ISTEP MARCH 4-5-6
ALL COLONIES COMPLETED MARCH 7
Important Announcements and Dates:
Vocabulary Practice Packet Due March 3 - No later
Vocabulary Packet Practice and Review due March 3
March 4-5-6 ISTEP TESTING Round #1 including writing prompts, language arts, math and social studies
March 7 -Colonies Project Completed - all maps and booklets turned
We will move vocabulary to March 14 in order to have all colony assignments completed by March 7.
March 7 - end of term #3 (really - have we even been in school that many days???)
March 10-14 Colony Presentations
March 14 Report Cards for Term #3 (weahter permitting grading etc.)
March 14 - Vocabulary word - "Struct" to build
Create a Colony Assignment Due March 7.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 8 The Dilemma of Slavery in the Colonies
What distinguishes the major colonial regions?
New England Colonies
Each region’s economy and way of life was based on its natural resources and climate. There were many more opportunities and jobs for diverse skills in the colonies. People came to find a better life - it did not always happen.
Chapter 8 The dilemma of slavery
Colonies- written letter assignment due on Thursday February 6
We wrote drafts last week to our families back in England telling them of the pros and cons in either Jamestown or Plymouth (student choice) and why the family should come, stay home or why the colonist might be returning to the comforts of England.
Jamestown - first permanent English settlement - mysteries and nightmares in the colony
Plymouth/Plimoth - English settlement founded for religious purposes
Literary Text vocabulary
Writing to a prompt - FAT-P and transitional words; writing at least two plus pages on a single topic (five paragraphs minimum); using exciting topic sentences.
No Charge TIme March 3-7
March 10-14 Poetry Rotations
Monday February 17- March 7- Floating, Sinking and Buoyancy
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 January 13 we will be resuming writing in our reading notebooks and they will be collected on our normal schedule.
Monday: Numbers 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 ,29
Tuesday: Numbers: 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30
Wednesday: Numbers 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27
Thursday: Numbers 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28
*ENL Students have an adjusted reading 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**
VOCABULARY and GRAMMAR
Greek and Latin Roots, prefixes and suffixes and Shurley Grammar
Root words these past weeks: rupt and ceed, cede, cess, vers, vert
Root word this week: struct
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 email@example.com 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.|
|Cool Earth/Wind Map Understand wind patterns by watching this map.|