November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

This week has been very productive. We have been busy working hard in all subjects.


11/19 – Last day to sign up for conferences

11/24-26 – Conferences

11/27 – 28 – Thanksgiving Break

12/5 – 5A Prayer Service 8:30am in School Hall

Curriculum update:



The Chapter 14 test is on Monday 11/17. Please reread the Chapter and study the study guide to prepare for the test. The My Baptism Collages are due on Friday 11/14. Two days were given in class for this assignment


11/14 – Ch. 3 L. 6, Hands On – Division Models with Greater Numbers

11/17 – Ch. 3 L. 7, Hands On – Distributive Property and Partial Quotients

11/18 – Ch. 3 L. 8, Divide Three – and Four – Digit Dividends

11/19 – Check My Progress Quiz Ch. 3, L. 5-8

11/20 – Ch. 3, L. 9, Place the First Digit

11/21 – CH. 3, L. 10, Quotients with Zeros

Social Studies

Next week the fifth graders will begin Chapter 6, Early English Settlements. At the end of this chapter, students will be able describe what is known about the failed settlement of Roanoke, explain key challenges and successes of the settlement of Plymouth and lastly, explain key challenges and successes of the settlement of Plymouth.




Students will learn the sources and effects of air pollution, and how air quality can be protected.

Students will take a test on Chapter 2, The Earth’s Resources, next Wednesday.


Reading: IMPORTANT – please assist your child in checking his/her PowerSchool to identify missing assignments and to read comments about making corrections that accompany some scores. Missing work is marked as zero and can significantly impact your child’s overall reading score. These should be turned in for credit, which will in turn have a positive impact on their grade. This will give your children a first-hand experience of Cause and Effect relationships which we are working on this week in Reading!! Please encourage your child to come talk to me about any discrepancies or questions they may have regarding any of their reading scores. I tell them that I make at least 10 mistakes every day, so I could easily have made one on scoring an assignment. The open-book Hatchet test will come home in the boomerang today.


Language Arts

This week in Language Arts students continued to work on procedural writing, focusing on using transitions and graphic organizers to sequence their ideas chronologically. In grammar students learned about different types of verbs, focusing specifically on action and linking verbs. Because of the short week, students will take a spelling test on Monday.