Week of December 17

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Content: WWI, The Roaring 20’s, The Great Depression- There will be a unit assessment on Wednesday; use the study guide sent home Monday.

Math: Review of Previously Taught Skills

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Review of Previously Taught Skills

Spelling: None

Upcoming Events:

  • December 18th: Gingerbread House Day
  • December 19th: Holiday Party (12:00-1:00)
  • December 20th and 21st: Early Release
  • December 22nd- January 6th: Holiday Break (No School)

Week of December 10

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Content: The Great Depression

Math: Mixed Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Main Idea and Details

Spelling: Soft G

Spelling Words:

  1. magical
  2. dangerous
  3. nudge
  4. pledge
  5. challenge
  6. engine
  7. genuine
  8. giraffe
  9. agile
  10. giant
  11. orange
  12. emergency
  13. germ
  14. gentle
  15. legend
  16. agent

Upcoming Events:

  • December 14th: Performing Arts Field Trip to Pope High School
  • December 19th: Holiday Party (12:00-1:00)
  • December 20th and 21st: Early Release

Week of December 3

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Content: World War I and The Roaring 20’s

Math: LCM and Adding/Subtracting Fractions

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Main Idea and Details

Spelling: Contractions

Spelling Words:

  1. didn’t
  2. they’ve
  3. couldn’t
  4. won’t
  5. don’t
  6. aren’t
  7. wouldn’t
  8. we’ll
  9. doesn’t
  10. there’s
  11. it’s
  12. haven’t
  13. they’re
  14. I’ve
  15. we’re
  16. I’ll

Upcoming Events:

  • December 6th: Fifth Grade Movie Night (5:00-7:00)
  • December 7th: Fox Trotters Performance at Pope High School (6:00 and 7:30)
  • December 14th: Performing Arts Field Trip to Pope High School
  • December 19th: Holiday Party (12:00-1:00)
  • December 20th and 21st: Early Release

Week of November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year, we reflect on what we are thankful for. Thank YOU! I am truly thankful to be the teacher of 25 amazing fifth graders and have the support of their amazing families. I hope that you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and holiday filled with family, friends, and memories!

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Content: Inherited Traits and World War I

Math: LCM and Adding/Subtracting Fractions

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Main Idea and Details

Spelling: Homonyms

Spelling Words:

  1. guessed
  2. guest
  3. pear
  4. pair
  5. night
  6. knight
  7. choose
  8. chews
  9. principal
  10. principle
  11. aloud
  12. allowed
  13. hare
  14. hair
  15. through
  16. threw

Upcoming Events:

  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • November 30th: First Payment for the Field Trip Due
  • December 6th: Fifth Grade Movie Night (5:30-7:30)
  • December 19th: Holiday Party
  • December 20th and 21st: Early Release

Week of November 12

Geography Bee:

Click on the image for details about the 2018-2019 Geography Bee.

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Science: Classifying Animals

Math: Dividing Decimals

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Main Idea and Details

Spelling: ei and ie

Spelling Words:

  1. weigh
  2. neighbor
  3. sleigh
  4. eight
  5. reign
  6. freight
  7. deceive
  8. receive
  9. field
  10. friend
  11. grief
  12. piece
  13. pier
  14. yield
  15. believe
  16. thief

Upcoming Events:

  • November 12th-16th: Book Fair
  • November 13th: Book Fair Family Night
  • November 15th: Class Geography Bee
  • November 15th: Fifth Grade Thanksgiving Feast (10:30-11:30)
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • November 30th: First Payment for the Field Trip Due

Week of November 5

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Science: Classifying Animals

Math: Dividing Decimals

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Text Features in Nonfiction Text

Spelling: Suffixes: ness and ly

Spelling Words:

  1. kindness
  2. darkness
  3. awareness
  4. forgiveness
  5. sadness
  6. weakness
  7. scariness
  8. happiness
  9. honestly
  10. definitely
  11. friendly
  12. exactly
  13. angrily
  14. happily
  15. speedily
  16. guiltily

Upcoming Events:

  • November 6th: No School
  • November 8th: STEM Night (6:30-8:00)
  • November 12th-16th: Book Fair
  • November 13th: Book Fair Family Night
  • November 15th: Fifth Grade Thanksgiving Feast (10:30-11:30)
  • November 30th: First Payment for the Field Trip Due

Week of October 29

What We’re Exploring This Week:

Social Studies: America’s Expanding Role

Math: Multiplying Decimals

Writing: Informational Writing

Reading: Comparing and Determining the Importance of Point of View, Text Features in Nonfiction Text

Spelling: Prefixes- in, im, mis, and il

Spelling Words:

  1. inactive
  2. incorrect
  3. inconsiderate
  4. inaction
  5. inconsistent
  6. impatient
  7. improper
  8. impolite
  9. impossible
  10. misspell
  11. misuse
  12. misbehave
  13. misguide
  14. misconduct
  15. illegal
  16. illegible

Upcoming Events:

  • October 31st: Relay for Life Costume Dress Up Day ($1 donation to support Relay for Life)
  • November 1st: First Payment Due for Field Trip ($41)
  • November 6th: No School
  • November 8th: Math Night (6:30-8:00)
  • November 12th-16th: Book Fair
  • November 13th: Book Fair Family Night