordly Wise Unit 18 this week.  The test will be on Thursday, March 26.

 

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This week we are reviewing parts of speech and grammar as well as working on writing an opinion essay based on two articles in a given amount of time.  Students should be reading the articles, choosing text evidence to support their opinions, and writing a solid 5 paragraph essay on the given prompt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 18, 2019

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Tuesday, March 19 – Computation Quiz

Thursday, March 21 – Coordinate Grid Test

Thursday, March 21 – Wordly Wise Unit 17 Test

AR DATES:

1st book: March 29

2nd book: April 12

3rd book :  April26

4th book:  May 10

5th book – May 17

MILESTONES DATES:
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 reviewing using the first quadrant of a coordinate plane.   The x-axis always comes before the y-axis.

There will be a test on Thursday.

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This week we are comparing and contrasting characters, setting, and plots in stories, books, and dramas.

We will also be continuing to read books of choice in class and analyzing the story elements listed above.

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 1st AR test or written letters by Friday, March 29th.

We are working on Wordly Wise Unit 17 this week.  The test will be on Thursday, March 21.

 

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This week we are reviewing parts of speech and grammar as well as working on writing an opinion essay based on two articles in a given amount of time.  Students should be reading the articles, choosing text evidence to support their opinions, and writing a solid 5 paragraph essay on the given prompt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

AR DATES:

 

5th book – 3/15/19

MILESTONES DATES:
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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