Monday- Grammar and vocabulary introduced in class and assigned
Tuesday- Vocabulary sentences due on Edmodo
Thursday- Vocabulary assignment on Edmodo due, grammar packet due
Friday- Vocabulary and grammar quizzes
Resources to review can be found in the folder on our Edmodo class page or by clicking here. If your student needs help keeping track of these due dates, remember to reference this weekly schedule and suggested plan.
We’ll be wrapping up Chapter 16 of History Alive next week. We will be testing on Wednesday. Resources to review will be posted to Edmodo or can be found here. After Chapter 16, we’ll be starting our pioneers simulation, so students can get a taste of life as a settler during the mid-1800s. Information about challenge projects for this unit will be coming soon!
Students in my math class will be retaking the Chapter 9 test on Tuesday, April 9. Students not participating in the retake have a graphing assignment due Wednesday, April 10. They have been working on this in class and should be prepared to turn in their work Wednesday.
We will be skipping Chapter 10 in Math in Focus for now and moving on to Chapter 11 later in the week. Chapter 11 is Graphs and Probability. We will be covering Lessons 1, 3, and 4, as well as some problem solving in this chapter, but will skip the other lessons. The test is adjusted to match which lessons we cover and which we skip.
IAR testing continues next week. This replaces PARCC testing. Students may not wear smartwatches during the testing, so if your student typically wears one, please encourage him or her to leave it at home on testing days. The schedule for 5th grade testing next week is as follows:
April 8, April 9- Reading Assessment (1:15-3:00)
If you’re able to schedule absences around these times, that would be great!
Students with numbers 13-24 have their next reading response letters due Friday, April 12th. Vlogs for students 1-12 will be due on Friday, April 12th. The directions, topic choices, and rubric for assessing them can be found here.
On April 10th, our class will attend a kick-off presentation of our Fifth Grade Service Project! A representative from the Animal House Shelter plans to bring a golden retriever dog to Dryden. The students will not be in contact with the dog. The dog may shed, so we wanted to confirm students’ ability to participate due to possible allergies or otherwise. This presentation will take place in the courtyard, and we can have a special seating area farther away from the dog if that would be helpful.
Please let me know if your child is NOT able to participate, or if your child may participate as long as they are seated far from the dog.
The students have been working really hard on writing their own original poems. They will still have some additional class time to work on writing five poems, but their final drafts will be due on Thursday, April 11. Additionally, students have been doing a poet study to learn a little bit about the life of a famous poet. This assignment will be due on Friday, April 12.
World of Work permission slips were sent home in Friday Folders today. Please return those permission slips as soon as possible. Be sure to indicate your child’s preference for lunch that day on the form. If you are able to chaperone, please let us know on the permission slip, as well. This field trip requires many chaperones, so all available volunteers will be invited to chaperone.
Spring is a busy time for 5th grade! Here are some upcoming events to note:
- Reading MAP test- Monday, April 15 (1:15-3:00)
- Math MAP test- Thursday, April 18 (9:15-11:00)
- No School- April 19 and April 22
- Field trip to visit South- Tuesday, April 23 (9:10-10:20)
- World of Work and 5th Grade Luncheon- Friday, April 26
- Bears Mini Clinic- Tuesday, May 7 (1:30-3:00)
- 5th Grade Track Meet (optional for all 5th graders in the district)- Wednesday, May 8 (traditionally this starts around 4:00)
- 6th Grade Orientation at South- Wednesday, May 8 (6:30 pm)
- Robert Crown Life Begins Presentation- Thursday, May 10
- 5th Grade Musical- Wednesday, May 29
- Field Day- Friday, June 7
- Last day of school- Monday, June 10