Important Announcements and Dates:
Thursday December 5 - all books completed: Indian Captive1, Birchbark House, Children of Longhouse meet with book completed. Those who failed to turn in completed assignments before Thanksgiving MUST have them this day.
Wednesday - Codetalker, Indian Captive2 Meet with book completed. Those who failed to turn in completed assignments before Thanksgiving MUST have them this day.m
Thursday - LIBRARY BOOKS DUE
Thursday December 5 Geography Bee in the Classroom
Friday December 6: Final Question for Native American Books
Friday: Exploration Words
Where does the story take place? Research and cite the source of your information. What is the main setting including time and place for your book? Write a descriptive 2-3 paragraphs with details of the setting so that anyone who has not yet read the book would know where and when the book takes place. Add to your essay something you learned in your research about Native Americans and the early struggles in this country. This is a research question and must include research – not just your own knowledge from the book.
Include: Maps, drawings of living spaces/homes, pictures of scenes as well as your research to go above a 3.
Friday December 13 - School Geography Bee (grades 4-5-6)
Vocabulary you must know:
Age of Exploration
Eight Explorers you must know: You will be assigned to a group and you will produce a short play covering the lives of one of these eight explorers:
Juan Ponce de Leon
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Robert de la Salle
Writing Prompts - how to plan and write for different purposes. Ask your child what is FAT-P?
Figurative Language - should be able to identify,
write examples of and use in own writing, identify in literature
*Indicates a secure skill needed for fifth grade
Our Environment: Creating Terrestrial Habitats
Biomes around the world
Creating a Biome Creature and a Presentation Creature due December 11
Prey and Predators
Food Chains/Life Cycles
Presentation Day (Sign up will be Wednesday December 4)
LITERATURE and READING
For reading time at school you must have a novel or an information book on one topic (such as Pirates, Soccer, The Boston Tea Party) During reading time you may not be reading comic books, Ripley's and books that do not have long and more challenging texts. If you cannot find a few challengings words, you are not reading a book at your level.
Beginning September 9 and until further notice Reading Notebooks are turned in the following Days:
This week November 4- November 22 and the following two weeks, we will be answering questions for our assigned literature books. As always, best effort including complete sentences, full paragraphs of 5-7 sentences, correct spelling and punctuation are expected.
Monday: Numbers 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 ,29
Tuesday: Numbers: 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26
Wednesday: Numbers 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27
Thursday: Numbers 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28
*ENL Students have an adjusted writing assignment about books they are reading.
All writers' notebooks will be collected and checked each week during conference times.
By now you should have written:
IN FIFTH GRADE ALL TYPES OF WRITING REQUIRE A PLAN
Poetry Books - work on each Friday.
VOCABULARY and GRAMMAR
Greek and Latin Roots, prefixes and suffixes and Shurley Grammar
Social Studies Vocabulary Words (See above)
A Poem a Day increases fluency.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
Usual Weekly schedule for Specials:
Monday PE & Music;
Wednesday No Specials (Late Start)
Thursday Library Checkout and Computer Lab;
Friday Music & PE,
GRADING RUBRIC FOR STANDARDS
Calendar of Events
|SOCIAL STUDIES BOOK LOG IN LINK firstname.lastname@example.org and your usernMe (first name and initial or your log in name from school) and your lunch password+class number in a single series.|
|Ben's Guide to the 50 States|
|Games for 5th Grade Social Studies|
|University School Library Page|
|Free Rice Practice your vocabulary words here - get smarter! :-)|
|Test your knowledge Quiz|
|Biomes of the World|
|Cyber Sleuth World Biomes|
|Typing program Free typing program to learn correct keyboard skills.|
|Native Americans FAQs for Kids|
|Native American Video and FAQs|
|WORD of the day|
|Moon Phases What is a waxing, waning and a gibbous moon?|
|Scholastic Book Orders This link should take you to the On Line ordering site. You can also send in a check to Scholastic Books and I will enter in the classroom order.|
|The Constitution For Kids Learn all of the Amendments and what they changed.|
|Biomes How many biomes are there?|
|EXAMPLE OF WIKI for POLAR BEAR|
|Constellations for Thinkers|
|3 minute review of Bill of RIghts|
|How the American Constituion was made|
|Writing Tips from published Authors What can J K Rowlings, Rodman Philbeck and other kids others tell you?|
|MY BIG CAMPUS|
|Quizlet - Mrs. Kinkead's Page Practice Vocabulary and States|
|A Month of Moon Phases.|