5th - Team

Week of August 26th

I can not believe another week has already come and gone!

5th Grade Back to School Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday September 3rd at 6:00 pm.  We look forward to meeting with you and sharing an overview of the year.  

We had an amazing class discussion around our Core Virtue of Respect.  Students gave very thoughtful answers about what is respect, how we show respect to others, and why it is important to show respect.  Some answers were: 

Respect keeps us safe.

Being kind and respectful makes you feel amazing.

Respect is being kind physically and mentally.

Being respectful helps you be responsible because you will know what to do.

Not respecting is kind of like bullying.

Respect is important because others feel equal to you.

After thinking it through, we realized that respect is a component of teamwork.  We all have a part, we have to work together, mistakes are going to happen, and we cheer each other on.  

A new spelling packet has been sent home in Purple Folders.  Students will be taking a spelling test over these words on Friday.
Our first book project is due Monday October 7th.  The requirements and grading rubric have been sent home.  Students should have an Adventure or Survival book picked out by Friday September 6th.

Content Covered:
Reading - Frindle
Comprehension Strategy - Character and Plot
Writing - Parts of a Paragraph
Math - Place value
Core Novel - The Secret Garden
Science - Properties of Matter
Social Studies - Lakes of the World
Core Virtue - Respect
Core Saying - Well begun is half done

Important Dates:
Thursday September 5th - Picture Day 

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Week of August 19th
First week of school!

Welcome to Fabulous Fifth Grade!  We are working hard to build our community of learners, and have a great year ahead of us.  Our first Random Act of Kindness unit focuses on Respect, which is also one of our Core Virtues for September.

Content Covered:
Reading: Character Traits, Summary versus Retell
Math: Beginning of the year testing
Writing: What Makes a Good Friend?
Science: The Scientific Method
Social Studies: Maps and Globes
Core Novel: The Secret Garden

Important Dates:
Monday September 2nd - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
New Time Tuesday September 3rd - Back to School Night 6 - 7:30 pm